Uganda Facts and History

Discover the wonders of Uganda!

Flag of Uganda
National Flag of Uganda

Interesting facts about Uganda

  • Official Name: Jamhuri ya Uganda (Swahili); Republic of Uganda (English)
  • Form of Government: multiparty republic with one legislative house (Parliament [4651])
  • President: Yoweri Museveni
  • Prime Minister: Ruhakana Rugunda
  • GDP: 35.17 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Kampala
  • Population: 44.27 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: swahili
  • Currency: Ugandan shilling
  • Timezone: GMT+3
  • Area: 241,037 km²
  • Dialing Code: +256
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Stanley,Speke,Emini rising
  • Major Rivers: Achwa,Okok,Albert Nile
  • Continent: Africa
  • Border Countries: Uganda is bordered by South Sudan to the north, Kenya to the east, Tanzania and Rwanda to the south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. The capital city, Kampala, is built around seven hills not far from the shores of Lake Victoria, which forms part of the frontier with Kenya and Tanzania.

Map of Uganda

National Symbols of Uganda

  • National Bird: grey crowned crane
  • National Anthem: “Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty”
  • National Animal: Grey crowned crane
  • National Flower: Tulip
  • National Poet: Okot p’Bitek
  • National Game: Football