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Where is Uganda?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Uganda covers 197,100 square kilometers of land and 43,938 square kilometers of water, making it the 81st largest nation in the world with a total area of 241,038 square kilometers.

Uganda became an independent state in 1962, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Uganda is 35,873,253 (2012) and the nation has a density of 182 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Uganda is the Uganda Shilling (UGX). As well, the people of Uganda are refered to as Ugandan.

The dialing code for the country is 256 and the top level internet domain for Ugandan sites is .ug.

Uganda shares land borders with 5 countries: Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, Kenya, Democratic Republic Of The Congo.

To learn more, visit our detailed Uganda section.

Quick facts

Population 35,873,253
Density 182.0 / km2 ( 471.4 / mi2 )
Language English
Independence Year 1962
Capital Kampala (Central Region)
Currency Uganda Shilling
GDP 26,312,399,301 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 733 (2014 data)
Land Area 197,100 km2 (76,101 mi2)
Water Area 43,938 km2 (16,965 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, The Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Minimum Longitude 29.570
Maximum Longitude 35.040
Mininum Latitude -1.480
Maximum Latitude 4.220

What is the capital of Uganda?

map showing the location of Uganda
Location of Kampala on a map.

Kampala is the capital city of Uganda. It has a population of 1,353,189, and is located on a latitue of 0.32 and longitude of 32.58.

Kampala is also the political center of Uganda, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Kampala, the Capital Of Uganda

City Kampala
Country Uganda
Population 1,353,189
Longitude 32.58219000
Latitude 0.31628000
Elevation 1223 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Uganda

Rank City Population
#1Kampala1,353,189
#2Gulu146,858
#3Lira119,323
#4Mbarara97,500
#5Jinja93,061
#6Bwizibwera79,157
#7Mbale76,493
#8Mukono67,290
#9Kasese67,269
#10Masaka65,373
#11Entebbe62,969
#12Njeru61,952
#13Kitgum56,891
#14Soroti56,400
#15Arua55,585

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.