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Public Relation Officer
Muhammed Dimma Mawejje
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.
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.
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)