Uganda in general

Uganda is a landlocked country in eastern Africa. Uganda’s capital Kampala is also the country’s biggest city. The country is located just north of the equator. In the south of Uganda lies the largest lake in Africa – the Victoria Lake. The republic (authoritarian regime) has about 44 million inhabitants (on an area of about 240,000 km2). Economically, Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world.

Given by the geographical location of the landlocked country, the climate is tropical-warm. However, the average altitude of about 1000m above sea level cools the climate noticeably. Temperatures are on average in the range of 25°C-30°C with extreme values between 10°C and 35°C. Precipitation falls especially during the annual rainy season (June-August).

The official languages are English and Swahili.

Africa map highlighting Uganda
Uganda’s situation in Africa
Overview map Uganda
Overview map Uganda