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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%


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

World Factbook

Current News About Uganda

Uganda - Facts and Information 1
U.S. Library of Congress

Uganda - Facts and Information 2

Traveling to Uganda

Ugandan Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Uganda Government Web Sites
by Gunnar Anzinger

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