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Facts and Figures Including Demographics About Uganda.

These facts and figures are just a snap-shot to guide you into quickly knowing some vital information about Uganda.

  • Officially known as; The Republic of Uganda.
  • Capital; Kampala
  • Uganda is generally a peaceful landlocked country with a welcoming population and unrivalled tourist attractions with excellent National parks that show case Uganda's wildlife and the natural beauty of its flora.
  • Uganda covers a total area of: 236,040 sq km (91,136 sq miles) - That is about the size of UK, of which 15.36% is water.
  • Nationality: Ugandan(s)
  • Languages spoken: English (Official international language and mode of teaching in schools) and Swahili. Numerous other local languages are spoken throughout the country.
  • Ethnic groups; facts and figures will show; 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)
  • Major towns: Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Masaka, Mukono, Mbale, Lira, Soroti, Mbarara, Kabale, Masindi.
  • Border countries: DR Congo, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and the Southern Sudan.
  • And of course the other attribute is about Uganda's weather and climate: Tropical- generally rainy with 2 dry seasons (December to February and June to August). Semi-arid in the north east.
  • Uganda's population is one of the fastest growing in the world: 34 million (2011 est)
  • Population growth rate: 3.6 ( 2011 est)
  • Literacy; 66.8% (15 years and over can read and write). Male 76.8% and Female 57.7%
  • Birth rate: 47.49 births/1000 population (2011 est).
  • Death rate: 11.71 death/1000 population (2011 est)
  • The other interesting Uganda facts and figures are the Age structures: 0-14 years; 49.9% 15-64 years; 48.1% 65 years and over; 2.1%.
  • These figures will show that Uganda has one of the youngest populations in the world.

  • Median age: 15.1 years
  • Infant mortality rate: 62.47 deaths/1000 live births (2011 est). Sadly Many of these deaths are neonatal but the figures also inclusively look at deaths before a child is 5 years with malaria taking a big proportion of the causes.
  • Life expectancy: 53.25years (Male; 52.17 years, Female; 54.33 years) - (2011 est)
  • Total Fertility rate: 6.69 children born/ woman (2011 est)
  • HIV/AIDS- Adult prevalence rate: 6.5% (2009 est)
  • People living with HIV/AIDS: 1.2 million (2009 est)
  • Religion: Roman Catholics 41.9%, Protestants 42% ( Anglican 35.9, Pentecostal 4.6%, Seventh day Adventist 1.5%), Muslims 12.1%, Others 3.1%, none 0.9% (2002 census).
  • However, these facts and figures on religion have fast been changing in the last 15/20 years with a considerable conversion rate to the Pentecostal and other new sects and beliefs coming in.

    Please note that the facts and figures in relation to demographic estimates have explicitly taken into account the effects of the high mortality rate in the last 15/20 years due to HIV/AIDS. These answer the numerous questions to explain what the figures represent.

    These stats for Uganda should give you an insight into this country - keep in mind that these keep changing ...

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