Uganda Country Information
Located in Eastern Africa on the equator Uganda is a landlocked country with no access to the sea. It is bordered by Kenya, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania. Uganda is situated in the heart of the Great lakes region and surrounded by Lake Edward, Lake Albert and Lake Victoria. The territory of Uganda is spitted into three main parts: desert region, swampy lowloads and a fertile plateau with wooded hills. The total area of the country equals approximately the size of United Kingdom.
Politics and Security
Uganda has a presidential multi-party system. The president is in charge of both positions head of state and head of government and is usually elected for five years. Since 2011 the president of Uganda is Yoweri Mussolini. The most of the tourists’ visits to Uganda are trouble –free but please take a special care in the places of mass gatherings and avoid being involved in public demonstrations.
Economy and Tourism
Uganda has a growing economy with a high future potential. But nevertheless, political instability and erratic economic management are the reasons why Uganda keeps being in the top of the poorest world’s countries. Agricultural sector is a large revenue generator in the country followed by industrial sector. Adventure tourism, ecotourism and cultural tourism keep gaining popularity among country’s visitors.
Uganda is a multi-language country. It is estimated that there are about 40 different languages spoken in Uganda. The official languages of Uganda are Swahili and English. Swahili is mostly used as a trade language in the East African region whereas English is used in courts, local newspapers, radio programs and is taught in schools. English got a status of the official language after country’s independence.