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Map of Uganda showing the location of Njeru.
|Elevation||1,100 m (3,609 ft)|
|Population (2008 Estimate)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Njeru is located approximately 30 miles (48 km) east of Mukono and about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) west of downtown Jinja. The town is located across River Nile from the city of Jinja and is functionally a suburb of that city.
There are several industries and businesses located in Njeru that provide employment to a significant number of people and contribute significantly to the economy of Uganda. These include but are not limited to:
- Nile Breweries Limited - A subsidiary of South African Breweries
- Nalubaale Power Station - Installed Capacity 180 MW - Operated by Eskom (Uganda), a subsidiary of Eskom
- East African Packaging Solutions - A 50/50 Joint Venture between the Madhvani Group and Graphic Systems Limited.
The population of Njeru, according to the 2002 national census was 51,236. In 2008, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics estimated the population of the town at 59,900.