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47. Uganda has been ranked at the number one tourist spot for the year 2012 by Lonely Planet, a travel website and a premium travel media publisher in the world.
48. CNN listed Uganda among the top 16 holiday destinations for 2016.
49. Uganda is the world’s second most populous landlocked country after Ethiopia.
50. A UN secretary for humanitarian affairs declared the war in the northern Uganda as the “largest neglected humanitarian emergency in the world”.
51. Uganda is a cash-based economy as the infrastructure in the country is not developed to support cashless transactions as in the other developing and developed countries.
52. In 2014, the country’s first female-only gym was inaugurated in Uganda by 25-year-old Mildred Apenyo.
53. Did you know that Uganda hosts more refugees than any other country in Africa? There are more than 21 million refugees in the world and 86% of them have found shelter in developing nations (nations that are themselves struggling to provide basic necessities to their people).
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54. Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley is the highest peak of Uganda. Mount Stanley (5,109m) is also the third highest mountain is Africa after Kilimanjaro (5,895m).
55. Lake Albert is the lowest point in Uganda at 621m.
56. It is estimated that Ugandans drink 11.93 liters of alcohol per person per year, making it the second top country in Africa for that matter. Nigeria is at the number one spot on this list with an average alcohol consumption of 12.28 liters per person per year.
This is how Ugandans are helping refugees. A good lesson for rest of the world.
— UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) June 23, 2017
Uganda Country Profile
|Independence||9 October 1962 (from the UK)|
(0.3476° N, 32.5825° E)
(0.3476° N, 32.5825° E)
|Total area||241,038 sq km|
|Population||38,319,241 (July 2016 est.)|
|Suffrage||18 years of age; universal|
|Official Language||English, Swahili|
|Borders||Kenya, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania|
|Currency||Ugandan shilling (UGX)|
|Religion||Protestant 45.1% (Anglican 32.0%, Pentecostal/Born Again/Evangelical 11.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.7%, Baptist .3%), Roman Catholic 39.3%, Muslim 13.7%, other 1.6%, none 0.2% (2014 est.)|
|Life expectancy||55.4 years (2016)|
Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
|Climate||tropical; generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August); semiarid in northeast|
|Terrain||mostly plateau with rim of mountains|
|Natural resources||copper, cobalt, hydropower, limestone, salt, arable land, gold|
|Government type||presidential republic|
|Vice President||Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi|
|Birth rate||43.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)|
|Death rate||10.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)|
|Sex ratio||0.99 male(s)/female (2016 est.)|
|National symbol||grey crowned crane|
|National colors||black, yellow, red|
|National anthem||"Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty!"|
|Industries||sugar, brewing, tobacco, cotton textiles; cement, steel production|
|Exports||$2.723 billion (2016 est.)|
coffee, fish and fish products, tea, cotton, flowers, horticultural products; gold
|Imports||$4.677 billion (2016 est.)|
capital equipment, vehicles, petroleum, medical supplies; cereals
|GDP - per capita (PPP)||$2,100 (2016 est.)|
|Time Zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
|Internet country code||.ug|
|Drives on the||Left|
|Data sources||CIA, Wikipedia|
|Table last updated||June 28, 2017|