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General information
Common nameUganda
NameRepublic of Uganda
Jamhuri ya Uganda
MottoFor God and My Country
Anthem"Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty"
Largest citycapital
Official languagesEnglish, Swahili
Vernacular languagesLuganda, Luo, Runyankore, Runyoro, Ateso, Lumasaba, Lusoga, Lunyole, Samia
GovernmentDominant-party system
PresidentYoweri Museveni
Prime MinisterAmama Mbabazi
from the United Kingdom9 October 1962
Total Area91136 sq mi (236042.2 km2) (81st)
Water %15.39
Population Est.32,369,558 (37th)
Population census24227297 (2002)
Density (pop.)137.1/km2 (80th) (355.2/sq mi)
GDP PPP$42.194 billion (2010)
GDP (PPP) per capita$1,226
GDP (nominal)$17.703 billion (2010)
GDP (nominal) per capita$514
Other information
Gini43 (1998) (medium)
HDI(+) 0.422 (2010) (low) (143rd)
CurrencyUgandan shilling (UGX)
Time zoneEAT (UTC+3)
- Summer (DST)not observed (UTC+3)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+2561

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Uganda (c-eniconjuːˈɡændə or c-enjuːˈɡɑːndə ), officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. Uganda is also known as the "Pearl of Africa". It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by South Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, which is also bordered by Kenya and Tanzania.

Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompassed a portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala.

The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago, when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country. Uganda gained independence from Britain on 9 October 1962.

The official languages are English and Swahili, although multiple other languages are spoken in the country.

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