We compiled a list of basic facts about Uganda that will interest every traveler planning an African Safari in Uganda. Having this list will help you have a good plan for spending your safari holidays in Uganda and how you’ll handle yourself to avoid any mishaps during your trip. But first, let’s introduce you to common knowledge about Uganda;
Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, but commonly known as The Pearl of Africa, is a landlocked country lying across the equator in East Africa, the Great Lakes region. About the size of Great Britain, Kenya borders Uganda in the East, Tanzania in the South, Rwanda in the South West, DRC in the west, and Sudan in the north, with a land surface of 241,039 sq km.
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Uganda’s current population is 46,395,316 as of Thursday, December 17, 2020, based on the latest United Nations estimates, consisting of dozens of ethnic groups where 87% live in rural areas. The official language is English though Swahili and Luganda are commonly spoken. English and Christianity help unite these diverse peoples, who come together in the cosmopolitan capital of Kampala. This country attained its independence as a Protectorate from Britain on 9th October 1962.
The country’s flag consists of six horizontal bands of black, yellow, and red. The official languages of its people are English and Swahili. However, a majority of the population speak Luganda. Uganda is accessible by Air through Entebbe International Airport (EBB) and by land through Busia and Malaba in the East, Katuna in the west, and Mukula in the South.
The following are basic facts about Uganda that will help you know Uganda better through its landscape, attractions, culture, climate, economy, and many more.
These facts about Uganda will be updated on the regular. Be sure to check back soon for more facts about Uganda.
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