Official English Name: Republic of Uganda
Common English Name: Uganda
Capital: Kampala

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Official Language(s)

English
Secondary Languages: Ganda, Swahili, Arabic

Resources

Copper, Cobalt, Hydropower, Limestone, Salt, Arable land, Gold

Neighbors

Democratic Republic of the Congo (West), Kenya (East), Rwanda (Southwest), South Sudan (North), Tanzania (South)

Ethnic groups

Baganda (16.5%), Banyankole (9.6%), Basoga (8.8%), Bakiga (7.1%), Iteso (7.0%)

People

Est. Population:

38,319,241

Demonym:

Ugandan

Religions:

Protestant (45.1%)
Roman Catholic (39.3%)
Muslim (13.7%)
Atheist (0.2%)

Largest City:

Kampala (1,507,114)

Other Cities:

Nansana (365,857)
Kira (317,428)
Ssabagabo (282,664)
Mbarara (195,160)
Mukono (162,744)

Geography

Region:

East-Central Africa

Bodies of Water:

None (Landlocked)

Total Area:

241,038 km2 (81.8% land, 18.2% water)

Total Land:

2,698 km

Total Coastline:

0 km (Landlocked)

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Plateau
Some mountains

Highest Point

Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley (5,110 m)

Lowest Point

Lake Albert (621 m)

Government

Type:

Republic

Head of State and Government:

President Yoweri Museveni

Admin. Divisions

111 Districts
1 Capital City

Independence:

9 October 1962 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Grey Crowned Crane

Nat'l Anthem:

Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty!

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$2,000 (USD)

Currency

Sh (Ugandan Shilling)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = Sh (Ugandan Shilling)3,765.25

Communication

Internet Code

.ug

Telephone Code

+256

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Cultural Notes

The national men's outfit is the kanzu. Women from the west and northwest wear a suuka while women from the central and east wear an outfit called a gomesi.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ug.html (Majority of information)
http://www.ubos.org/onlinefiles/uploads/ubos/NPHC/2014%20National%20Census%20Main%20Report.pdf (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 26 December 2016