Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos.
Languages: English (official), Swahili (official), Luganda, various Bantu and Nilotic languages
Ethnic Groups: Baganda 16.9%, Banyankole 9.5%, Basoga 8.4%, Bakiga 6.9%, Iteso 6.4%, Langi 6.1%, Acholi 4.7%, Bagisu 4.6%, Lugbara 4.2%, Bunyoro 2.7%, other 29.6%
Belief Systems: Roman Catholic 41.9%, Protestant 42% (Anglican 35.9%, Pentecostal 4.6%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.5%), Muslim 12.1%, other 3.1%, none 0.9%
Population: 37.9 million people (World Rank: 35th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 492 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 72nd) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 3.2 %/yr (World Rank: 6th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 59.2 years (World Rank: 203rd) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 15.5 years (World Rank: 197th) (2010 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Map of Uganda
Current News About Uganda
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Uganda
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Uganda
in Washington D.C.
Uganda Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links
by Gunnar Anzinger.
Traveling to Uganda
Comprehensive travel information from africaguide.com