Jinja

Jinja, town located in southeastern Uganda where the Nile flows out of Lake Victoria, situated at an elevation of 3,740 feet (1,140 metres) above sea level. Jinja was founded in 1901 as a British administrative centre and grew to become one of the larger towns in Uganda.

The national census of 2002 estimated Jinja's population to be 71,213 of which 36,325 are males and 34,888 are females. In 2008, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics(UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 82,800. With an estimated daily commuter population of approximately 80,000 to 100,000, Jinja on any given business day, contains anywhere from 212,150 to 232,150 people. The majority of the population are of Bantu origin. Lusoga is the main local language. Jinja has a large population of inhabitants who are defined as "working urban poor".

Jinja Catholic Diocese was established on 8th August, 1966 by Pope Paul VI. Bishop Joseph Willigers was ordained as the first Bishop of Jinja on 3rd December, 1967. Its Cathedral located at St. Joseph’s church on Rubaga Hill at the same time it is the seat of the Bishop. Jinja Diocese is one of 19 Cathedral dioceses in Uganda. It was formerly part of Kampala diocese. It covers the region of Busoga. There are four deaneries, Jinja, Iganga, Kamuli and Budini. Each deanery has four or five parishes. Since the establishment of the diocese, new parishes have been created to make the total number of parishes now 21 in the whole diocese. The Christian Catholic population of the diocese is about 334,268 at the last count (with the population count of 2002). This is about 25 per cent of the population of Busoga as a whole.Jinja, town located in southeastern Uganda where the Nile flows out of Lake Victoria, situated at an elevation of 3,740 feet (1,140 metres) above sea level. Jinja was founded in 1901 as a British administrative centre and grew to become one of the larger towns in Uganda.


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"¡Somos misioneros! La Misión pertenece a nuestra identidad más profunda". | "We are missionaries! The Mission belongs to the core of our most fundamental identity".

MS 1 (Cf. CC 2; Dir 26.)