Country: Uganda

Population: 30,262,610

Capital: Kampala

Time Zone: UTC+3

Currency Name: Ugandan shilling (UGX)

Government Type: republic

Languages: English (official national language, taught in grade 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, preferred for native language publications in the capital and may be taught in school), other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic

Ethnic Breakdown: Baganda 16.9%, Banyakole 9.5%, Basoga 8.4%, Bakiga 6.9%, Iteso 6.4%, Langi 6.1%, Acholi 4.7%, Bagisu 4.6%, Lugbara 4.2%, Bunyoro 2.7%, other 29.6%

Religion: Roman Catholic 41.9%, Protestant 42% (Anglican 35.9%, Pentecostal 4.6%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.5%), Muslim 12.1%, other 3.1%, none 0.9%

Major Cities: Kampala, Jinja

Phone Country Code: 256

Health Concerns: food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: June - September

Voltage: 240 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: g

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: When a person marries, the surname is not changed. Also, when a baby is born the surname does not have to match either of the parents.