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About Uganda in detail
Where is Uganda?
Uganda, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 0 19 N 32 33 E otherwise in Africa, in East-Central Africa, west of Kenya, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
What is the capital of Uganda?
The capital city of Uganda is: Kampala.
What is the time in Kampala?
It is 8 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Kampala is: UTC+3.
What is the Internet code for Uganda?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Uganda is: .ug
What is the size of Uganda?
The territory of Uganda is total: 241,038 sq km; land: 197,100 sq km, water: 43,938 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Uganda is slightly smaller than Oregon.
If we would like to walk around and discover Uganda, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 2,729 km.
What is the water coverage of Uganda?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Uganda is covered by water (see below), and this includes 0 km (landlocked country) coastline.
What is the climate like in Uganda?
The climate of Uganda is tropical: generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August): semiarid in northeast.
Geographical data of Uganda
The elevation of Uganda; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Lake Albert 621 m, highest point: Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley 5,110 m.
The typical geographical details of Uganda include mostly plateau with rim of mountains.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Uganda is landlocked country; fertile, well-watered country with many lakes and rivers.
Resources and land use of Uganda
The country’s main mined products are copper, cobalt, hydropower, limestone, salt, arable land, gold. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 71.2%; arable land 34.3%; permanent crops 11.3%; permanent pasture 25.6%; forest: 14.5%; other: 14.3% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Uganda
The number of inhabitants of Uganda is 38,319,241 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 16.1% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Uganda is concentrated in KAMPALA (capital) 1.936 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Uganda
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Baganda 16.5%, Banyankole 9.6%, Basoga 8.8%, Bakiga 7.1%, Iteso 7%, Langi 6.3%, Bagisu 4.9%, Acholi 4.4%, Lugbara 3.3%, other 32.1% (2014 estimate).
Spoken languages in Uganda
The spoken languages in Uganda are the following: English (official language national language, taught in grade schools, used in courts of law and by most newspapers and some radio broadcasts), Ganda or Luganda (most widely used of the Niger-Congo languages, preferred for native language publications in the capital and may be taught in school), other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic.
What are the most important religions in Uganda?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Protestant 45.1% (Anglican 32.0%, Pentecostal/Born Again/Evangelical 11.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.7%, Baptist .3%), Roman Catholic 39.3%, Muslim 13.7%, other 1.6%, none 0.2% (2014 estimate).
Further population data of Uganda
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 48.26% (male 9,223,926 / female 9,268,714) 15-24 years: 21.13% (male 4,010,464 / female 4,087,350) 25-54 years: 26.1% (male 5,005,264 / female 4,997,907) 55-64 years: 2.5% (male 460,000 / female 496,399) 65 years and over: 2.01% (male 337,787 / female 431,430) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Uganda is 3.22% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Uganda the birth rate is 43.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 10.4 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Uganda the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Uganda, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Uganda are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 7.2% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Uganda
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Uganda has substantial natural resources, including fertile soils, regular rainfall, small deposits of copper, gold, and other minerals, and recently discovered oil. Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy, employing one third of the workSince 1986, the government - with the support of foreign countries and international agencies - has acted to rehabilitate and stabilize the economy by undertaking currency reform, raising producer prices on export crops, increasing prices of petroleum proThe global economic downturn in 2008 hurt Uganda's exports; however, Uganda's GDP growth has largely recovered due to past reforms and a rapidly growing urban consumer population. Oil revenues and taxes are expected to become a larger source of governmentUganda faces many challenges. Instability in South Sudan has led to a sharp increase in Sudanese refugees and is disrupting Uganda's main export market. High energy costs, inadequate transportation and energy infrastructure, insufficient budgetary disciplThe budget is dominated by energy and road infrastructure spending, while relying on donor support for long-term drivers of growth, including agriculture, health, and education. The largest infrastructure projects are externally financed through low-inter.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Uganda is $25.61 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Uganda is 4.9% (2016 estimate) 4.8% (2015 estimate) 4.9% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Uganda this is $2,100 (2016 estimate) $2,000 (2015 estimate) $2,000 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Uganda produces?
The main agricultural products of Uganda are coffee, tea, cotton, tobacco, cassava (manioc, tapioca), potatoes, corn, millet, pulses, cut flowers; beef, goat meat, milk, poultry, and fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are sugar, brewing, tobacco, cotton textiles; cement, steel production. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on sugar, brewing, tobacco, cotton textiles; cement, steel production.
Drinking water source in Uganda
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 95.5% of population, rural: 75.8% of population, total: 79% of population. Unimproved: urban: 4.5% of population, rural: 24.2% of population, total: 21% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Uganda
In Uganda the average number of childbirth is 5.8 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Uganda
The average age of the population is total: 15.7 years; male: 15.6 years, female: 15.8 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Uganda it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Uganda is -0.7 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent or grandparent must be a native-born citizen of Uganda. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: an aggregate of 20 years and continuously for the last 2 years prior to applying for citizenship.
Is Uganda a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Uganda
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Uganda density of the hospital beds is 0.5 beds / 1,000 population (2010).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Uganda the degree of risk: very highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fevervectorborne diseases: malaria, dengue fever, and trypanosomiasis-Gambiense (African sleeping sickness)water contact disease: schistosomiasisanimal contact disease: rabies (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Uganda the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Uganda is 3.9% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Uganda? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Uganda are N/A.
More interesting facts about Uganda
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; The colonial boundaries created by Britain to delimit Uganda grouped together a wide range of ethnic groups with different political systems and cultures. These differences complicated the establishment of a working political community after independence was achieved in 1962. The dictatorial regime of Idi AMIN (1971-79) was responsible for the deaths of some 300,000 opponents; guerrilla war and human rights abuses under Milton OBOTE (1980-85) claimed at least another 100,000 lives. The rule of Yoweri MUSEVENI since 1986 has brought relative stability and economic growth to Uganda. A constitutional referendum in 2005 cancelled a 19-year ban on multi-party politics and lifted presidential term limits..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Uganda: 9 October 1962 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Uganda
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, six equal horizontal bands of black (top), yellow, red, black, yellow, and red; a white disk is superimposed at the center and depicts a grey crowned crane (the national symbol) facing the hoist side; black symbolizes the African people, yellow sunshine and vitality, red African brotherhood; the crane was the military badge of Ugandan soldiers under the UK.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Uganda: grey crowned crane; national colors: black, yellow, red.
Constitution of Uganda
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Uganda?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Uganda is mixed legal system of English common law and customary law.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Uganda, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National Assembly or Parliament (427 seats; 290 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote, 112 for women directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote, and 25 "representatives" reserved for special interest groups - army 10, disabled 5, youth 5, labor 5; there are 13 ex-officio members appointed by the president; members serve 5-year terms)elections: last held on 18 February 2016 (next to be held in February 2021)election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - NA.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Uganda
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Uganda the labor force is 19.03 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Uganda is total: 57.6 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 66.7 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 48.4 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Uganda is N/A %9.4% (2013 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Uganda, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.4% highhest 10%: 36.1% (2009 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Uganda the GINI index is .39,5 (2013).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Uganda the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 2.4% highhest 10%: 36.1% (2009 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Uganda
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Uganda is; revenues: $3.748 billion, expenditures: $5.41 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 14.6% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Uganda is 1 July - 30 June.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Uganda
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 5.6% (2016 estimate), 4% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 22.6% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Uganda
Uganda, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Uganda is: $2.723 billion (2016 estimate), $2.667 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: coffee, fish and fish products, tea, cotton, flowers, horticultural products; gold.
The most important imported products are: capital equipment, vehicles, petroleum, medical supplies; cereals, and the countries from where the import is coming: Kenya 16.4%, UAE 15.5%, India 13.4%, China 13.1% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Uganda
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Uganda, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 59.9% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 19.2% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Uganda, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Uganda; mobile cellular service is increasing rapidly, but the number of main lines is still deficient; work underway on a national backbone information and communications technology infrastructure; international phone networks and Internet connectivity provideddomestic: intercity traffic by wire, microwave radio relay, and radiotelephone communication stations, fixed-line and mobile-cellular systems for short-range traffic; mobile-cellular teledensity about 55 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 256; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 Inmarsat; analog and digital links to Kenya and Tanzania (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Uganda
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Uganda: 47 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Uganda: total: 20,000 km (excludes local roads)paved: 3,264 km, unpaved: 16,736 km (2011).
The total length of the waterways in Uganda: (there are no long navigable stretches of river in Uganda; parts of the Albert Nile that flow out of Lake Albert in the northwestern part of the country are navigable; several lakes including Lake Victoria and Lake Kyoga have substantial traffic; Lake Albert is navigable along a 200-km stretch from its northern tip to its southern shores) (2011).
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Facts about Uganda
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Uganda, conventional short form: Uganda, etymology: from the Swahili "Buganda," adopted by the British as the name for their East African colony in 1894; Buganda had been a powerful East African state during the 18th and 19th centuries.
|Abbrevation: Uganda||Geographic coordinates:
1 00 N, 32 00 E
|Capital of Uganda: Kampala||GPS of the Capital:
0 19 N 32 33 E
|Position: East-Central Africa, west of Kenya, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Land area: total: 241,038 sq km; land: 197,100 sq km, water: 43,938 sq km||Terrain: mostly plateau with rim of mountains
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than Oregon|
|Population: 38,319,241 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 3.22% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 0.98 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.93 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.79 male(s) / female, total population: 0.99 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $2.723 billion (2016 estimate), $2.667 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $4.677 billion (2016 estimate), $4.911 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Kenya 16.4%, UAE 15.5%, India 13.4%, China 13.1% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 16.1% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): KAMPALA (capital) 1.936 million (2015)||Median age: total: 15.7 years; male: 15.6 years, female: 15.8 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 7.131 million. Percent of population: 19.2% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 328,811. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 20.22 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 54 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: N/A %9.4% (2013 estimate)||Nationality: Ugandan(s) adjective: Ugandan||National holidays: Independence Day, 9 October (1962)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 55.4 years. Male: 54 years, female: 56.9 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 5.8 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 43.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 78.4%; male: 85.3%, female: 71.5% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of English common law and customary law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: sugar, brewing, tobacco, cotton textiles; cement, steel production||Industrial production growth rate: 5% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 4.9% (2016 estimate) 4.8% (2015 estimate) 4.9% (2014 estimate)|
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