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241,550 Km2


38.04 Millions

HDI Rank

161 (over 186 countries)

Capital City

Kampala (population 1.3 million)

Demographic distribution

Baganda (17%), Banyankole (8%), Basoga (8%), Iteso (8%), Acholi and Langi. Small Asian and European communities.

Spoken languages

English is the official language. Swahili and Luganda widely spoken.

Religious beliefs

Christianity, with a sizeable Muslim minority.

Political regime

Head of State

President Yoweri Museveni (elected February2011)

Associations with International Organisations

East African Community (EAC), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), African Union (AU), Commonwealth, United Nations (UN) –, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

Sources: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, The World Factbook

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