Country's codes

International phone code for Uganda: +256

Standard ISO 3166-1:

    3 letters: UGA

    2 letters (internet domain): .UG

    Digital country code 800

Standard EAN-13 (country barcode): -

Olympic country code: UGA

FIFA code: UGA


Useful country information

Total area:

91,135 sq mi (236,040 sq km)

Population (22022 est.): 47.12 million

Capital and largest city (2022 est.): Kampala, 3,470,000

Capital City
Kampala: Capital City Profile

Monetary unit: Ugandan new shilling

Republic of Uganda

Current government officials

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

Ethnicity/race: Baganda 16.9%, Banyakole 9.5%, Basoga 8.4%, Bakiga 6.9%, Iteso 6.4%, Langi 6.1%, Acholi 4.7%, Bagisu 4.6%, Lugbara 4.2%, Bunyoro 2.7%, other 29.6% (2002 census)

Religions: Roman Catholic 41.9%, Protestant 42% (Anglican 35.9%, Pentecostal 4.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.5%), Muslim 12.1%, other 3.1%, none 0.9% (2002 census)


Background:

Ugand is a landlocked country in East Africa.

Uganda borders five countries: Kenya, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Tanzania. The longest border is shared with the DRC.
Uganda is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa with a population of 45 million. It is also one of the fastest growing countries in Africa.

The first Anglican missionaries arrived in Uganda in 1877. The first Roman Catholic missionaries arrived in 1879. Catholics, Protestants, and Muslims all tried to convert the Ugandans.

On 18 June 1894, the British government declared that Uganda would come under British protection as a Protectorate.

Uganda gained her independence on October 9th 1962.



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