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 country. 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.
Facts about Uganda
Country: Uganda was also known as â€œthe pearl of Africa.â€ 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 â€œRepublic of Uganda.â€
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 4Â° North and 2Â° South and longitudes 29Â° and 35Â° 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.a
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.
Currency: The currency used is the Uganda shilling; the Uganda Shilling is freely convertible to any foreign currency and vice verse because the countryâ€™s economic policy for current and capital accounts are fully liberalized.