A starting point for your exploration of Uganda:
Country facts, links and news.
Area: 236,040 sq km
Borders to: Tanzania, Kenya,
D.R. Congo, Rwanda, Sudan
Population: approx. 23.9 million
Official language: English
Religions: Prostestants (33%), Catholic (33%), Muslim(16%),
Literacy: 61.8 % of adult population (over 15 years)
Est. infant mortality: 91 per 1,000 live births
Life expectancy: 44 (Women), 43 (Men)
President: Yoweri Museveni (since 1986)
Independence: 1962 (from UK)
GDP: $26.2 billion, $1,100 per capita
Agriculture is 43% of GDP. Services are 40%.
Currency: Ugandan shilling (UGX)
Natural resources and crops: copper, cobalt, hydropower,
sugar, tobacco, cotton textiles
More facts and figures:
World Fact Book: Uganda
Africa Online: Uganda
The Monitor - Uganda newspaper
'the independent voice'
UGANDA - A Country Study
- U.S. Library of Congress / area handbooks
The Buganda home page - 'describing
the history, language and culture of the people of Buganda.'
Human Rights Watch:
Planet World Guide - tourist information: Uganda