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Gorilla in Impenetrable Forest - Uganda
Gorilla in Impenetrable Forest - Uganda

Impenetrable Forest

Gorilla sitting in the rainforest of Uganda
Photo by Max Christian





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Capital: Kampala

Location: East-Central Africa, west of Kenya, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Government: Republic of Uganda

Currency: Ugandan shillings (UGX)

Area: 241,038 sq km

Population: 44,712,143 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: English (official language, taught in 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 and the language used most often in the capital), other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili (official), Arabic

Religion: Protestant 45.1% (Anglican 32.0%, Pentecostal/Born Again/Evangelical 11.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.7%, Baptist .3%), Roman Catholic 39.3%, Muslim 13.7%, other 1.6%, none 0.2% (2014 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+3

Tel Code: +256

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