About Uganda

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Republic of Uganda


Jamhuri ya Uganda

 

Motto: "Kwa ajili ya Mungu na Nchi yangu" (For God and My Country)

 

Anthem: “Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty”

 

Capital (and largest city):  Kampala

 

Vernacular Languages:Luganda, Luo, Runyankore, Runyoro, Ateso, Lumasaba, Lusoga, Samia, Swahili

 

Ethnic Groups (2002)

·         Baganda 16.9%

·         Banyankole 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%

·         0ther 29.6%

 

Demonym:Ugandan

 

Government:Presidential Republic

 

President:Yoweri Museveni

 

Prime Minister:Amama Mbabazi

 

Legislature:Parliament

 

Independence: from the United Kingdom, 9th October 1962

 

Area
Total: 236,040 sq. km /91,136 sq. mi
Water (%): 15.39

 

Population
2012 estimate: 35,873,253
2002 census 24,227,297
Density: 137.1/sq. km

 

GDP (PPP)

GDP (PPP)

2011 estimate

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Total

$46.368 billion

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Per capita

$1,317

 

GDP (nominal)

2011 estimate

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Total

$16.810 billion

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Per capita

$477

 

Drives on the left

 

ISO 3166 Code: UG

 

Internet TLD: .ug

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Our Mandate

To formulate and implement policies, strategies, plans and programs that promote tourism, wildlife and cultural heritage conservation for socio-economic development and transformation of the country.

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Our Vision

Sustainable tourism, wildlife and cultural heritage contributing to the transformation of the Ugandan society from a peasant to a modern and prosperous one.

Our Mission

To develop and promote tourism, wildlife and cultural heritage resources for enhancement of Uganda as a Preferred tourist destination, with accelerated sector contribution to the national economy.

How to find us

Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities

P. O. Box 4241 Kampala

Rwenzori Towers 2nd Floor

Plot 6 Nakasero Road.

Kampala, Uganda.

Phone: +256 414 561 700