Fort portal is the main town found in Kabarole district in western side of Uganda. Its 320km(200mi) by road western side of Kampala. It takes about 4 hours and 20 minutes travel from kampala.
Kabarole District has a population of 469,236 people according to the 2014 population census report. The main local language spoken in fort portal is Rutoro and its under the rule of Omukama (king). Fort portal has a tropical climate with rare rainfall in most months of the year.
The economic activities in fort portal are mainly subsistence farming and Animal husbandry. Crops grown include Soya beans, cassava, bananas, sorghum, coffee, tea and millet mainly, Livestock is the second economic activity within.
Fort portal Points of interest;
Fort portal has got good health facilities like Fort portal referral hospital and kabarole missionary Hospital.
Omukama’s palace; this is viewed on a small hill called Karuzika Hill overlooking fort portal town on fort portal-kasese road.
Mountain of the moon university; it was officially licenced in 2005, this university is located in Kibundaire community.
Uganda Pentecostal university; is a private institution which is attached to Pentecostal church, the university was opened in 2001 and its located in fort portal town.
Makerere University western campus branch.
Currency Centre; this is owned by Uganda’s central bank-Bank of Uganda , it’s a currency store and has got a currency processing facility.
Branch of National social security fund (NSSF) and
St. Marys seminary Virika; is a catholic diocese foundation which started operating in 1964. Its located on virika hill along fort portal-kasese road which is about 3km from the town of fort portal.
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