Tororo, Uganda

Tororo, Uganda

Tororo is a town in the Eastern Region of Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative, and commercial center of Tororo District. There are many shops, banks, supermarkets here. Tororo acts as a small trading hub where many people come from the surrounding villages to work.

The town is approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) west of the town of Malaba at the border between Uganda and Kenya. This is approximately 208 kilometres (129 mi), by road, east of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. 

In 2002, the national census put the population of the town of Tororo at about 34,800. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 42,500. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 43,700. The 2014 national population census put the population at 41,906.

Tororo has a major cement works, Tororo Cement Limited, that in 2007, because of power shortages, could produce only 19,000 metric tonnes of cement daily against an installed capacity of 35,000 metric tonnes.

There are a couple of new factories being constructed on the outskirts of the town. One factory is on the way Busia is being built by a Chinese company.