50 Fascinating Facts about Uganda

East Africa is home to Uganda, a nation. Five nations border this landlocked nation. The country's official name is the Republic of Uganda. The nation's population of around 38 million people places it as the world's 35th most populous country. Regarding land area, it ranks as the 81st biggest nation in the world. Kampala is Uganda's capital and the country's biggest metropolis. The country is governed as a semi-presidential republic with a president, vice president, and prime minister. The largest political party is the semi-presidential republic. The currency of Uganda is the Ugandan shilling, and the country's slogan is ``For God and My Country.`` The country's flag has a bird prominently in the middle, surrounded by red, gold, and black stripes.

Uganda Facts

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It is estimated that Uganda's GDP is $23.67 billion.
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In 2016, it was projected that the nominal gross domestic product per capita was $2,100.
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Agriculture generates around a quarter of Uganda's gross domestic product (GDP). Tea, tobacco, and cotton are all grown in the region.
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Uganda's primary export, however, is coffee. The coffee is seldom exported to the United States. It's usually sold to other African nations.
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There are vast savannas, mountains, and lakes that make up the landlocked nation of Uganda.
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The Ruwenzori Mountains in Uganda are home to the critically endangered mountain gorilla.
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There are five additional nations that it is bordered by: Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Uganda is the second-largest landlocked nation in the world by population. It is surpassed only by Ethiopia.
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Lakes and rivers cover around a fourth of Uganda's land area.
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In Uganda, fried grasshoppers are considered a delicacy.
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Tradition dictates that women in Uganda construct their houses. Mud dwellings have their walls built by women, while the males on the job site do the same for the roofs.
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Between December and February and June to August, there are two distinct dry seasons in the tropical environment.
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The official languages of the nation are English and Swahili. There are a variety of languages and dialects spoken in Uganda.
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The English spoken in Uganda is a distinct dialect from that heard in the United States. Uglish is the name given to this strange tongue by the Internet community.
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There are about 33% Roman Catholic Christians and 33% Protestant Christians in Uganda.
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Foreigners are referred to as "mzungu" by Ugandans.
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You should not greet someone with a simple “Hi” .“How are you?” is a common in Uganda.
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Streets in Uganda do not provide pedestrians with the right of way. Hence they are not allowed to cross or walk on them.
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Bicycles are Uganda's principal mode of transportation, notwithstanding the presence of vehicles.
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In Uganda, matooke is a staple cuisine. A mash of unripe bananas is used in its preparation.
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Is this a new kitchen staple? Stews of meat. There is more to these recipes than simply typical meat. The mixture may also include the liver, stomach, tongue, and intestines.
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In Uganda, some mosquitoes transmit malaria. They are most active between the hours of 01:00 a.m. and 05:00 a.m.
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The president of Uganda is always referred to as Museveni.
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One-dollar-a-day poverty in Uganda affects around half of the population.
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Uganda is home to an estimated 52 distinct tribes. These tribes have their own unique traditions that are still observed to this day.
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It is estimated that more than half of Ugandans are under the age of 14.
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Uganda is home to about a tenth of the world's bird species.
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Every year, the country of Uganda receives over one million visitors.
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Ugandans own a mobile phone at the rate of one-third.
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Football, or soccer as it is called in the United States, is the country's most popular sport.
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When it comes to total land area, Uganda is about the same size as Oregon. On the other hand, Uganda has a population 10 times greater than Oregon's.
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It is said that Ugandans are famed for their generosity and friendliness. According to the African Economist, Uganda is one of the nicest nations in Africa.
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In 1962, Britain formally ended Uganda's British colonial rule.
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In Uganda, the average life expectancy is barely 55 years.
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The importance of being on time isn't very high in Uganda, as seen by the prevalence of late arrivals. It's very uncommon for someone to be 30 minutes or even two hours over their scheduled arrival time.
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Dressing modestly and covering one's legs is required of Ugandan women.
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An insult is directed towards a Ugandan by pointing with the index finger. When pointing, make use of your whole arm. Many parts of Africa can attest to this.
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Even though it's sweltering outside, Ugandan males wear pants. Boys only wear shorts. Foreign males may also wear shorts.
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Nearly two million Ugandans were displaced at the height of the civil war.
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The United States has only been victorious in two gold medal contests at the Olympics. Men's hurdles in 1972 and Men's marathon in 2012 were the venues for the first and second victories, respectively.
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The Grey Crowned Crane is the official national bird of Canada. The country's flag has a picture of this bird.
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Uganda is home to Lake Victoria, Africa's biggest lake. The Nile River flows into this body of water.
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Uganda is the second-largest banana-producing country in the world, behind only India in terms of production. A yearly output of 11 million metric tonnes is expected from the nation.
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Among native Ugandans, it is considered taboo to show love publicly.
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A whopping 66% of Ugandans are employed in agriculture.
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Known as "the gem of Africa," Uganda is the country's official name.
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In Uganda, a Rolex isn't a watch but a fast-food item. This meal consists of a chapatti stuffed with pork and veggies.
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Ugandans are among the continent's most heavy drinkers.
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The term "g-nuts" (ground nuts) is used in Uganda, where peanuts are known as "g-nuts."
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More chimpanzees live in Uganda than any other nation in East Africa.

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