oa East African Geographical Review - Functions and characteristics of trading centres in Uganda

Volume 1973, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1937-6812



This paper is a preliminary report of a larger research project on the central places in Buganda. Its purpose is to appraise the functions and other characteristics of trading centres in Central Buganda as they existed during 1971/72. Central Buganda is here defined to include the districts of West and East Buganda as well as the counties of Singo and Busujju in Mubende district. The offshore islands and the Kampala urbanized area were excluded. Sixty-four trading centres with a size of more than 10 shops and containing more than 80% of all shops in the area were examined. Various elements of their urban structure were recorded and interviews conducted.

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