Uganda

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Republic of Uganda

Capital

Kampala

Official language (s)

English and Swahili (Kiswahili)

Area

241.038 km2

Population

35.873.253

Ethnic groups

16,9% - Baganda
9,5% - Banyankole
8,4% - Basoga
6,9% - Bakiga
6,4% - Iteso
6,1% - Langi
4,7% - Acholi
4,6% - Bagisu
4,2% - Lugbara
2,7% - Bunyoro
29,6% - other

Major cities
(with population)

Kampala - 1.353.189
Gulu - 146.858
Lira - 119. 323
Mbarara - 97.500
Jinja - 93.061
Bwizibwera - 79.157

Currency (-ies)

Ugandan shilling (UGX), subdivided into 100 cents (cents are out of circulation since 1987)

Main religion (s)

41,9% - Roman Catholic
35,9% - Anglican
12,1% - Muslim
4,6% - Pentecostal
1,5% - Seventh-Day Adventist
3,1% - other

Time zone (s)

GTM + 03

Dialing code

+256

Climate

Uganda's climate is tropical. This means it is generally rainy (March to May, September to November) with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August). The climate is semiarid in the northeast.
Mean annual temperatures range from 16°C in the southwestern highlands to 25°C in the northwest. In the northeast, temperatures exceed 30°C 254 days per year. Daytime temperatures average about 8-10 degrees warmer than nighttime temperatures in the Lake Victoria region, and about fourteen degrees lower in the southwest.

Administrative division

Uganda is divided into 111 districts and one city (the capital city of Kampala) across four administrative regions. Most districts are named after their main commercial and administrative towns. Each district is further divided into counties and municipalities.

Major airports

Entebbe: Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
Gulu: Gulu Airport (ULU)
Arua: Arua Airport (RUA) (unpaved)
Moyo: Moyo Airport (OYG) (unpaved)







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