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Capital: Kampala


Total Population: 41,487,965
Natural Increase: 3.3%
Density: 207 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 16.4%
Ethnic Origins: Bantous (Baganda, Banyankoles, Banyoro and Toro) represent around 75% of the population 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
Other Languages Spoken: Ganda or Luganda, other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Roman Catholics 41.9%, Protestants 42%, Muslims 12.1%, Others 3.1%.
Literacy Rate: 66.8%
National Currency: Uganda Shilling (UGX)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 UGX = 0.0002 EUR

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 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 6,0445,8186,0745,7805,099
Exports of Goods (million USD) 2,3572,4082,2622,2452,543
Imports of Services (million USD) 2,4592,7392,7092,7382,271
Exports of Services (million USD) 1,9422,2721,8281,9451,606

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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