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Interesting Facts About Uganda

Uganda (officially the Republic of Uganda) is a country located in East Africa. It is bordered by 5 countries- Kenya, Sudan, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. Here are some interesting facts about Uganda that you probably don’t know!

Interesting Facts About Uganda

  • About half the population live on less that US$1.25 per day (the international poverty line).
  • The official motto of Uganda is ‘For God and My Country’.
  • In Uganda you drive on the left hand side of the road.
  • The official currency is the Ugandan shilling.
  • Southern Uganda has lots of rainfall all year round. While Northern Uganda also has plenty of rain every year, there is a dry season between November and February.
  • Over 80% of workers are employed in the agricultural industry.
  • Uganda’s largest export is coffee.
  • There are large reserves of crude oil and natural gas in Uganda that are still mostly untapped.
  • English and Swahili are the two official languages of Uganda.
  • 84% of the Ugandan population are Christians. The Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Church of Uganda have the largest number of members.
  • Soccer (football) is the most popular sport in Uganda. However, cricket is becoming increasingly popular with the national side finishing runner-up in Division 3 of the World Cricket League in 2009.

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(3) Comments

  1. Thank you so much for the info about Uganda. It helped me heaps on my Glogster about Uganda.
    P.S. I got an A.

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