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Entebbe, located on the shores of Lake Victoria 35km from the capital city of Kampala, has a population of approximately 90,500. In the local Luganda language, Entebbe means ‘seat’, and was probably named such because it was the place where a Baganda chief sat to adjudicate legal cases. It first became a colonial administrative and commercial centre in 1893 when Sir Gerald Portal, a British commissioner used it as a base. The city’s importance as a centre of trade really began in 1896, however, with the arrival of a modern European steam ship manufactured in Scotland and pieced together at the Port of Florence – present day Kisumu. This was complemented in 1901 by the completion of the Mombasa to Kisumu railway that opened Entebbe to trade with the Indian Ocean. Today the city is the site of the country’s main international airport and retains much of its colonial charm and relaxed atmosphere.

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