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Uganda is the only country in Africa with more than half of the world's remaining mountain Gorillas and mostly known for that in the world tourism sector. Uganda found in the East African  and is a landlocked. Bordered by Kenya in the East, Tanzania in the south, and Congo in the west, Rwanda in the south west and Sudan in the North.
Uganda covers a total area of approximately 236,040sq km and is roughly the size of the United Kingdom. The country lies astride the equator between latitudes 4° North and 2° South and longitudes 29° and 35° East of the Greenwich. Uganda has a population of over 30 Million People; it is divided into various districts although the Capital city is Kampala. The country is blessed with various ethnic groups making it a multicultural society, English is the official language while Swahili is the next commonly understood language and an important lingua franca especially in the Northern Regions followed by Luganda. The local currency used is the Uganda shilling although foreign currencies are accepted. The major tourist attraction of the country is the Rare Mountain Gorilla.

 

Facts about Uganda

Country: Uganda also known as “the pearl of Africa.” derives its name from Buganda kingdom which encompassed a portion of the south of the Country including the capital area Kampala.

Official name: Uganda is officially known as the “Republic of Uganda.”

Government: The president is the Head of State and Head of Government

Capital City: Kampala is the largest city and administrative capital of Uganda. It is located in the south central part of the country close to the shores of Lake Victoria. Most visitors to Uganda grab the opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of Kampala. This fascinating city has so much to offer the runaway greenery of its gardening setting, cultural sites, exciting nightlife, and the spectacular hills and scenery.

Area: Uganda covers a total area of approximately 236,040sq km and is roughly the size of the United Kingdom. The country lies astride the equator between latitudes 4° North and 2° South and longitudes 29° and 35° East of the Greenwich.

Location: Uganda is a landlocked country in the East African Region bordered by Kenya in the East, Tanzania in the south, and Congo in the west, Rwanda in the south west and Sudan in the North.

Access: There are direct flights from Europe and regional flights from Kenya and Tanzania. You can also catch a long-distance bus from Kenya and Rwanda.

Visas: The Ugandan visa can be obtained upon arrival at the International Airport.

Population: Uganda has a population of over 34 Million People.

Languages: Uganda is a multi-lingual country with English as the official language while Swahili is the next commonly understood language and an important lingua franca especially in the Northern Regions followed by Luganda.


Climate: Uganda's climate is tropical. This means it is generally rainy (particularly during the months of March to May, September to November), while the remaining months (December to February, June to August) comprise Uganda's two dry seasons.

Currency: The currency used is the Uganda shilling; the Uganda Shilling is freely convertible to any foreign currency and vice verse because the country’s economic policy for current and capital accounts is fully liberalized.