Interesting facts about Uganda

Uganda is a small country located in East Africa. The beautiful nature of Uganda and its rich cultural heritage are of interest not only among anthropologists, but also among ordinary tourists.

On the territory of Uganda are the highest mountains in Africa. Mount Virunga rises to a height of four and a half kilometers above sea level.

The symbol of Uganda is a crowned crane.

One of the deepest in the world of lakes is Albertina. This Ugandan lake was formed in the crater of an extinct volcano, and its depth is one and a half kilometers.

Once the territory of modern Uganda inhabited the people of the Pygmies.

The word “Uganda” in translation from one of the local languages ​​means “the land of people”.

In Uganda, about eleven percent of the world’s birds live.

Of all the countries of East Africa, Uganda is the smallest.

Day and night in Uganda lasts for twelve hours, and the sun always rises at 7 am and sits at 7 pm.

Located on the territory of Uganda Lake Victoria – the second largest freshwater lake in the world.

On the tops of the Ugandan mountains lies snow.

According to the annual population growth, Uganda is the world’s second largest.

Uganda – the youngest country in the world, the average age of residents here is below the age of fifteen. However, the DRC is almost there.

In general, the population of Uganda is almost twenty five million people.

The state religion has not been approved in the Ugandan constitution.

The national language in Uganda is English, but in fact two more are distributed – Swahili and Luganda.

Uganda is very rich in minerals.

The national currency of Uganda is Ugandan shilling.

For the first time Europeans stepped into the territory of modern Uganda a century and a half ago.

Traditionally, Uganda was ruled by kings, called “taverns”.

Ugandan dictator Idi Amin announced in 1976 that he would remain for life for president, but three years later he was deposed.