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Entebbe

(ĕntĕb`ə), town (2002 pop. 55,086), S Uganda, on Lake Victoria, near Kampala. Located in a region producing cotton, coffee, and plantains, it is the site of a major international airport. Entebbe was founded in 1893, and from 1894 to 1962 it was the administrative capital of the British Uganda Protectorate. In 1972, Entebbe's Asian population was forced to leave as part of a nationwide expulsion of Asians by Gen. Idi Amin. In 1976, Entebbe's airport was the site of a raid by Israeli commandos who freed 103 Israeli hostages from a plane hijacked by Palestinian terrorists. Eleven Ugandan warplanes and much of the airport were destroyed in the raid. The city has noteworthy botanical gardens and research institutions.

Entebbe

 

a city in Uganda. Population, 21,200 (1969). Entebbe is a port on Lake Victoria. It has an international airport and is linked by a highway with the capital, Kampala. Entebbe has a botanical garden. It is the center of an agricultural region that grows bananas, coffee, and cotton. Industry is represented by the processing of agricultural raw materials.

Entebbe

daring Israeli raid freed airline hostages at Ugandan airport (1977). [World Hist.: Facts (1977), 487]
See: Rescue

Entebbe

a town in S Uganda, on Lake Victoria: British administrative centre of Uganda (1893--1958); international airport. Pop.: 57 518 (2002 est.)
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