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Uganda - village people

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Transport

Boat accidents are common on Lake Albert because of non-compliance with safety regulations and rapidly changing weather conditions. In December 2020, at least 22 people died when a boat has capsized near the DR Congo border. 

Uganda - Masindi - boda-boda - bycicle taxis - v.g. photo

Uganda - Kampala - traffic - v.g. photo

Uganda - Lake Bunyonyi - traditional wooden boat - v.g. photo

Shopping

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Uganda - Fort Portal - market - v.g. photo

Public safety

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Uganda - national park rangers

Uganda - army men

Background

Uganda - national flag - that bird you see in the middle is a crane - Uganda' national bird

Uganda - banana woman

Destination in brief

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. Neighbors: South Sudan (north), Kenya (east), Tanzania, Rwanda (south), DR Congo (west)

Uganda was a British colony until it gained independence in 1962.

Size: 241,037 km²  (93,065 mi²)

Capital city: Kampala- this is practically the only big city of the country

Population (in 2020): 45.7 million-  The population had increased from about 10 million people in 1973 to this almost 46 million in 2020, making Uganda one of the most densely populated countries on the planet
Ugandan population growth rate is one of the highest in the world

Languages:  English is the official language, spoken mostly by the educated people -  The three major native language gropus are: Bantu, Central Sudanic, and Nilotic. Many people speak Swahili and Luganda.

Religions: 45% Protestant, 39% Roman Catholic, 12,2 % Muslim

Form of government: presidential republic, multi-party system

Uganda's heavily monopolized economy (where coffee is the major export item) did not provide the local population with enough jobs

Today Uganda's economic prospects are undermined by the corruption in all levels of government, an absence of long-term investments as well as by the above-mentioned unprecedented population growth.

Currency: Ugandan shilling (UGX)

Average net monthly salary (in 2020): 170 USD

Most common surname: Akello

Uganda is a safe tourist destination.

Two of Uganda's natural parks are UNESCO World Heritage sites: Bwindi NP and the Ruwenzori mountains NP.

Top tourist attraction is the visit of the mountain gorillas.most of the foreing tourists come for the gorilla safaris.

Winston Churchill called Uganda as the ,,Pearl of Africa".



Geography

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Uganda - Murchison Falls, also known as Kabalega Falls

Uganda - Crater Lakes - colobus monkey - v.g. photo

Uganda - Uhuru Falls is adjacent to Murchison Falls on the Victoria Nile - v.g. photo

Uganda - Murchison Falls in the northwestern part of the country - v.g. photo

Uganda - Lake Bunyonyi - v.g. photo

Nowadays

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Uganda - community of Kilembe - row house - v.g. photo

Uganda - the community of Kilembe - v.g. photo

Uganda - Fort Portal - working in the tea plantation - v.g. photo

Uganda - Masindi village - v.g. photo

Uganda - the community of Kilembe - v.g. photo

People

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Uganda - village man

Uganda - a Karamoja man

Uganda - kids with bunches of bananas - v.g. photo

Uganda - locals in a harvested banana plantation - v.g. photo

Attractions

Gorilla trek

Uganda - gorilla - j.h. photo

Uganda - gorilla - j.h. photo

Kampala

Uganda - Kampala - the crowd - v.g. photo

Uganda - Kampala - Uganda National Mosque - v.g. photo

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Uganda - Rwenzori Mountains National Park - v.g. photo

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Uganda - Queen Elizabeth National park - Ugandan kobs (antelopes) - v.g. photo

Uganda - Queen Elizabeth National Park - Nile crocodile - v.g. photo

Uganda - Queen Elizabeth National Park - chameleon - n.g. photo

Crater Lakes

Uganda - Crater Lakes - v.g. photo

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