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Country (long form) Republic of Uganda
Capital Kampala
Total Area 91,135.55 sq mi
236,040.00 sq km
(slightly smaller than Oregon)
Population 23,985,712 (July 2001 est.)
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected
Estimated Population in 2050 84,108,178
Languages English (official national language, taught in grade schools, used in courts of law and by most newspapers and some radio broadcasts), Ganda or Luganda (most widely used of the Niger-Congo languages, preferred for native language publications in the capital and may be taught in school), other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic
Literacy 61.8% total, 73.7% male, 50.2% female (1995 est.)
Religions Roman Catholic 33%, Protestant 33%, Muslim 16%, indigenous beliefs 18%
Life Expectancy 42.59 male, 44.17 female (2001 est.)
Government Type republic
Currency 1 Ugandan shilling (USh) = 100 cents
GDP (per capita) $1,100 (2000 est.)
Industry sugar, brewing, tobacco, cotton textiles, cement
Agriculture coffee, tea, cotton, tobacco, cassava (tapioca), potatoes, corn, millet, pulses; beef, goat meat, milk, poultry
Arable Land 25%
Natural Resources copper, cobalt, hydropower, limestone, salt, arable land
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Geography of Uganda

Uganda, or Republic of Uganda, a country in East Africa. It is landlocked and lies astride the Equator, bounded by Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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History of Uganda

Under the 1995 constitution, there is an elected president and a one-house legislature.