Uganda

Official nameRepublic of Uganda
Name in local languageRepublic of Uganda (en) ; Jamhuri ya Uganda (sw)
ContinentAfrica
SubcontinentEast Africa
Population (ranking: 36e)39,612,378 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth3.00 % / year
Area241,551 km²
Density163.99 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 107e)27.477 billions $USD (2018)
GDP/capita (ranking)643 $USD (2018)
GDP growth6.10 % / year (2018)
Life expectancy (ranking)63.30 years (2014)
Birth rate44.50 ‰ (2013)
Fertility rate5.80 children / woman (2014)
Death rate (ranking)11.26 ‰ (2013)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)53.00 ‰ (2014)
Literacy rate72.20 % (2014)
Official languagesSwahili, English
CurrencyUgandan shilling (UGX)
HDI (ranking: 200e)0.516 / 1 (2017)
EPI (ranking)44.28 (2018)
GovernmentDominant-party semi-presidential republic (dictatorship de facto)
Head of StatePresident Yoweri Museveni
National Day9 October (independence of 1962)
ISO CodesUG, UGA
DemonymUgandan
Tourists (ranking)1,323,000 people (2016)
Ouganda – petite
Doubtful democracy and tense relations with neighbors

Uganda is a country in East Africa. It is part of African Great Lakes. It is bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, Kenya to the east, Rwanda and Tanzania to the south, South Sudan to the north. The south of the country encompasses a large part of Lake Victoria.

Éléphants en Ouganda
Elephants in Uganda. Photo: Joel Sartore, National Geographic
Volcan Sagitwe, Kisoro, Ouganda
Volcano Sagitwe, Kisoro, Uganda
Kampala, capitale de l'Ouganda
Kampala, capital city of Uganda
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Urban areas (2014)
Urban areasPopulation
Kampala4,101,302 inhabitants
Jinja589,661 inhabitants
Mbarara195,322 inhabitants
Gulu150,306 inhabitants
Lira134,904 inhabitants
Lugazi114,524 inhabitants
Masaka103,227 inhabitants
Kasese101,065 inhabitants
Hoima100,099 inhabitants
Mityana96,075 inhabitants
Mubende95,416 inhabitants
Masindi94,439 inhabitants
Mbale92,857 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
RegionsPopulationArea
Centre9,529,227 inhabitants61,403 km²
Est9,042,422 inhabitants39,479 km²
Nord7,188,139 inhabitants85,392 km²
Ouest8,874,862 inhabitants55,277 km²
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See also