Uganda – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Full name:  Republic of Uganda

Nationality
        noun: Ugandan(s)

        adjective: Ugandan

Flag:

Area
       
total: 236,040 sq km        land: 199,710 sq km        water: 36,330 sq km 

Population: 27,269,482

note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2005 est.) 

Ethnic groups
        Baganda 17%

        Ankole 8%        Basoga 8%        Iteso 8%        Bakiga 7%        Langi 6%        Rwanda 6%        Bagisu 5%        Acholi 4%        Lugbara 4%        Batoro 3%        Bunyoro 3%        Alur 2%        Bagwere 2%        Bakonjo 2%        Jopodhola 2%        Karamojong 2%        Rundi 2%        non-African (European, Asian, Arab) 1%        other 8%

Capital: Kampala , population 260 000

Largest Cities
       
Jinja-70 000

        Mbale-55 000        Masaka-50 000        Entebbe-45 000        Mbarara-45 000

        Gulu-35 000

Official Language
        English (official 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 

Religion
       
Roman Catholic 33%

        Protestant 33%        Muslim 16%        indigenous beliefs 18% 

Political system: republic presidential/parliamentary democracy


GDP:
purchasing power parity – $39.39 billion (2004 est.)  

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $1,500 (2004 est.) 

Annual growth: 5% (2004 est.)   

GDP – composition by sector
       
agriculture: 35.8%

        industry: 20.8%        services: 43.6% (2004 est.)

Inflation: 3.5% (2004 est.) 

Discover-TheWorld.com