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Uganda Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Uganda Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

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

Geographic coordinates:
1 00 N, 32 00 E

Map references:
Africa

Area:
total: 241,038 sq km
[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 ]
country comparison to the world: 82

Area - comparative:
slightly more than two times the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Oregon


Area comparison map:Area comparison map

slightly more than two times the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Oregon

Land boundaries:
total: 2,729 km
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
border countries (5): Democratic Republic of the Congo 877 km, Kenya 814 km, Rwanda 172 km, South Sudan 475 km, Tanzania 391 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
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Terrain:
mostly plateau with rim of mountains

Elevation:
614 m lowest point: Albert Nile
5110 highest point: Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley

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

Land use:
agricultural land: 71.2% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
arable land: 34.3% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 11.3% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
permanent pasture: 25.6% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent pasture country ranks ]
forest: 14.5% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 14.3% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
140 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population distribution:
population density is relatively high in comparison to other African nations; most of the population is concentrated in the central and southern parts of the country, particularly along the shores of Lake Victoria and Lake Albert; the northeast is least populated

Natural hazards:
droughts; floods; earthquakes; landslides; hailstorms

Environment - current issues:
draining of wetlands for agricultural use; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; water pollution from industrial discharge and 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; Lake Victoria, the world's largest tropical lake and the second largest fresh water lake, is shared among three countries: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Uganda on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Uganda Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Uganda Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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