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Uganda Geography 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















Uganda Geography 2011
SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2011

Location:
Eastern Africa, west of Kenya

Geographic coordinates:
1 00 N, 32 00 E

Map references:
Africa

Area:
total: 241,038 sq km
country comparison to the world: 80
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 197,100 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 43,938 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Oregon

Land boundaries:
total: 2,698 km
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
border countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo 765 km, Kenya 933 km, Rwanda 169 km, Sudan 435 km, Tanzania 396 km

Coastline:
0 km (landlocked)
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
none (landlocked)

Climate:
tropical; generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August); semiarid in northeast
More Climate Details

Terrain:
mostly plateau with rim of mountains

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Lake Albert 621 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - lowest point country ranks ]
highest point: Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley 5,110 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - highest point country ranks ]

Natural resources:
copper, cobalt, hydropower, limestone, salt, arable land, gold

Land use:
arable land: 21.57%
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 8.92%
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
other: 69.51% (2005)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
90 sq km (2003)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Total renewable water resources:
66 cu km (1970)
[see also: Total renewable water resources country ranks ]

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):
total: 0.3 cu km/yr (43%/17%/40%)
[see also: Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural) - total country ranks ]
per capita: 10 cu m/yr (2002)
[see also: Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural) - per capita country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
NA

Environment - current issues:
draining of wetlands for agricultural use; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria; widespread poaching

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Environmental Modification

Geography - note:
landlocked; fertile, well-watered country with many lakes and rivers


NOTE: The information regarding Uganda on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Uganda Geography 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Uganda Geography 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.






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