【Country Name】 Republic of Uganda
【Area】 241,550 square kilometers (of which land area is 199,807 square kilometers, water and marshes is 41,743 square kilometers).
【Population】 40.3 million (2016). There are about 65 ethnic groups nationwide. The official languages are English and Swahili, Generic Luganda and other local languages. Residents mainly believe in Catholicism (45% of the total population), Christian Protestantism (40%), Islam (11%), and the rest believe in Orthodox and Primitive Fetishism.
【Capital】 Kampala, population is 1.66 million (2014). The annual average temperature is about 23 ℃, April, May, September, October are rainy season, the rest are the dry season.
【Important Festival】 National Day: October 9th; National Resistance Organization In Office Day: January 26th; Army Day: February 6th
【President of State】 President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, armed seize power in January 1986 and served as president to today.
【Profile】 is a landlocked country located in eastern Africa, across the equatorial. It is near Kenya to the east, Tanzania and Rwanda to the south, Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west and South Sudan to the north. Most of the territory is plateau of about 1,200 meters altitude, there are many rolling hills and the mountain slope is gentle. The western branch of the Great Rift Valley runs across the west with a large number of lakes at the bottom. It has nearly half waters of the largest freshwater lake in Africa - Lake Victoria (an area of about 67,000 square kilometers), which is one of the sources of the famous Nile. It has a tropical steppe climate with the annual average temperature of about 22 ℃, mild climate, abundant rainfall, it is hailed as 'Pearl of Africa' by Churchill.
【Politics】 Museveni ended the chaos of Uganda civil war in 1986, established and gradually perfected the unique political system with the Ugandan national resistance campaign as the core, urged ethnic reconciliation, dissolved religious conflicts, formed a broad-based coalition government and take into account the interests of all parties. As a result, the political situation became stable and social order is very good.
【Administrative divisions】 Uganda has 111 districts (District) and one capital city.
【Economy】 Natural condition is good with fertile land, abundant rainfall, suitable climate. Agriculture and animal husbandry dominate the national economy, accounting for 70% of the GDP and 95% of the export revenue respectively. Cereals production is enough to supply the country. It has weak industrial base and rapid development of service industry, foreign trade occupies an important position in the national economy. After the president came to power in 1986, he implemented a pragmatic and prudent economic development policy, actively carried out structural adjustment, gave priority to the development of agriculture, rectified state-owned enterprises, fostered the private economy and implemented free trade. Since 1991, the average annual economic growth has been about 6%. In June 2015, the "National Development Plan 2015-2020" was released, setting overall goals for national development in the next five years.
【Resources】 Uganda is rich in natural resources and has proven to own over 50 kinds of minerals, including copper, tin, tungsten, beryl, iron, gold, asbestos, limestone and phosphate, etc. Forest coverage rate is 12%, the country produces hardwood, stand volume is 900 million tons. Rich in aquatic resources, Lake Victoria is one of the largest produce place of freshwater fish in the world. Hydropower electricity potential is about 2200 MW. Oil was discovered near Lake Albert in the west of Uganda, with proven recoverable reserves of about 6.5 billion barrels.
【Industry】 The main industrial sectors include construction, food, beverages, tobacco, steel, hardware, metal minerals, textiles, clothing, leather, shoe-making and so on The industry has just started and the foundation is weak. The Ugandan government plans to establish 22industrial parks in the next five years to promote the process of national industrialization.
【Agriculture】 Agriculture and animal husbandry dominate the entire national economy. The agricultural population accounts for about 80% of the population of the country and the grain is self-sufficient. The national arable land accounts for 42% of the total land area and has arable land of 5 million hectares. The main food crops are banana, millet, cassava, corn, sorghum, rice and so on. The main cash crops are coffee, cotton, tobacco, tea and so on.
【Fishery】 Uganda' river and lake area is 36902.6 square kilometers and is rich in fishery resources. Fishery is an important part of the Uganda economy and fishery products are important export products. In 2012, Uganda's fishing revenue was 142.6 million U.S. dollars.
【Tourism】 From the early 1960s to the early 1970s, tourism was the third largest foreign exchange earner after coffee and cotton. According to estimates by the World Bank, Uganda tourism output value reached 1 billion U.S. dollars. The main tourist spots are the source of the Nile, Elisabeth National Park and Kedarpo Valley National Park and so on.
【Transportation】 Uganda is a landlocked country with more than 90% of the import and export goods passing through Mombasa Port in Kenya. Domestic transport is the highway.
【Financial】 Uganda fiscal sources come mainly from three aspects: taxes, foreign aid and exports.
【Foreign Trade】 It occupies an important position in the national economy, the overall import and export growth sum is increasing in recent years. In 2016, the total foreign trade volume of Uganda was 7.611 billion U.S. dollars, of which 2.779 billion U.S. dollars were exported and 4.882 billion U.S. dollars was imported. The main export commodities are: Coffee, fish products, tobacco, corn, flowers, leather and so on. The major import commodities of Uganda include refined oil, automobile, steel, telecommunications and audiovisual equipment, medical equipment and medicines.
【External Relations】 Pursuing an independent and non-aligned foreign policy advocates developing friendly relations with all countries on the basis of equality and mutual benefits. Emphasize on diplomacy for economic construction. Focus on developing relations with Western countries, but oppose the Western interference in its internal affairs. We advocate the joint revitalization of Africa, take an active part in regional affairs, and commit ourselves to promoting regional cooperation and economic integration. Uganda is member country of the Commonwealth, the Non-Aligned Movement, the African Union, the East African Community (EAC), the Common Market for South-East Africa (COMESA) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD),etc. Uganda is the rotating presidency of the EAC.
【Investment Environment】 Uganda's politics is stable and in good law and order, can ensure rapid economic growth, superior natural climatic conditions and policy continuity. High degree of economic liberalization (economic freedom ranks fourth in Africa, ranks first in East Africa). The geographical advantages are obvious, radiating Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There are almost no industries and investment ratios restrictions on foreign investment, and capital is free to enter and exit with currency convertibility. Large population density, low labor costs, sound laws and regulations on investment and related company operations. Religions and unions have a small impact on investment. Uganda, as a member of the East African Community and the Common Market for South-East Africa, enjoys preferential treatment when products entering other member countries. At the same time, Uganda is one of the direct beneficiaries of the Rome Convention and the African Development and Opportunity Bill. Its agricultural products, textiles and many other products enjoy preferential treatment such as tariff-free and quota-free when exporting to countries such as the EU and the United States.
Travel propaganda films for Uganda
Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. Uganda got its independence in October 9, 1962.
Kampala is national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake.
Hills covered with red tile villas and trees surround an urban center. its surrounded by lots of tourist attractions like the lubiri of Buganda kingdom, and the Uganda museum.
Uganda's Natural Resources
Natural Attractions in Uganda
sweet chili mbuzi chomaX
Tilapia fish from the largest lake in Africa, lake Victoria in Uganda.X
Uganda's Dance && Building && Clothes
Uganda's Traditional danceX
Uganda's Traditional danceX
Uganda's Traditional danceX
Gaddafi mosque for the Islamic faithX
Rubaga cathedral for ChristiansX
Uganda's Traditional ClothesX
Uganda's Traditional ClothesX