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Uganda - Introduction

Introduction to Uganda

A giraffe takes a scenic tour

Travellers are flocking to Uganda's beautiful mountains, trekking opportunities and communities of mountain gorillas. Kampala is now the modern, bustling capital of a new Uganda, a country with one of the fastest growing economies in Africa.

Full country name: Republic of Uganda
Area: 237,000 sq km
Population: 24.6 million
People: Baganda, Lango, Acholi, Pygmy, European, Asian, Arab
Language: Swahili, English,
Religion: Roman Catholic (33%), Protestant (33%), indigenous beliefs (18%), Muslim (16%)
Government: republic
Head of State: President Yoweri Museveni
GDP: US$22.7 billion
GDP per capita: US$1,020
Inflation: 2.6%
Major Industries: Coffee, sugar, brewing, cotton, tea, textiles, tobacco
Major Trading Partners: Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Kenya, UK., Japan, India, South Africa

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