Uganda Identity Card

Country name:
~ conventional long form: Republic of Uganda
~ conventional short form: Uganda
Area: 236,040 sq km
Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
Highest point: Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley 5,110 m
Population: 27,269,482
Density: 115/km2
Population growth rate: 3.31%
Official Language: English
Religions: Roman Catholic 33%, Protestant 33%, Muslim 16%, indigenous beliefs 18%
Government type: republic
Capital: Kampala
GDP - per capita: $1,500
Inflation rate: 3.5%
Currency (code): Ugandan shilling (UGX)
Vehicle Country Id-Code: EAU
Calling code: +256
Internet country code: .ug
Time Zone: + 3.0 H


Uganda proves to an unforgettable travel experience with great opportunities for bird watching, golfing, paragliding, cycling, and hiking, horse riding and boating. Being a landlocked country, it may not have serene seashore on offer but it is perfectly compensated by a tranquil waterfront of Lake Victoria. Located in east-central Africa, Uganda takes in the lion share of Lake Victoria, the largest in the continent, within its territories. In fact it resides at the heart of the Great Lakes region in Africa and is also surrounded by Lake Albert, Lake Kyoga and Lake Edward. The terrain of Uganda is dominated by the extension of the great East African plateau, which is about 4,000 ft in height. A rim of mountain ranges surrounds the country in the eastern and western side. Though the Equator crosses over the country topography, Uganda is spared of scorching heat and enjoys temperate climatic conditions.
Uganda has come out of the dreaded days of terror inflicted by military dictator Idi Amin and is being restored as a multiparty democratic republic. Once a hub of Bantu people, the country was ruled by several kingdoms like Bunyoro and Ankole but Buganda dynasty was the most important and lend in the naming of the country. Uganda was proclaimed as a British protectorate in 1894 and became independent on October 9, 1962.




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