Country Report Uganda March 2010

Basic data

Land area

197,000 sq km

Population

31.7m (2008, IMF mid-year estimate)

Main towns

Population in '000 (2002 census)

Kampala (capital): 1,200 Entebbe: 43

Jinja: 65 Mbarara: 41

Mbale: 54 Soroti: 41

Masaka: 50 Gulu: 38

Climate

Tropical

Weather in Kampala (altitude 1,312 metres)

Hottest month, January, 18-28°C (average daily minimum and maximum); coldest month, July, 17-25°C; driest month, July, 46 mm average rainfall; wettest month, April, 175 mm average rainfall

Languages

English, Swahili, Luganda and other local languages

Measures

Metric system

Currency

Uganda shilling (USh); average exchange rate in 2008: USh1,720:US$1

Time

3 hours ahead of GMT

Fiscal year

July 1st-June 30th

Public holidays

January 1st; January 26th (National Resistance Movement Victory Day); March 8th (Women's Day); Good Friday; Easter Monday; Id al-Fitr; May 1st (Labour Day); June 3rd (Martyrs' Day); June 9th (Heroes' Day); Id Adhuda; October 9th (Independence Day); December 25th; December 26th

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