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Republic of Uganda
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Flag Coat of arms
Motto: "For God and My Country"
Anthem: "Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty"
File:Uganda flag and national anthem - Oh Uganda Land o.ogg
Location of  Uganda{{#invoke:String
Location of  Uganda{{#invoke:String|rep| |2}}(dark blue)

– in Africa{{#invoke:String|rep| |2}}(light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union{{#invoke:String|rep| |2}}(light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Kampala
Official languages English, Swahili
Vernacular
languages
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Ethnic groups (2002) {{safesubst:#invoke:list|unbulleted}}
Demonym Ugandan<ref name=cia/>
Government Dominant-party semi-presidential republic<ref name=cia/>
 -  President Yoweri Museveni
 -  Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda
Legislature Parliament
Independence
 -  from the United Kingdom 9 October 1962 
 -  Current constitution 8 October 1995 
Area
 -  Total 241,038 km2 (81st)
93,065 sq mi
 -  Water (%) 15.39
Population
 -  estimate 37,873,253<ref name=cia/> (35th)
 -  2013 census 36,824,000
 -  Density 137.1/km2 (80th)
355.2/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2012 estimate
 -  Total $50.439 billion<ref name=imf2>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

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 -  Per capita Ugandan,414<ref name=imf2/>
GDP (nominal) 2012 estimate
 -  Total $21.002 billion<ref name=imf2/>
 -  Per capita $589<ref name=imf2/>
Gini (2009)44.11<ref name="wb-gini">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

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medium
HDI (2013)Steady 0.484<ref name="HDI">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

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low · 164th
Currency Ugandan shilling (UGX)
Time zone EAT
Drives on the left
Calling code +256a
ISO 3166 code UG
Internet TLD .ug
a. +006 from Kenya and Tanzania.

Uganda ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} yew-GAN-də or {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} yew-GAHN-də), officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. Uganda is the world's second most populous landlocked country after Ethiopia. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania, situating the country in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally a modified equatorial climate.

Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala. The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago, when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country.

Beginning in 1894, the area was ruled as a protectorate by the British, who established administrative law across the territory. Uganda gained independence from Britain on 9 October 1962. The period since then has been marked by intermittent conflicts, most recently a lengthy civil war against the Lord's Resistance Army, which has caused tens of thousands of casualties and displaced more than a million people.

Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The official languages are Swahili and English. Luganda, a central language, is widely spoken across the country, and multiple other languages are also spoken including Runyoro, Runyankole Rukiga, Langi and many others. The current President of Uganda is Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who came to power in January 1986 after a protracted six-year guerrilla war.


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Republic of Uganda
{{safesubst:#invoke:Separated entries|br}}
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: "For God and My Country"
Anthem: "Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty"
File:Uganda flag and national anthem - Oh Uganda Land o.ogg
Location of  Uganda{{#invoke:String
Location of  Uganda{{#invoke:String|rep| |2}}(dark blue)

– in Africa{{#invoke:String|rep| |2}}(light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union{{#invoke:String|rep| |2}}(light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Kampala
Official languages English, Swahili
Vernacular
languages
{{safesubst:#invoke:list|horizontal}}
Ethnic groups (2002) {{safesubst:#invoke:list|unbulleted}}
Demonym Ugandan<ref name=cia/>
Government Dominant-party semi-presidential republic<ref name=cia/>
 -  President Yoweri Museveni
 -  Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda
Legislature Parliament
Independence
 -  from the United Kingdom 9 October 1962 
 -  Current constitution 8 October 1995 
Area
 -  Total 241,038 km2 (81st)
93,065 sq mi
 -  Water (%) 15.39
Population
 -  estimate 37,873,253<ref name=cia/> (35th)
 -  2013 census 36,824,000
 -  Density 137.1/km2 (80th)
355.2/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2012 estimate
 -  Total $50.439 billion<ref name=imf2>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=web

}}</ref>
 -  Per capita $1,414<ref name=imf2/>
GDP (nominal) 2012 estimate
 -  Total $21.002 billion<ref name=imf2/>
 -  Per capita $589<ref name=imf2/>
Gini (2009)44.11<ref name="wb-gini">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=web

}}</ref>
medium
HDI (2013)Steady 0.484<ref name="HDI">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=web

}}</ref>
low · 164th
Currency Ugandan shilling (UGX)
Time zone EAT
Drives on the left
Calling code +256a
ISO 3166 code UG
Internet TLD .ug
a. +006 from Kenya and Tanzania.

Uganda ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} yew-GAN-də or {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} yew-GAHN-də), officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. Uganda is the world's second most populous landlocked country after Ethiopia. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania, situating the country in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally a modified equatorial climate.

Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala. The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago, when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country.

Beginning in 1894, the area was ruled as a protectorate by the British, who established administrative law across the territory. Uganda gained independence from Britain on 9 October 1962. The period since then has been marked by intermittent conflicts, most recently a lengthy civil war against the Lord's Resistance Army, which has caused tens of thousands of casualties and displaced more than a million people.

Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The official languages are Swahili and English. Luganda, a central language, is widely spoken across the country, and multiple other languages are also spoken including Runyoro, Runyankole Rukiga, Langi and many others. The current President of Uganda is Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who came to power in January 1986 after a protracted six-year guerrilla war.


Uganda sections
Intro  History  Geography  Environment and conservation  Government and politics  Human rights  Economy and infrastructure  Demographics  Culture  See also   References   Further reading   External links   

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