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Fact sheets

AREA
Land Area: 199,808 Sq. Km.
Water and Swamps: 41,743 Sq. Km
Total Area: 241,551 Sq. Km.

 

LOCATION
Latitude: 4012’N and 1029’S
Longitude: 29034’E and 3500’W

 

ALTITUDE
Minimum (above sea level – Albert Nile): 620 metres
Maximum (above sea level – Mt. Rwenzori):5,110 metres

 

CLIMATE
Kampala: Annual Mean Temperature: 17.00C
Kampala: Annual Rainfall: 1436.0 mm

 

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

 

DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population (2011 mid year)* :32.9 million
Female Population: 16.8 million
Male Population:16.1 million
Percentage Urban (2012):14.7 %
Population of Kampala City (2012): 1.72 million
Population/Aged under 18 Years (2008 mid year): 56%
Population/Aged 65+ (2007 mid year): 4.6%
Population Density (2002): 123 persons/km2
Inter-Censal Annual Population Growth Rate 1991- 2002:3.2% per year
Infant Mortality Rate (2002 census)*: 76 per 1000
Life Expectancy at birth (2002 census)*: 50.4 years
Male: 48.8 years
Female: 52.0 years
Population per Physician (Doctor): 18,575

 

MAJOR LANGUAGES
English, Luganda and Kiswahili

 

EDUCATION
Literacy Rate (2006): 69 %
Male: 76%
Female:63%

 

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

 

ECONOMIC INDICATORS
GDP at current market prices (US$ million): 15.01
Per capita GDP at current market Prices (US$) (2011): 1,241
GDP Growth at constant (2002) market prices: 5.6%
Per capita GDP at constant (2002) market Prices: 1.9%
Agriculture as a % to GDP at market prices:22.5%
Balance of Payments surplus (US$ million):210.9
Inflation rate (March 2012):21.2%