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%




Government:Presidential Republic


President:Yoweri Museveni


Prime Minister:Amama Mbabazi




Independence: from the United Kingdom, 9th October 1962


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


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




2011 estimate



$46.368 billion


Per capita



GDP (nominal)

2011 estimate



$16.810 billion


Per capita



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