Continent – Africa

Region – East Africa

Size – 241,038 km2

Geography – Landlocked, with mountains and lakes

Language – Swahili, English

Religion – 85% Christians, 12.1% Islam, 1% follows traditional religions, 0.1% Baha’I, 0.7% other non-Christian religions, 0.9% had no religious affiliation

Monetary Unit- Ugandan shilling (UGX)

Natural Resources- Fertile soils, substantial mineral deposits of copper and cobalt, untapped reserves of crude oil and natural gas.

Agriculture – Sweet potatoes, plantains, cassava, sweet potatoes, millet, sorghum, maize, beans, groundnuts sesame, livestock, coffee, cotton, tea and tobacco

Industry – sugar, brewing, tobacco, cotton textiles, cement, steel

Neighboring Countries – Kenya, Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania

Population – 34,634,650 (2014 census)

Population Growth Rate – 3.3%

Average Life Expectancy – 58.65 years

Capital City – Kampala

Highest Mountain – Mount Stanley

Yearly Rainfall – 800mm to 1500mm

Plant Life – Mvuli trees, elephant grass, thorn scrubs, acacia trees, euphorbia shrubs

Animal Life – Elephants, lions, leopards, gorillas, chimpanzees, rhinoceroses, antelope, zebras, Rothschild’s giraffes, hippopotamus, crocodiles

Bird Life – More than 1000 species of birds including shoebill, red-throated alethe, black-headed lapwing, yellow-throated longclaw, orange weaver, African jacana

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