Where is Uganda?

Located in East-Central Africa, Uganda has a 2,729.00 km border with Democratic Republic of the Congo (877 km), Kenya (814 km), Rwanda (172 km), South Sudan (475 km) and Tanzania (391 km). Uganda is subject to armed fighting among hostile ethnic groups, rebels, armed gangs, militias, and various government foces.

Uganda is an African country covering 241,038.00 km2 of which 18.23% is water and 197,100.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 79th largest country in the world and slightly more than two times the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Oregon. Its geographic coordinates are 1 00 N, 32 00 E and Kampala is the capital city.

The country's name comes from the Swahili "Buganda".

Its ISO code is UG.

Geography

Uganda has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level.

It has a temperate continental climate that is Mediterranean on the southern Crimean coast; otherwise temperatures vary greatly by region. Its terrain is mostly made up of plateaus with some mountain coverage.

Population

Uganda has a population of 38,319,241 making it the 35th largest in the world.

English is the official national language, and Ganda or Luganda is also widely spoken. The most common ethnic groups reported are Baganda, Banyankole, and Basoga. The majority of the population is Protestant Christian or Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 256.

Government

Uganda is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1962. Its constitution was last ratified in 1995.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Uganda's GDP is $84,930,000,000.00 (USD) with $2,100.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 91st largest economy and its citizens the 195th richest in the world. The currency of Uganda is the Shilling (UGX).

Its major export partners are Rwanda, the United Arab Emirates, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its main exports are coffee, fish and fish products, and tea. Its major import partners are Kenya, the United Arab Emirates, and India. Its major imports include capital equipment, vehicles, and petroleum.

This page was last modified on December 15th, 2017