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Uganda Facts

  • Name: Uganda
    (long form) Republic of Uganda
  • Capital City: Kampala (1,659,600 pop.)
  • Uganda Population: 34,758,809 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Uganda Shilling
    (conversion rates)

    Uganda Shilling
    1000 Ugandan Shillings
  • Ethnicity: Baganda 16.9%, Banyakole 9.5%, Basoga 8.4%, Bakiga 6.9%, Iteso 6.4%, Langi 6.1%, Acholi 4.7%, Bagisu 4.6%, Lugbara 4.2%, Bunyoro 2.7%, other 29.6%
  • GDP total: $51.27 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $1,400 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • 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
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Kampala, Gulu, Lira, Mbarara, Jinja
  • Name: Meaning Buganda in Swahili, meaning 'Brothers and Sisters'
  • National Day: October 9
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 41.9%, Protestant 42% (Anglican 35.9%, Pentecostal 4.6%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.5%), Muslim 12.1%, other 3.1%
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