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General


Population: 35,918,915 (2014), 34,758,809 (2013)
Land Area: 236,040 sq km
Natural Resources: Copper, hydro power, limestone, salt, arable land
Capital: Kampala
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (January 26th 1986)
Languages: English, Luganda, Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic
Currency: Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 41.9%, Protestant 42%, Muslim 12.1%, Other 3.1%, None 0.9%
Major Ethnicities: Baganda 16.9%, Banyakole 9.5%, Basoga 8.4%, Bakiga 6.9%, Iteso 6.4%, Langi 6.1%, Acholi 4.7%, Bagisu 4.6%, Lugbara 4.2%, Bunyoro 2.7%, Other 29.6%
Life Expectancy: 54.46 years (2014), 53.98 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 22.6 billion (2013), 21 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 54.37 billion (2013), 51.27 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,500 (2013), 1,400 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 5.6% (2013), 2.6% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 23.1%, Industry 26.9%, Services 50% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 82%, Industry 5%, Services 13% (1999)
Industries: Sugar, brewing, tobacco, cotton textiles, cement, steel production
Agriculture Products: Coffee, tea, cotton, cassava, potatoes, corn, millet, pulses, cut flowers; beef, goat meat, milk, poultry
Human Development Index: 0.484 (164th)(2014), 0.456 (161st)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 306 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: NA

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Army Size: 45 000 (2004)
Budget: 2.2% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Uganda is located in East Africa. Uganda is bordered by Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan and Tanzania. Uganda has large amounts of natural resources, many of which remain untapped. Agriculture remains the largest employer. Since the 1990's the economy has started recovering, but there remain problems with corruption. The GDP per capita is also very low, but hopefully economic growth will continue and the government will make efforts to continue reforms.

(2014) Uganda"s economy continues to grow at a steady pace and there remains huge potential for further growth if the government can attract investments in its natural resources.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Uganda
Wikipedia: Uganda
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/UGA.html

Updated on: January 2nd, 2015