flag Uganda Uganda: Introduction

Capital: Kampala


Total Population: 45,853,778
Natural Increase: 3.2%
Density: 221 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 25.6%
Ethnic Origins: Bantus (Baganda, Banyankoles, Banyoro and Toro) are the most numerous and live in the South of the country. Nilotic people (Acholi, Karamojong and Langi) live in the North. Tribes of Uganda are classified in five major language groups: Bantu, Nilotics, Madi - Muro, Highland Nilotics and Nilo - Hermits. There are many refugees from Rwanda, Sudan and Congo.
Official Language: English and Swahili are official languages.
Other Languages Spoken: Uganda is a multilingual country. Around forty indigenous languages are spoken in the country; the three main families are Bantu, Nilotic and Central Sudanic.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Roman Catholics 41.9%, Protestants 42%, Muslims 12.1%, Others 3.1%.
Literacy Rate: 66.8%

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Uganda Shilling (UGX)

Country Overview

Area: 241,550 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic influenced by country's army.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
Economy based on agriculture and in particular coffee.
HDI*: 0.483/1
HDI (World Rank): 163/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Uganda, dial 00
To call Uganda, dial +256
Internet Suffix: .ug
Telephone Lines: 0.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 14.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 18.16% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20172018201920202021
Imports of Goods (million USD) 5,5966,7297,5188,2518,784
Exports of Goods (million USD) 2,9013,0873,4774,1494,193
Imports of Services (million USD) 2,0482,5282,6533,0043,211
Exports of Services (million USD) 1,3751,6101,7528821,852

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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