General informationThe Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country situated in the central part of East Africa.

The official language is English, but the native population speaks several local languages such as Lugandan, Swahili, and Nilo-Saharan languages.

The capital of Uganda is Kampala.

Agriculture is the most important economic sector engaging 80% of the labor force in the country. The coffee export ensures good income level of the population. The main agricultural products are coffee, tea, cotton, tobacco, potatoes, and millet.

The currency of Uganda is the Ugandan shilling.

Uganda is a presidential republic.

The country’s national holiday is October 9, 1962 – the Independence Day. The current President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni, who is both head of state and head of government.

Uganda has substantial natural resources, including fertile soils, sizeable mineral deposits of copper, gold and other minerals, as well as of oil.

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The population is about 36 million persons, of whom about 80 are Christians.