Uganda

Map of Uganda
Flag of Uganda

The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, within which it shares borders with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompassed a portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala.

Established
1962-10-09
Joined Commonwealth
1962
Capital City
Kampala
Demonym
How you can refer to people from this country...
Ugandan
Country motto
"For God and My Country"
Size
91136 square miles.
Population
32369558
Population density
Based on figures from 2009 est.
119 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 82)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$34230000000 (World ranking:101)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2008.
0.493 (World ranking:154)
Currency Code
UGX
Country calling code
256
Basic data taken from from Wikipedia InfoBoxes via DBPedia

Content for this country

Below you can find updates from CYEC exchanges and projects that have involved this country.

Project Broxtowe- Uganda
9 years 11 weeks ago

This exchange focuses around "young citizens and sports leaders". Giving young people the opportunity to develop citizenship and sport leadership skills. This is an accredited training course.

Project Deptford Green School - Uganda
9 years 21 weeks ago

A unique global partnership between the two schools has developed since June 2004. By focusing on the theme of "Global Citizenship" the exchange aims to enhance international cooperation through promoting a sense of global community. There will be discussions, debates and workshops on a range of global issues.

Project Burford - Uganda
9 years 37 weeks ago

The theme of this exchange is "Learning together in the Community and Peer Education"
This exchange creates a variety of situations where the young people can learn from each other and about each other's culture, side by side purposeful activities.

Project Deptford Green School - Uganda
9 years 37 weeks ago

The exchange allows young people to explore cultural identity through a range of learning experiences in a school and community context.

Blog entry Final Communique of the 2007 Commonwealth Youth Forum
9 years 39 weeks ago

We, the delegates of the sixth Commonwealth Youth Forum, representing 47 Commonwealth member countries and territories, are pleased to report that we have held fruitful discussions under the theme of ‘Breaking Barriers: Unleashing Young People’s Potential for evelopment’. We thank our Ugandan hosts for this opportunity. We have committed ourselves to achieving substantial outcomes before young Commonwealth representatives meet again in Trinidad and Tobago in 2009 and ask you for your help in realising these. Young people make up more than half of the Commonwealth’s population. We must continue invest in young people as their involvement can ensure advancements for generations to come.