UGANDA - An Introduction
located in the heart of Sub-Saharan Africa and lies astride the
Equator. The total area of the country is about 241,000sq kms of
which 44,000 are covered by fresh water. The country is
land-locked and it borders the Sudan to the north, the Democratic
Republic of Congo to the west, Kenya to the east, and Tanzania and
Rwanda to the south.
Geography and Climate
the visitor, Uganda offers exceptional diversity combining some of
the best features that Africa has to offer. Uganda lies at the
overlap between the tropical East African Savannah and the West
African rain-forest zones. Uganda is blessed with contrasting
physical features ranging from extensive plains and spectacular
flora and fauna.
altitude ranges from 620 metres to 5,110 metres above sea level.
There is very little seasonal variation in the climate, which is
warm and fairly humid. There are two rainy seasons from mid-march
to the beginning of June and from end of September to December.
BASIC UGANDA DATA
Water & Swamps
Altitude 1,000 m.a.s.l
Temp. 21 centegrade
Temp. 12.5 centegrade
Temp. 30 centegrade
Population (2000) 22.2 million
Growth rate 2.8%
languages Swahili, Luganda