Kidera, Uganda


This map of the Kidera region in the Kayunga District of Uganda was published by the Directorate of Overseas Surveys for the government of Uganda in 1964. It is based on aerial surveys carried out in 1959 and 1960 and on field survey data. The Victoria Nile flows northwestward from Lake Victoria into Lake Kyoga. The river then exits the lake and flows westward to Lake Albert. This map shows the point at which the river enters Lake Kyoga. Physical features depicted include woodlands and forest and swampland and papyrus islands. Also indicated on the map are roads, a cotton-buying post, schools, hospitals, local administrative offices, a leper village, and the routes of ferries and canoe ferries across both the Victoria Nile and Lake Kyoga. Individual dwellings on this extremely detailed survey map are indicated by dots. An index grid in the lower left identifies adjoining sheets to this map. The map scale is 1:50,000. Distances are shown in miles and kilometers; elevations are in feet. Lake Kyoga is 129 kilometers long and is characterized by its shallow depth and swampy shoreline, overgrown with papyrus.

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Great Britain. Overseas Surveys Directorate, Entebbe, Uganda


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Kidera: Uganda 1: 50,000

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1 map ; 83 x 64 centimeters


  • From the Uganda National Fisheries Resources Research Institute. Digitized at the National Library of Uganda with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Last updated: March 24, 2015