Uganda Facts: 56 Important Facts About Uganda

Last updated on July 8th, 2017 at 10:33 am

28. Unemployment is a huge concern in Uganda and many locals find work with local cottage industries and some many are still unemployed.

29. The supreme court of Uganda has a chief justice and at least 10 other justices.

30. Uganda is also famous for its coffee.

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31. Coffee and cotton are the cash crops that bring in a significant amount of revenue to the country.

32. In fact, Uganda is among the top ten coffee producing countries in the world with Brazil topping the list and Vietnam at the second spot.

33. There are three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Uganda. One is cultural – Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi (2001) and two are natural – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (1994) and Rwenzori Mountains National Park (1994). Learn more…

34. The bicycle is a hot favorite among the local population. People use it on a daily basis.

35. The first post-independence election in Uganda was held in 1962.

36. Uganda receives regular rainfall and there is ample fertile land in the country, which is the reason why the majority of its population is engaged in agriculture and related work.

37. The Government and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) are having a conflict in the north of the country because of which the country is suffering.

38. Uganda is believed to have the potential to feed all of the Africa if it was commercially and sensibly farmed. But due to political instability and erratic political management, the country itself is susceptible to starvation in the future.

39. Strong emphasis is paid on primary school education; however, secondary school education is not available to almost 85% of the children.

40. The world famous River Nile originates in Uganda. It is also known as the father of African rivers. The river passes through 11 countries including Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt. The river is approximately 6,853 kilometers long.

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41. Out of the four regions: Northern (85,391.7 km2), Eastern (39,478.8 km2), Western (55,276.6 km2) and Central (61,403.2 km2), that Uganda is divided into, the central region is the most urbanized and is also home to the nation’s capital – Kampala.

42. According to World Bank, in 2015, Uganda had 84% of its population living in the rural areas.

43. Uganda shares Lake Victoria with Tanzania and Kenya. Lake Victoria is also Africa’s largest fresh water lake.

44. Uganda was under military rule for more than 20 years after its independence from Britain and before the appointment of Yoweri Museveni as the president of the country in 1986.

45. Poverty in Uganda: In 2013, Uganda had 19.7% of its population living below the poverty line.

46. Bantu speakers constitute the largest portion of the population of Uganda.

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