Uganda

Quick Facts About Uganda

Population35.6 million people
Size241,038 square km
Major LanguagesEnglish, Swahili, Luganda, various Bantu and Nilotic languages
Major ReligionsChristianity, Islam
Life Expectancy54 years men, 55 years women
Main ExportsCoffee, Tea, Spices, Fish, Dairy, Eggs, and Honey
Country Overview

Uganda is a landlocked country bordered by Kenya, South Sudan, the DR Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania. Uganda has transformed itself from a country with a troubled past to one of relative political and economic stability. The country is also a pioneer in the liberalization of the media in Africa.

Despite this, Uganda is one of the poorest nations in the world. 38% live below the international poverty line on less than $1.25 a day. Poverty remains deep-rooted in the country’s rural areas, which are home to more than 85% of Ugandans. The country has also had to contend with a brutal 20-year insurgency in the north, led by the Lord’s Resistance Army.

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