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Map: Uganda, Africa

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Photos. Jose Cameleone - No. 1 in Uganda

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The Rwanda genocide

 

 

Uganda

A starting point for your exploration of Uganda: Country facts, links and news.

Uganda flagRepublic of Uganda

Capital: Kampala
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%), Indigenous beliefs(18%)

Literacy: 61.8 % of adult population (over 15 years)
Est. infant mortality: 91 per 1,000 live births
Life expectancy: 44 (Women), 43 (Men)

Type: Republic
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:

CIA World Fact Book: Uganda


LINKS:

Africa Online: Uganda
The Monitor - Uganda newspaper 'the independent voice'
UGANDA - A Country Study - U.S. Library of Congress / area handbooks
MyUganda.co.ug
The Buganda home page - 'describing the history, language and culture of the people of Buganda.'

Human rights

Human Rights Watch: Sudan

Tourism/travel

Lonely Planet World Guide - tourist information: Uganda

 

 

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