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Ajiambo Mercy Hellen

Kenneth Kabagambe

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Country Profile

Official Name: Republic of Uganda

conventional short form: Uganda

Uganda: Swahili for ‘Land of the Ganda’

ISO Country Code: ug

Local Time = UTC +3h

Country Calling Code: +256

Capital City: Kampala (pop. 1.2 million)

Other Cities: Entebbe, Jinja, Lira, Mbale, Mbarara


Type: No-party “Movement” system.

Constitution: The new Constitution was ratified on 12 July 1995, and promulgated on 8 October 1995.

The Constitution Of The Republic Of Uganda


Location: Eastern Africa, west of Kenya.

Area: 241,500 km² (93,000 sq. mi.)

Terrain: 18% inland water and swamp; 12% national parks, forest, and game reserves; 70% forest, woodland, grassland.


In the northeast, semi-arid–rainfall less than 50 cm. (20 in.); in southwest, rainfall 130 cm. (50 in.) or more. Two dry seasons: Dec.-Feb. and June-July.


Nationality: Ugandan(s).

Population: 34.8 million (2014).

Ethnic groups: African 99%, European, Asian, Arab 1%.

Religions: Christian 66%, Muslim 16%, traditional and other 18%.

Languages: English (official); Luganda and Swahili widely used; other Bantu and Nilotic languages.

Literacy: 62%.

Natural resources: Copper, cobalt, limestone.

Agriculture products: Coffee, tea, cotton, tobacco, cassava (tapioca), potatoes, corn, millet, pulses; beef, goat meat, milk, poultry, cut flowers.

Industries: Sugar, brewing, tobacco, cotton textiles, cement.

Exports – commodities: coffee, fish and fish products, tea, cotton, flowers, horticultural products; gold

Exports partners: Rwanda 10.7%, UAE 9.9%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 9.8%, Kenya 9.7%, Italy 5.8%, Netherlands 4.8%, Germany 4.7%, China 4.1% (2015)

Imports – commodities: capital equipment, vehicles, petroleum, medical supplies; cereals

Imports partners: Kenya 16.4%, UAE 15.5%, India 13.4%, China 13.1% (2015)

Currency: Uganda Shilling (UGX)