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Capital: Kampala

Government: Dominant-Party Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Yoweri Museveni


  • Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy, employing over 80% of the work force.
  • Coffee accounts for the bulk of export revenues.

Population: 37,873,253

Land Size: 241,038 sq km (93,072 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • 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)

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


  • 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



  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Ugandan Refs to Handle Rwanda-Tanzania Match - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [New Times] The return leg of the CHAN 2018 qualifiers between Rwanda and Tanzania on Saturday will be officiated by Ugandan FIFA referees at Stade de Kigali.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Police Arrests Dozens Over Presidential Age Limit Protest - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Deutsche Welle] Police in Uganda have arrested at least 53 people including an opposition leader, for demonstrating against a plan to amend the constitution and scrap the presidential age limit.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Sheebah, Jazmine for Coke Studio - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Observer] Sheebah Karungi and Lydia Jasmine join Eddy Kenzo and Bebe Cool to represent Uganda in this year's edition of Coke Studio Africa.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Maddox to Headline Vintage Auto Show - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Observer] Renowned Ugandan reggae maestro, Maddox Sematimba, is set to be the headline act at this year's Vintage and Classic auto show slated for July 29 at Sheraton Kampala hotel.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Muchomo Festival Set for This Sunday - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Observer] Kampala's number one meat feast, the Muchomo festival, is back with a third edition at the Uganda museum this Sunday.