Uganda and Rwanda arent both in Africa

Country & people in Uganda

Uganda's capital Kampala and the entry airport Entebbe are close to the long sought-after sources of the Nile on Lake Victoria. The country's name goes back to the Kingdom of Buganda, the most important of the kingdoms that emerged on today's territory.

Brief facts about people and society:

  • population: 34.856.813
  • Former Colonial affiliation: British protectorate since 1894
  • Official language: Swahili and English, Luganda (regional in the Kingdom of Buganda)
  • Form of government: Republic
  • religion: Roman Catholic, Anglican (Muslim)

Brief facts about the Uganda landscape:

  • Total area of ​​land: 241,038 square kilometers, about two thirds of the area of ​​Germany
  • Water bodies in Uganda: About a sixth
  • Largest lake: Lake Victoria in the southeast
  • Uganda's neighboring countries: Rwanda and Tanzania in the south, Kenya in the east, Sudan in the north, Democratic Republic of the Congo in the east
  • Geological feature: The Central African rift valley runs from north to south - here are also the Edward and Albert Lakes and the several 100 meter deep Murchison Falls
  • Highest point in the country: The Margherita peak (5110 m) in the Ruwenzori mountain range near the DR Congo
  • Landscape in Uganda: Going south from the Ruwenzoris, the landscape changes from savannahs to terraced hills, tea plantations and ultimately to tropical mountain forests
  • Fertility of the land: The north of the country is semi-desert and barren. The 4321 m high volcano Mt. Elgon rises from this region. The most fertile region is the densely populated Buganda region.