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landlocked;

fertile, well-watered country with many lakes and rivers
Uganda history
The colonial boundaries created by Britain to delimit Uganda grouped together a wide range of ethnic groups with different political systems and cultures.

These differences prevented the establishment of a working political community after independence was achieved in 1962.

The dictatorial regime of Idi AMIN (1971-79) was responsible for the deaths of some 300,000 opponents; guerrilla war and human rights abuses under Milton OBOTE (1980-85) claimed at least another 100,000 lives.

The rule of Yoweri MUSEVENI since 1986 has brought relative stability and economic growth to Uganda.

During the 1990s, the government promulgated non-party presidential and legislative elections.
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Conventional long form: Republic of Uganda

Conventional short form: Uganda
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Uganda's capital city is Kampala
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Uganda Constitution:

8 October 1995;

amended 2005
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Uganda population growth rate: 3.3%
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Uganda highest point: Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley 5,110 m
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Uganda lowest point: Lake Albert 621 m
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About 22% of Uganda's land is arable.
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Nile River is the Longest River in Uganda
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Uganda birth rate is 46 births/1,000 population
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Uganda infant mortality rate is 64 deaths/1,000 live births
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Uganda fertility rate is 6.06 children born/woman
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Uganda climate:

tropical;

generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August);

semiarid in northeast
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Top 10 cities of Uganda with populations (2012 est.) are:
1. Kampala: 1,353,189
2. Gulu: 146,858
3. Lira: 119,323
4. Mbarara: 97,500
5. Jinja: 93,061
6. Bwizibwera: 79,157
7. Mbale: 76,493
8. Mukono: 67,290
9. Kasese: 67,269
10. Masaka: 65,373
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Uganda ethnic groups:

Baganda - 16.9%

Banyakole - 9.5%

Basoga - 8.4%

Bakiga - 6.9%

Iteso - 6.4%

Langi - 6.1%

Acholi - 4.7%

Bagisu - 4.6%

Lugbara - 4.2%

Bunyoro - 2.7%

other - 29.6%
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Uganda Exports:

coffee
fish and fish products
tea
cotton
flowers
horticultural products
gold
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Uganda Imports:

capital equipment
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unicameral National Assembly (375 seats; 238 members elected by popular vote, 112 women directly elected, 25 nominated by legally established special interest groups [army 10, disabled 5, youth 5, labor 5], additional ex-officio members may be nominated by the President; members serve five-year terms)

Administrative Divisions:
111 districts
Abim, Adjumani, Agago, Alebtong, Amolatar, Amudat, Amuria, Amuru, Apac, Arua, Budaka, Bududa, Bugiri, Buhweju, Buikwe, Bukedea, Bukomansimbi, Bukwa, Bulambuli, Bulisa, Bundibugyo, Bushenyi, Busia, Butaleja, Butambala, Buvuma, Buyende, Dokolo, Gomba, Gulu, Hoima, Ibanda, Iganga, Isingiro, Jinja, Kaabong, Kabale, Kabarole, Kaberamaido, Kalangala, Kaliro, Kalungu, Kamuli, Kamwenge, Kanungu, Kapchorwa, Kasese, Katakwi, Kayunga, Kibale, Kiboga, Kibuku, Kiruhura, Kiryandongo, Kisoro, Kitgum, Koboko, Kole, Kotido, Kumi, Kween, Kyankwanzi, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, Lamwo, Lira, Luuka, Luwero, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Manafwa, Maracha, Masaka, Masindi, Mayuge, Mbale, Mbarara, Mitoma, Mityana, Moroto, Moyo, Mpigi, Mubende, Mukono, Nakapiripirit, Nakaseke, Nakasongola, Namayingo, Namutumba, Napak, Nebbi, Ngora, Ntoroko, Ntungamo, Nwoya, Otuke, Oyam, Pader, Pallisa, Rakai, Rubirizi, Rukungiri, Sembabule, Serere, Sheema, Sironko, Soroti, Tororo, Wakiso, Yumbe, Zombo

and 1 capital city: Kampala
Political parties and leaders:
Conservative Party (CP) - Ken LUKYAMUZI

Democratic Party (DP) - Norbert MAO

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) - Muntu MUGISHA

Inter-Party Co-operation (IPC) (a coalition of opposition groups)

Justice Forum (JEEMA) - Asuman BASALIRWA

National Resistance Movement (NRM) - Yoweri MUSEVENI

Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) - Bidandi SSALI

Ugandan People's Congress (UPC) - Olara OTUNNU