Fort Portal is a city located in the Western Region of Uganda. It is the seat of both Kabarole District and historically of the Toro Kingdom. Fort Portal in Kabarole District is located approximately 296 kilometres (184 mi) by road, west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city, on an all-tarmac two-lane highway. The geographical coordinates of Fort Portal City are 0°39’16.0″N, 30°16’28.0″E (Latitude:0.654444; Longitude:30.274444). Fort Portal is situated at an average elevation of 1,523 metres (4,997 ft) above sea level.

On 1 July 2020, Fort Portal was elevated from municipality to a “Tourism city” status. In 2019, in preparation for the award of city status, Ford Portal annexed several surrounding neighbourhoods and sub-counties, including (a) Karago (b) Ibaale Parish (c) Burungu Parish (d) Karambi sub-county (e) Bukuku sub-county and (f) parts of Busoro sub-county. According to the 2002 national census, the population of Fort Portal was about 41,000. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 46,300. In 2011, UBOS estimated the population at 47,100. In August 2014, the national population census put the population at 54,275. In 2020 UBOS estimated the mid-year population of the city as 60,800. The population agency calculated that the population of the city grew at an average rate of 2.12 percent annually between 2014 and 2020.