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Facts about Uganda before you visit

Uganda capital city

Administrative Divisions

111 districts across four administrative regions


93,065 sq. km (land: 76,101 sq. km, water 16,965 sq. km)


2,698km (Democratic Republic of Congo 765km, Kenya 933km, Rwanda 169km, Sudan 435km, Tanzania 396km) or 1676 Miles

Banking Hours

Mon to Fri 08:30hrs to 18:00 hrs. Sat 09:00hrs to 16:00hrs.

Business Hours

Mon to Fri 08:30hrs to 17:30hrs.

Capital City



Tropical. Rainy seasons, March to May, and September to November; dry seasons, December to February and mid-June to mid-august. Mean annual temperatures range from about 160C (610F) in the southwestern highlands to 250C (770F) in the northwest; but in the northeast temperatures exceed 300C (860F) about 254 days per year


The Shilling (UGX)


Highest Point Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley at 5,110 meters

Ethnic Groups

Buganda, Iteso, Basoga, Banyankore, Banyarwanda, Bakiga, Lango, Acholi, Lugbara, Banyoro, Batoro, Karamojong, Bagishu and So many more.

240 Volts AC 50 Hz. Square-pin plugs mostly used.

Uganda History

Uganda gained independence from Britain in 1962, maintaining its commonwealth membership.

Cotton, coffee, tea, sugar, tobacco and textiles.

Geography in Uganda

Uganda is landlocked. The south of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria. The center is dominated by Lake Kyoga


The official language is English, although many other languages are spoken in Uganda.


33.8 million (20009 estimate)

Uganda International Dialing Code


Uganda Time

GMT +3:00


Christian 84 percent, Muslim 12 percent, other 1 percent, none 0.7 per cent (2002 census)


The greater part of Uganda consists of a plateau. Along the western border are the Rwenzori Mountains. The eastern frontier is dominated by Mount Elgon, while the Western Rift Valley runs from north to south through the western.

Uganda Public Holidays

1 January, 26 January (Liberation Day), 8 March (International Women’s Day), Good Friday, Easter Monday, 1 may (Labor day), 3 June (Martyrs’ Day), 9 June (National Heroes’ Day), 30 August (Eid al-fitr / End of Ramadan), 9 October (Independence Day), 6 November (Eid al-Adha / Feast of the sacrifice) 25 December (Christmas Day), 26 December (Boxing Day), half of the country

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