- The Republic of Uganda was given its independence from Great Britain on October 9, 1962. Uganda is over 7,000 miles from the Untied States and has a population of 33.8 million. 49% of its population is under the age of 15.
- The capital of Uganda is Kampala. Its area is 93,000 sq. miles about the size of the state of Oregon.
- Uganda is found in the heart of Africa. It is bordered on the North by the Republic of Southern Sudan, on its east by Kenya, on its west by the Democratic Republic of Congo and to the South is Rwanda and Tanzania.
- Uganda has two official languages English and Swahili with some 45 tribal languages.
- Uganda is considered a Christian nation. 85% of the population claims to be Christian and 12% are Muslim with a Hindu population of 3%.
- The Bible has been translated into 18 languages, while there are 8 languages that have only a New Testament, 16 languages with some portion of the Scripture, and 13 languages have works in progress.
- Life expectancy of men is 55 years and 56 years for women.
- Uganda has won praise for it vigorous campaign against HIV/AIDS. The HIV/AIDS virus infected 30% of the adult population in the 1990s but has been reduced to the single-digit figures of today. This problem has killed most of the middle-aged men and women, leaving many villages with only the very old and the very young to take care of each other.
- Uganda’s main exports are coffee, fish and fish products, tea; tobacco, cotton, corn, beans sesame which are sent to Asia and Europe.
- Uganda is an agricultural nation whose average annual income is US $460.