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Capital:
Kampala
Government:
Dominant-Party Semi-Presidential Republic
Current Head of Government:
Yoweri Museveni
Economy:
  • Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy, employing over 80% of the work force.
  • Coffee accounts for the bulk of export revenues.
Population:
Land Size:
241,038 sq km (93,072 sq
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Baganda: 16.9%
  • Banyakole: 9.5%
  • Basoga: 8.4%
  • Bakiga: 6.9%
  • Iteso: 6.4%
  • Langi: 6.1%
  • Acholi: 4.7%
  • Bagisu: 4.6%
  • Lugbara: 4.2%
  • Bunyoro: 2.7%
  • Other: 29.6% (2002 census)
Religions:
  • Roman Catholicism: 41.9%
  • Protestantism: 42.0% (Anglican: 35.9%, Pentecostal: 4.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist: 1.5%)
  • Islam: 12.1%
  • Indigenous African Religions: 3.1%
  • None: 0.9%
Languages(s):
  • English (official national language, taught in grade schools, used in courts of law and by most newspapers and some radio broadcasts)
  • Ganda or Luganda (most widely used of the Niger-Congo languages, preferred for native language publications in the capital and may be taught in school)
  • other Niger-Congo languages
  • Nilo-Saharan languages
  • Swahili
  • Arabic