General facts

Form of State

Republic

Capital City

Kampala

President

H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

Area

Land Area 197,097 Sq. Km
Water and Swamps 43,942 Sq. Km
Total Area 241,039 Sq. Km

Religions

Roman Catholic 33%
Protestant 33%
Muslim 16%
Indigenous Beliefs 18%

Official languages

English
Other languages: Swahili, Luganda

Currency

Uganda Shilling

Time

GMT+ 3

Land Use

Arable Land 25%
Permanent Crops 9%
Permanent Pastures 9%
Forests and Woodland 28%
Other 29%

Miscellaneous

Legal System Based on English law and the new Constitution enacted in October 1995.
National Legislature 319 Elected members (by Adult Suffrage 284 & electoral colleges 35) and 10 Ex-officio
Last Elections Presidential, Parliamentary, Local Government 18th Feb 2016