Facts about Uganda
Official languages: English, Luganda, Swahili, Arabic
Area: 236,040 km²
Population: 33.4 million residents
Population density: 141.50 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .ug
ISO codes: UG , UGA, 800
The country code for Uganda is +256
Flag of Uganda
The flag of Uganda was designed by the Ugandan Minister of Justice, Grace Ibingira, in 1962. It is composed of a twice-repeated tricolor with a total of six horizontal stripes of black, yellow and red – the colors characteristic of the Uganda People’s Congress, which came to power in 1962. In the middle of the flag the red-crested crane, which is Uganda’s national bird, is depicted in a white circle. The crane motif appeared on the national coat of arms already in the days when Uganda was a British colony. The bird is meant to symbolize the country’s progress. The flag has remained unchanged despite numerous political changes and upheavals since its adoption.
Uganda is located in East Africa. See Uganda Location on World Map. Initial associations range from Idi Amin’s reign of terror and massacres to being classified as the “Pearl of Africa”. Entebbe Airport is also known for the hostage drama surrounding a hijacked Air France plane (“Operation Jonathan”). The south lends itself to tourism, while the north is still fighting.
Biggest Cities of Uganda by Population
Uganda is a landlocked country located in East Africa, with over 44 million people and a growing economy. The largest city in Uganda is the capital Kampala, with an estimated population of around 1.7 million people. It is the political, economic, and cultural hub of the country. Located on the northern shores of Lake Victoria, it offers a wide range of attractions for visitors such as markets like Owino Market for experiencing local culture or parks like Kibuli Mosque Park for recreation activities such as swimming or sightseeing.
Jinja is the second-largest city in Uganda with around 140,000 inhabitants living in its metropolitan area. Located near Lake Victoria’s eastern shoreline, it has become an important economic center with many industries based here such as manufacturing and tourism. It also offers plenty of attractions for visitors such as Source of the Nile River or Jinja Cathedral which offer stunning views of traditional architecture or parks like Bujagali Falls Park for outdoor activities like rafting or kayaking.
Mbarara is the third-largest city in Uganda with around 130,000 inhabitants living in its metropolitan area. Located near western Uganda’s Ankole region, it has become an important political center due to its position as the capital of Ankole District as well as home to many government institutions and embassies from other countries. Mbarara also offers plenty of attractions for visitors such as Igongo Cultural Centre or Ankole Museum which offer stunning views of traditional architecture or parks like Mbarara Botanical Gardens for outdoor activities such as birdwatching or hiking.
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According to Abbreviation Finder, the capital of Uganda is Kampala. It is located at an altitude of 1000 meters, the “hill of the antelopes”. When the city was founded, many antelopes are said to have lived there. Many people are now drawn to the capital, which is therefore always full. 1.7 million people live here. Entebbe was the capital of Uganda until 1962. The city is located about 40 kilometers south of Kampala on a peninsula in Lake Victoria.