Africa

Uganda profile

  • 21 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
Silverback mountain gorilla
A silverback mountain gorilla sits in Uganda's Bwindi National Park, a major attraction for visitors
  • Full name: Republic of Uganda
  • Population: 35.6 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Kampala
  • Area: 241,038 sq km (93,072 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English (official), Swahili (official), Luganda, various Bantu and Nilotic languages
  • Major religions: Christianity, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 54 years (men), 55 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Ugandan shilling = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Coffee, fish and fish products, tea; tobacco, cotton, corn, beans, sesame
  • GNI per capita: US $510 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .ug
  • International dialling code: +256