Lake Nabugabo, Uganda, East Africa


This map of Lake Nabugabo, Uganda, was issued in 1963 by the Uganda Department of Lands and Surveys, based on field survey data, aerial photography, and earlier maps. Shown are built-up areas, roads, huts and villages, railroads, airfields, telegraph lines, churches and mosques, ancient sites, and international, regional, district, and other boundaries. Symbols are used to indicate natural features and different types of terrain, including forest, thicket, bamboo, plantation, and several types of swamp. Until about 5,000 years ago, Lake Nabugabo was a part of Lake Victoria, from which it was gradually separated by a buildup of sand dunes resulting from strong westerly winds. The narrow strip of swampland between the two lakes is shown on the map. The scale is 1:50,000. In the lower-right-hand corner is an inset map of the town of Mukungwe, located on the western side of Lake Nabugabo. This region includes the 22,000-hectare Lake Nabugabo wetland district, which is listed on the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance, established under a convention adopted in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971 by the International Conference on Wetlands and Waterfowl.

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Uganda. Department of Lands and Surveys, Entebbe, Uganda


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  • 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