Brief Facts About Uganda

Uganda is an East Africa Country whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria.

Capital: Kampala
Dialing code: +256
President: Yoweri Museveni (1986 to date)
Continent: Africa
Currency: Ugandan shilling

Did You Know:

  • Uganda is the smallest country in East Africa.
  • It is Famously known as the “Pearl of Africa”, courtesy of William Churchill who gave it the name in 1908
  •  It is called “Pearl of Africa” “For its magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for vast scale.
  • It is also  famous for its gorilla population
  • Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos.
  • An estimated 300,000 people lost their lives during the regime of Idi Amin (Former President: 1971-79).
  • HIV/AIDS is a major threat in Uganda.
  • Uganda welcomes over 800,000 tourists each year.
  • In Uganda, if you cut one tree, then you will need to plant three trees.

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