Country Data

Area
Land Area


197,097 Sq. Km

Water and Swamps

43,942 Sq. Km

Total Area

241,039 Sq. Km

 

Land Use

 

Arable Land

25%

Permanent Crops

9%

Permanent Pastures

9%

Forests and Woodland

28%

Other

29%

 

Demographics

 

Total Population (2002)

24.7 million

Female Population (2002)

12.6 million

Male Population (2002)

12.1 million

Percentage Urban (2002)

12%

Population of Kampala City (2002)

1,208,544

Female Population/Aged 15-54 (2002)

5.4 million

Male Population/Aged 15-54 (2002)

5 million

Young Adults/Aged 10-24 (2002)

7.9 million

Population/Aged under 5 years (2002)

3.83 million

Population/Aged 65+ (2002)

0.77 million

Population Density (2002)

126 persons/km

Inter-Censual Annual Population Growth Rate (1991-2002)

3.4% per year

Infant Mortality Rate (2000/01)

88 per 1000 live births

Life Expectancy (1991) 
Male 
Female

48.1 years
45.7 years
50.5 years

Population per Physician (Doctor)

18,575

 

Education

 

Literacy Rate (2002)

64%

 

Religions

 

Roman Catholic

33%

Protestant

33%

Muslim

16%

Indigenous Beliefs

18%

 

Form of State

Republic

President

H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

Legal System

Based on English law and the new Constitution enacted in October 1995.

National Legislature

319 Elected members (by Adult Suffrage 284 & electoral colleges 35) and 10 Ex-officio

Last Elections

Presidential, Parliamentary, Local Government February/March 2006

Official language

English 
Other languages: Swahili, Luganda

Capital City

Kampala

Currency

Uganda Shilling

Time

GMT+ 3