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Country Profile

Country Name

Republic of Uganda

Independence

9th October 1962 (From UK)

Latitude & Longitude

Latitude 4 ̊ N to 2 ̊ S
Longitude 29 ̊ E to 35 ̊ E

Area

236,000 km2 (About two-thirds the size of Japan)

Population

34.9 million (November 2014)

Capital

Kampala, 40km away from Entebbe Airport (45 minute drive)

Time

GMT/UTC +3 hours; 6 hours behind Japanese time
Example, 9am in Uganda is 3pm in Japan

Language

The official language is English and it is spoken widely in the country. Luganda is a common language in the central region. People in some of the areas also understand Swahili especially in the north.

Currency

Uganda Shilling(UGX)

Religion

Roman Catholic (33%), Protestant (33%), Islam (16%), Traditional religions (18%)

Climate

Tropical climate; Dry season (Jun-Jul, Jan-Feb), Rainy season (Apr-May, Oct-Nov)

Ethnic Groups

33 ethnic groups classified into 3; Bantu (from the central region to the west), Luo (in the north) and Nilo Hamites (in the northwest)

 

 

 

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