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Location
Uganda is a land locked country astride the equator, about 800 kilometers inland from the Indian Ocean. It lies on the northwestern shores of Lake Victoria, extending from 1 south to 4 north latitude, and 30 to 35 east longitude. It is located to the West of Kenya and east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, south of Sudan, north of Tanzania.

Uganda’s capital city, Kampala, is located in the country’s southeast on the shore of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest fresh water lake and also the source of the Nile. Lake Victoria is shared by Kenya and Tanzania.
 
 
Area and Population:
Total area 241,551 square kilometers, Land area: 199,808 square kilometers; water and Swamps: 41,743 square kilometers.

Population (2010 est.): 33,398,682 (growth rate of 3.5%); density per square meter: 392. Capital city (2009 est.): Kampala, 1,561,600 (metro. Area).

Monetary unit: Uganda shilling.
Language: English is the mode of instruction in schools.

Religion: 60 per cent Christian, 32 per cent Animist and five per cent Muslim.

Time: GMT + 3.
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From the top, a total of six horizontal stripes of black, yellow, red, black, yellow, red. Black symbolises our African heritage and Uganda's fertile soil; yellow is for the glorious sunny days, so characteristic of Uganda; red symbolises the red blood that runs in our veins, forming a common bond to all humankind. The majestic crested crane (Regulorum gibbericeps) is Uganda's National Bird.
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Standing on a green mound is a shield and two crossed spears. The green symbolizes Uganda's lush, green vegetation. Supporting the shield are the Uganda Kob (Adenota kob Thomasi), symbolizing abundance of wildlife; and the Crested Crane (Regulorum gibbericeps), Uganda's national bird. The shield and spears symbolize our readiness to defend our motherland against all enemies. Across the top of the shield are the waves of Lake Victoria, the second largest fresh water lake on earth. In the centre of the shield is the sun, representing Uganda's glorious sunny days. At the bottom of the shield is the traditional African drum, used for dancing, ceremonial rituals, and for summoning the people to rally. Coffee and cotton, Uganda's main cash crops, are displayed on the green mound; together with the River Nile, the world's longest river; which starts its 8 000 km (5 000 mile) journey in Uganda. The Uganda motto is "For God and My Country".
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Oh, Uganda! May God uphold thee,
We lay our future in thy hand;
United, free for liberty
together we'll always stand.

Oh, Uganda! the land of freedom,
Our love and labour we give;
And with neighbours all
At our country's call
In peace and friendship we'll live.

Oh, Uganda! the land that feeds us,
By sun and fertile soil grown;
For our own dear land,
We'll always stand,
The Pearl of Africa's Crown
 
 
 
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