Uganda

 

Emerging from the shadows of its dark history, a new dawn of tourism has risen in Uganda, polishing a glint back into the pearl of Africa. Travelers are streaming in to explore what is basically the best of everything the continent has to offer. For a relatively small country, there is a lot that is big about the place. Its home to the tallest mountain range in Africa, the source that feeds the world’s longest river and the continent’s largest lake. In addition, with half the remaining mountain gorillas residing here, as well as the Big Five to be ticked off, wildlife watching is huge. Uganda remains one of the safest destinations in Africa. Other than watching out for the odd hippo at your campsite, there is no more to worry about here than in most other countries.

Official name

Republic of Uganda

 

Political Regime

Dominant-party semi-presidential republic

 

Surface

241.038 km²

 

Population

37.873.000 people.

 

Capital

Kampala

 

Ethnic Groups

Uganda is composed of a variety of ethnic groups. Bagandas are the biggest one with a 17,4% of the population, followed by Banyankole with a 9,8% and the Basoga and Bakiga with a 8,4% and a 7,0%.

 

Language

The official language is English but also Luganda and Kiswahili are widely, many other languages and dialects are also used locally.

 

Religion

Christians made up about 85 percent of Uganda's population. The Roman Catholic Church had the largest number of adherents (41.9 percent), followed by the Anglican Church of Uganda (35.9 percent). Adventist, Evangelical, Pentecostal, and other Protestant churches claimed most of the remaining Christians. The next most reported religion of Uganda is Islam, with Muslims representing 12.1 percent of the population. The remainder of the population followed traditional religions.

 

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