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UG Population Distribution by District 2018
Uganda Population Distribution by District 2018 (UG Bureau of Statistics 2018 - Statistical Abstract)
Uganda – The pearl of Africa
“The kingdom of Uganda is a fairy-tale. You climb up... and at the end there is a wonderful new world. The scenery is different, the vegetation is different, the climate is different, and, most of all, the people are different from anything elsewhere to be seen in the whole range of Africa ... I say: ‘Concentrate on Uganda’. For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life - bird, insect, reptile, beast - for vast scale -- Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa.” (Winston Churchill)
Key facts
  • Population: 45,7 Mio (2019)
  • Life expectancy at birth m/f (years, 2016): 60/65             
  • Official language:  English, Kiswahili
  • Timezone:  GMT plus 3hr
  • Currency:  Uganda shilling (USh)
  • Form of government: Presidential republic
  • President: Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
  • Gross domestic product (GDP): 25.995 Billion USD (as of 2017)
  • Human Development Index (HDI): 0.516 (Index), place 162 out of 188 ranked countries (as of 2017)
  • Area: 236,000 sq km including 36,330 sq km of inland water
  • Capital city: Kampala
  • Population density (per sq. km): 207

Uganda is a landlocked East African country lying astride the equator. It is bordered (clockwise from north) by Sudan, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. For more Information on the historical background, politics, economy, and culture, read here.
Latest Publications

Behind the Scenes of Uganda's Refugee Policy
Event Report | September 2019

"Charcoal Burning is Another 'War' in Nothern Uganda"
Publication | June 2019

Water Supply in Uganda - Water security and social repercussions
Publication | May 2019

The Governance of Civil Society in Uganda - A critical evaluation of this year's Reality Check key topic
Event Report | February 2019



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