Quick Facts About Uganda
|Population||35.6 million people|
|Size||241,038 square km|
|Major Languages||English, Swahili, Luganda, various Bantu and Nilotic languages|
|Major Religions||Christianity, Islam|
|Life Expectancy||54 years men, 55 years women|
|Main Exports||Coffee, Tea, Spices, Fish, Dairy, Eggs, and Honey|
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.
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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