Uganda - World Fact - Hostel in Europe


Uganda Uganda is the country where East African savannah meets the West African jungle. In this country you can observe lions prowling the vast open plains in the morning and head into the jungle and track chimpanzees through the rainforest in the same day. Its verdant biodiversity and it political stablity since 1986 make Uganda one of the safest African countries to visit. Hostel in Europe Network

Area: 241.113 Km2
Population: 23.986.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 99 pop/Km2

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Kampala (954.000 pop.)
Major cities: Jinja 60.000 pop., Masaka 50.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Baganda 30%, Basoga 10%, Banyankore 9%, Kiga 7%, others bantu, nilotics and sudaneses tribes 44%
Border countries: Sudan NORTH, Democratic Republic of the Congo WEST, Rwanda and Tanzania SOUTH, Kenya EAST

Principal mountains: Ruwenzori 5119 m
Principal rivers: Nile 770 Km (Ugandan tract, total 6671 Km)
Principal lakes: Lake Victoria 30.000 Km2 (ugandan part, total 68.100 Km2), Lake Albert 5400 Km2 (total, with part of Democratic Republic of the Congo), Lake Edward 2200 Km2 (total, with part of Democratic Republic of the Congo), Lake Kyoga 1300 Km2
Principal islands: Sese Islands (Buggala, Bukasa, Kkome), Buvuma
Climate: Equatorial - tropical

Language: English (official), Swahili
Religion: Catholic 35%, Protestant 25%, Muslim 6%, Indigenous Beliefs
Currency: Ugandan Shilling (UGX)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 26/1, 8/3, 1/5, 3/6, 9/6, 9/10, 25/12, 26/12
Dialling code: 00256
GMT: +3

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