Facts

  • Population: 35.6 million
  • Languages: English (official), Swahili (official), Luganda, various Bantu and Nilotic languages
  • Major religions: Christianity, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 54 years (men), 55 years (women)
  • Currency: Ugandan Shilling (UGX)

Notes

  • Winston Churchill called Uganda โ€œthe pearl of Africaโ€
  • Landlocked Uganda continues to transform itself from a country with a troubled past to one of relative stability and prosperity.
  • Uganda continues to struggle withย a brutal 20+ year insurgency in the north, led by the Lord’s Resistance Army.
  • Uganda has banned plastic bags

Geography

  • Area: 241,038 sq km (93,072 sq miles)

Safety & Security

Foreign Embassies in Uganda

  • Australian High Commission, Nairobi, Kenya (also responsible for Uganda): +254 (20) 4277 100
  • Canadian High Commission, Nairobi, Kenya (also responsible for Uganda): +254 (0)20 366 3000
  • Ireland Embassy, Kampala: +256 (0)41 771 3000
  • South African High Commission, Kampala: +256 (0)41 770 2100
  • UK High Commission, Kampala: +256 (0)31 231 2000
  • USA Embassy, Kampala: +256 (0)41 259 791

News about Uganda

  • Adventure Trend
  • BBC

 

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