Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Uganda is a country of nearly 36 million people. It is landlocked and the equator passes through it. The country mostly lies on the East African plateau with mountains in some parts. The tallest mountain in Uganda is Mount Stanley (it is also in The Democratic Republic of the Congo). Mount Stanley is a part of the Rwenzori Mountains and has an elevation of 16,762 feet. Part or all of several lakes are in Uganda including, Lake Victoria, Lake Albert, Lake Kwania, Lake Kyoga, Lake George and Lake Edward.

The capital and largest city of Uganda is Kampala, with nearly 1.7 million people. The second largest city in Uganda is Gulu with nearly 147,000 people. The official languages of Uganda are Swahili and English. Uganda is divided into 4 administrative regions and over 100 districts.    

Map of Uganda. Map Credit: Kelisi.

Downtown Kampala. Photo Credit: Andrew Regan.

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Suburban Kampala, Fall 2006. Photo Credit: Michael Shade. 

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Kabale Landscape, Uganda. Photo Credit: Edirisa.

"Plants in the Ruwenzori Mountains, SW Uganda, Bujuku Valley, in about 3700 m altitude. Center back, hung with lichen, a high tree Erica way forward both hands "trees" with bright green leaves (Dendrosenecio adnivalis) and Lobelia and in front of straw flowers." Photo and Description Credit: Manuel Werner. 

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Kaabong District, Uganda. Photo Credit: Keitsist.

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