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Education

 

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 3.98 % of GNI [89th of 168]
Average years of schooling of adults 3.5 [79th of 100]
Duration of education > Primary level 7 [25th of 181]
Duration of education > Secondary level 6 [136th of 181]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 7,354,153 [16th of 189]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita) 0.283 per capita [1st of 172]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 687,613 [70th of 171]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita) 26.482 per 1,000 people [152nd of 159]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 74,090 [87th of 150]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita) 2.853 per 1,000 people [113rd of 146]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level 49.4% [15th of 179]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level 44.51% [137th of 162]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level 34.47% [111st of 126]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level 53% [135th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men 58% [136th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women 48% [137th of 160]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 5.3% [44th of 127]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 18.3% [17th of 85]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 25.4% [96th of 112]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men 25.6% [84th of 101]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women 25.3% [82nd of 101]
Education, primary completion rate 56 [105th of 148]
Education, primary completion rate > Men 59 [99th of 145]
Education, primary completion rate > Women 53 [100th of 145]
Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 12% [128th of 135]
Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 11.27 % [33rd of 101]
Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita 33.95 % [5th of 93]
Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita 188.75 % [11th of 81]
Female enrolment share > Primary level 47.4% [136th of 176]
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 42.8% [143rd of 170]
Geographical aptitude results 70.627 [91st of 191]
Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment 1 [41st of 183]
Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment 0.81 [119th of 172]
Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment 0.62 [107th of 139]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group 163.4 % [4th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group 163.52 % [4th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group 163.46 % [4th of 157]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ 30.2% [37th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men 20.6% [44th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women 39.6% [35th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ 3,895,600 [29th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita) 144.983 per 1,000 people [46th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men 1,320,700 [30th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita) 49.153 per 1,000 people [55th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women 2,569,200 [27th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita) 95.618 per 1,000 people [45th of 138]
Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write
Literacy > Female 60.4% [122nd of 157]
Literacy > Male 79.5% [113rd of 156]
Literacy > Total population 69.9% [123rd of 160]
Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 57.71 % [90th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 76.81 % [85th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 66.81 % [92nd of 121]
Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24 71.21 % [84th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24 82.74 % [83rd of 123]
Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24 76.64 % [84th of 123]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 76.6% [14th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men 82.7% [13th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women 71.2% [14th of 138]
Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population 63.88 % [50th of 95]
Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population 64.82 % [47th of 93]
Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population 62.96 % [53rd of 93]
Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort 64.36 % [68th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort 62.85 % [69th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort 63.6 % [78th of 92]
Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group 53.32 % [114th of 138]
Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group 60.88 % [112nd of 138]
Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 57.12 % [122nd of 141]
Primary education, duration > years 7 years [2nd of 197]
Primary education, pupils 7,152,099 [7th of 176]
Primary education, pupils (per capita) 0.248 per capita [1st of 193]
Primary education, pupils > % female 49.57 % female [10th of 175]
Primary education, teachers 143,247 [12th of 159]
Primary education, teachers (per capita) 4.971 per 1,000 people [42nd of 191]
Primary education, teachers > % female 38.59 % female [73rd of 153]
Private school enrolment > Primary level 9.5 [68th of 148]
Progression to secondary school > % 36.19 % [108th of 123]
Progression to secondary school, female > % 36.35 % [103rd of 118]
Progression to secondary school, male > % 36.05 % [103rd of 118]
Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 5.23 % [22nd of 136]
Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 18.29 % [17th of 103]
Public spending per student > Primary level 7.7 [104th of 126]
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 49.93 [15th of 159]
Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level 59.1 [6th of 175]
Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level 18.6 [55th of 121]
Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 62.47 [99th of 137]
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 99.68 [21st of 174]
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 78.63 [77th of 162]
Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > % 96.45 % [101st of 157]
Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24 86.06 % [89th of 123]
Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment 13.75 % [21st of 128]
Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment 13.71 % [20th of 125]
Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment 13.79 % [26th of 125]
Repitition rate > Primary level 9.7 [47th of 143]
School enrollment, preprimary > % gross 2.07 % gross [140th of 159]
School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross 2.05 % gross [134th of 153]
School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross 2.08 % gross [134th of 153]
School enrollment, primary > % gross 117.52 % gross [15th of 176]
School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 117.33 % gross [14th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, male > % gross 117.71 % gross [18th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 9.07 % [42nd of 139]
School enrollment, secondary > % gross 15.99 % gross [91st of 164]
School enrollment, secondary > % net 12.96 % net [67th of 121]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross 14.07 % gross [89th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % net 12.09 % net [66th of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross 17.89 % gross [91st of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % net 13.83 % net [66th of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary 44.58 % [10th of 124]
School enrollment, tertiary > % gross 3.44 % gross [108th of 141]
School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross 2.64 % gross [104th of 137]
School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross 4.23 % gross [104th of 137]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 10 years [10th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 10 years [10th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 11 years [7th of 93]
Schools connected to the Internet > % 1 % [36th of 39]
Scientific and technical journal articles 90 [84th of 175]
Secondary education, general pupils 619,519 [34th of 183]
Secondary education, general pupils (per capita) 0.021 per 1,000 people [96th of 196]
Secondary education, pupils 651,463 [33rd of 166]
Secondary education, pupils (per capita) 0.023 per capita [86th of 185]
Secondary education, pupils > % female 43.75 % female [71st of 153]
Secondary education, teachers 34,016 [26th of 141]
Secondary education, teachers (per capita) 1.18 per 1,000 people [66th of 188]
Secondary education, teachers > % female 21.94 % female [54th of 131]
Secondary education, vocational pupils 31,944 [29th of 163]
Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita) 1.109 per 1,000 people [57th of 183]
Spending on teaching materials 1.2 [21st of 30]
Tertiary enrollment 3% [125th of 151]
Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers 80.38 % [30th of 61]
Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers 83.05 % [26th of 56]
Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers 78.76 % [25th of 56]
Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24 0.86 [14th of 138]
World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls both


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; The Geography Zone; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Uganda, Republic of Uganda

Health

 

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% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3 72 [149th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > HepB3 42 [106th of 114]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles 77 [133rd of 186]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3 73 [148th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > TB 96 [64th of 153]
% immunized pregnant women tetanus 50 [33rd of 54]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural 77 [64th of 140]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total 79 [82nd of 144]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban 93 [81st of 141]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural 47 [119th of 146]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total 52 [131st of 150]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban 80 [121st of 147]
% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total 100 [81st of 133]
% under-fives with ARI -- 23 [10th of 79]
% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider 65 [24th of 80]
Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health Yes
Access to sanitation 42% [109th of 129]
Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 206.52 births [4th of 184]
ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider 67 % [1st of 52]
Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people 50.66 per 1,000 people [3rd of 195]
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 39 % [28th of 76]
Births with health staff 38% [99th of 116]
Children living with AIDS 110,000 [9th of 80]
Children living with AIDS (per capita) 4.03388 per 1,000 people [17th of 80]
Children Underweight Rate 7% [31st of 95]
Contraception 15% [80th of 89]
Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49 22.8 % [8th of 57]
Dependency ratio per 100 111 [1st of 166]
Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding 28.3 % [7th of 47]
Drinking water availability % 52% [129th of 147]
Drug access 50% [137th of 163]
expenditure per capita > current US$ 19 $ [160th of 186]
expenditure, private > % of GDP 5.11 % [5th of 187]
expenditure, public > % of GDP 2.49 % [124th of 187]
expenditure, total > % of GDP 7.6 % [53rd of 187]
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 25.2 % [25th of 141]
External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health 28.8% [17th of 179]
Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 57.78 % [33rd of 112]
Fertility rate, total > births per woman 7.1 births per woman [3rd of 194]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females 43.7 [162nd of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males 41.7 [163rd of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 42.7 [162nd of 186]
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 4.1% [27th of 136]
HIV AIDS > Deaths 78,000 [11th of 102]
HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita) 2,902.929 per million people [15th of 102]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 530,000 [19th of 126]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita) 21.106 per 1,000 people [29th of 126]
HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49 5 [24th of 114]
HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years, 5 [24th of 145]
HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years, 884,000 [5th of 82]
Hospital beds > per 1,000 people 0.92 per 1,000 people [65th of 149]
Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months 84 % [133rd of 190]
Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 86 % [116th of 190]
Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 43 % [123rd of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access 41 % [109th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access 54 % [144th of 173]
Improved water source > % of population with access 60 % [148th of 176]
Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access 56 % [135th of 174]
Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access 87 % [139th of 181]
Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people 368.84 per 100,000 people [18th of 200]
Infant mortality rate > Female 62.21 deaths/1,000 live births [34th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Male 69.65 deaths/1,000 live births [34th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Total 65.99 deaths/1,000 live births [35th of 225]
Intestinal diseases death rate 34.06% [24th of 141]
life expectancy > Date of information 2006 est.
Life expectancy at birth > Female 53.4 years [197th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Male 51.31 years [196th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 52.34 years [197th of 225]
Life expectancy at birth, female > years 50.64 years [154th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, male > years 49.3 years [155th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, total > years 49.95 years [154th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Females 50 [162nd of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Males 47 [164th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 49 [163rd of 186]
Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk very high
Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
Major infectious diseases > Vectorborne diseases
chikungunya, malaria, plague, and African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness)
Major infectious diseases > Water contact disease schistosomiasis
Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a bednet 7 [30th of 35]
Malaria cases > per 100,000 46 [65th of 94]
Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5 39.1 % [4th of 52]
Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5 22.9 % [13th of 63]
Maternal mortality 510 per 100,000 [24th of 136]
Measles immunization 53 [155th of 168]
Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 50 [34th of 105]
Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months 65 [11th of 125]
Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt 95 [14th of 112]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 39 [27th of 132]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 23 [47th of 137]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 5 [46th of 104]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 4 [87th of 128]
Nutrition > Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months 37 [53rd of 57]
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure 52.3% [165th of 185]
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 51.3 % [162nd of 185]
Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars 22 [157th of 185]
Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars 77 [149th of 185]
Physicians > per 1,000 people 0.08 per 1,000 people [50th of 148]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992 24 % [45th of 106]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003 19 % [49th of 108]
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > % 92.4 % [2nd of 62]
Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health 0.2% [100th of 159]
Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49 6.4 % [14th of 148]
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 19 % [53rd of 172]
Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 72.1% [19th of 185]
Probability of dying before 5 > Females 151 per 1,000 people [24th of 187]
Probability of not reaching 40 48.4% [9th of 111]
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 28.1% [157th of 159]
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 24.9% [154th of 159]
Respiratory disease child death rate 122.21 (est)
Smoking prevalence, females > % of adults 3.3 % [29th of 43]
Smoking prevalence, males > % of adults 25.2 % [26th of 42]
Spending > Per person 18 [109th of 133]
Spending > Private 4.1 [15th of 141]
Spending > Public 1.9%
Tobacco > Adult female smokers 17 [57th of 114]
Tobacco > Adult male smokers 52 [28th of 115]
Tobacco > Cigarette consumption 180 [96th of 106]
Tobacco > Total adult smokers 34.5 [39th of 121]
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 7.4% [55th of 185]
Total fertility rate 7.1 [5th of 166]
Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000 187 [30th of 165]
Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > % 45.12 % [125th of 178]
Tuberculosis immunisation 83% [103rd of 134]
Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 70.45 % [129th of 171]
Unmet need for contraception > % of married women ages 15-49 34.6 % [1st of 13]
Water availability 2,833 cubic meters [106th of 169]
Women circumcised 0.5 [25th of 27]
Women circumcised (per capita) 0 per 1,000 people [26th of 27]
Women circumcised share 0.5% [25th of 27]


SOURCES
UNICEF; Wikipedia: Abortion law ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; WHO 2002a; UNHDR; UNICEF; UN (United Nations). 2002. United Nations Population Division Database on Contraceptive Use. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. January. New York; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva: WHO, 2000; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy ; UNHDR; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary: The State of the World's Children 2002. New York: Oxford University Press.; Wikipedia: List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; World Health Organization; World Health Organization2005; Unicef (1994)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Uganda, Republic of Uganda

Sports

 

1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 15 [7th of 18]
1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 17 [5th of 17]
1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals 1 [9th of 9]
1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 11 [8th of 16]
1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 21 [2nd of 19]
1970 British Commonwealth Games > Medals 3 [8th of 13]
1970 British Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 9 [18th of 24]
1974 British Commonwealth Games > Medals 2 [9th of 14]
1974 British Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 10 [11th of 18]
1982 Commonwealth Games > Medals table > Pos 18 [6th of 20]
1982 Commonwealth Games > Medals table > Total 3 [12th of 20]
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Bronze 1 [57th of 61]
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population 20 274 000
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population > /medal 20 274 000
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Total 1 [71st of 79]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 1970 British Commonwealth Games > Gold 4 [14th of 22]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 1974 British Commonwealth Games > Gold 6 [14th of 24]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2002 Commonwealth Games > Gold 8 [19th of 38]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Gold 10 [15th of 38]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Silver 12 [15th of 41]
Boxing at the 1980 Summer Olympics > Medals > Pos 8 [8th of 13]
Boxing at the 1980 Summer Olympics > Medals > Total: 1 [11th of 13]
Chess > GrandMasters 0 [134th of 135]
Chess > GrandMasters (per capita) 0 per 100,000 population [103rd of 135]
Chess > International Masters 0 [108th of 135]
Chess > International Masters (per capita) 0 per 1 million population [128th of 135]
Chess > World Chess Rankings 2,166 [102nd of 135]
FIFA World Ranking > Men 472 [94th of 198]
FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita) 17.309 per 1 million people [152nd of 197]
International Cricket Council members > Associate Members > Member Since 1998
Summer olympic medals > All time 6 [66th of 116]
Summer olympic medals > All time (per capita) 2.2 per 10 million people [86th of 116]


SOURCES
Wikipedia: 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1970 British Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1974 British Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1982 Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita ; Wikipedia: All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: Boxing at the 1980 Summer Olympics ; World Chess Federation, 2006; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); Wikipedia: List of International Cricket Council members ; The Golden Book of the Olympic Games

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Uganda, Republic of Uganda

Food

 

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beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 9.03 % [65th of 103]
exports > % of merchandise exports 63.99 % [9th of 156]
imports > % of merchandise imports 15 % [26th of 155]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Uganda, Republic of Uganda

Language

 

English speakers 0 [46th of 52]
English speakers (per $ GDP) 0 per $10,000 of GDP [34th of 35]
English speakers (per capita) 0 per 100 people [43rd of 46]
English status
Used in primary schools, law courts. Official language. Newspapers, radio programs. Bible 1535-1989.
English-speaking population > As an additional language 2,500,000 [27th of 59]
English-speaking population > Total 2,500,000 [32nd of 99]

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

Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate 68.9 [134th of 174]


SOURCES
Ethnologue; Wikipedia: List of countries by English-speaking population ; Wikipedia: List of countries by English-speaking population; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Uganda, Republic of Uganda


2) Religion

 

Catholic > Cardinal electors 1 [49th of 63]
Catholic > Cardinals 1 [62nd of 65]
Catholic > Cardinals (per $ GDP) 0.358 per $14.1 billion [16th of 64]
Catholic > Cardinals (per capita) 0.037 per 1 million population [51st of 65]
Catholic > Diocesan priests 1,264 [33rd of 143]
Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita) 0.046353 per 1,000 people [56th of 143]
Catholic > Dioceses 19 [30th of 150]
Catholic > Dioceses (per capita) 0.000696762 per 1,000 people [85th of 148]
Catholic > Parishes 430 [46th of 149]
Catholic > Parishes (per capita) 0.0157688 per 1,000 people [89th of 147]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons 1 [89th of 90]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons (per capita) 0.0366717 per 1 million people [82nd of 90]
Catholic > Religious Priests 305 [51st of 148]
Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita) 0.0111849 per 1,000 people [87th of 147]
Catholic > Total Priests 1,569 [38th of 149]
Catholic > Total Priests (per capita) 0.0575379 per 1,000 people [67th of 148]
Catholics 10,397,000 [18th of 140]
Catholics as percentage 45.42 [51st of 150]
Islam > Number of Muslim 4,304,000 [40th of 67]
Islam > Percentage 15% [67th of 164]
Islam > Percentage Muslim 15% [68th of 168]
Islam > Population 4,090,422 [43rd of 165]
Islam > Shia 301,280 [36th of 67]
Islam > Shia to Muslim 7 % [29th of 67]
Islam > Sunni 4,002,720 [39th of 67]
Islam > Sunni to Muslim 93 % [38th of 67]
Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population 15 % [32nd of 45]
Jehovahs Witnesses 4,051 [85th of 178]
Jehovahs Witnesses (per capita) 0.112949 per 1,000 people [153rd of 177]
Muslim 16 % [51st of 66]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants 9,544,319 [11th of 167]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant 35 % [32nd of 163]
Religions
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%
Religions > All
Roman Catholic 33%, Protestant 33%, Muslim 16%, indigenous beliefs 18%
Religions > Muslim 16 % [57th of 100]
Religions > Protestant 33 % [12th of 51]
Religions > Roman Catholic 33 % [61st of 96]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic 45.42 % [50th of 170]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total 12,385,798 [17th of 170]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 145,634 [28th of 232]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita) 53,406.432 per 10 million people [74th of 222]


SOURCES
Catholic.com - College of Cardinals; Catholic Hierarchy.org; Wikipedia: Demographics of Islam ; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia: Islam in Africa ; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia: Protestantism by country ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia: Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Uganda, Republic of Uganda


3) Media

 

Average cost of local call 0.13 [24th of 151]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences 7 [68th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences (per capita) 0.325 per million people [75th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography, history 9 [66th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography, history (per capita) 0.418 per million people [75th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature 4 [74th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature (per capita) 0.186 per million people [76th of 76]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology 45 [43rd of 70]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology (per capita) 2.09 per million people [56th of 69]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences 41 [51st of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences (per capita) 1.904 per million people [59th of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion, theology 7 [67th of 73]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion, theology (per capita) 0.325 per million people [70th of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total 288 [64th of 80]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total (per capita) 13.375 per million people [71st of 79]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports 16.94 % [83rd of 153]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 35.15 % [43rd of 155]
Daily newspapers > per 1,000 people 2.68 per 1,000 people [58th of 89]
DVD region 5 [67th of 171]
E-Government rating 47.2 [44th of 182]
Fax machines 0.12 per 1,000 people [99th of 103]
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people 56.42 per 1,000 people [128th of 193]
HAM radio prefixes 5XA - 5XZ
Households with television > % 4.51 % [134th of 160]
International dialling code 256
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes 61,264,870 min. [86th of 164]
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita) 2.28 min. per capita [107th of 185]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ 77,000,000 $ [51st of 101]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 8.826 $ per $1,000 of GDP [24th of 130]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 2.672 $ per capita [64th of 132]
Mobile phone subscribers 1,525,125 [85th of 198]
Mobile phone subscribers (per capita) 52.926 per 1 million people [145th of 201]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily 63,000 [53rd of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily (per capita) 2.592 per 1,000 people [57th of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily 3 [66th of 106]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily (per capita) 0.123 per million people [72nd of 104]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Non-daily 9 [52nd of 69]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Non-daily (per capita) 0.37 per million people [58th of 68]
Number of PCs 121 [110th of 169]
Number of PCs (per $ GDP) 0.031 per $10 million of GDP [129th of 144]
Number of PCs (per capita) 0.044 per 10,000 people [155th of 169]
Personal computers 250,000 [35th of 164]
Personal computers (per capita) 8.676 per 1 million people [51st of 171]
Phone subscribers 17.16 [157th of 178]
Population covered by mobile telephony > % 85 % [52nd of 108]
Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 9.32 $/month [110th of 185]
Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 16.85 $/month [40th of 151]
Radio broadcast stations AM 7, FM 33, shortwave 2
Radio receivers 2,600,000 [82nd of 188]
Radio receivers (per capita) 0.117 per capita [149th of 182]
Radios 5,000,000 [58th of 221]
Radios (per capita) 183.358 per 1,000 people [153rd of 212]
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 24.41 % [33rd of 165]
Telecommunications investment > current LCU 133486000000
Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 4.24 % GDP [36th of 167]
Telecommunications revenue > current LCU 642311000000
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 3.21 $ [30th of 142]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP) 513.622 $ per $1 trillion of GD [34th of 174]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita) 119.467 $ per 1 million people [75th of 178]
Telephone employees, total 1,648 [77th of 194]
Telephone employees, total (per capita) 0.059 per 1,000 people [95th of 202]
Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines 80 per 100 mainlines [24th of 134]
Telephone mainlines 100,777 [106th of 202]
Telephone mainlines (per capita) 3.497 per 1,000 people [139th of 203]
Telephone subscribers 1,625,902 [84th of 199]
Telephone subscribers (per capita) 0.06 per 1,000 people [128th of 201]
Telephone subscribers per employee 750.37 [14th of 191]

Telephone system > Domestic
intercity traffic by wire, microwave radio relay, and radiotelephone communication stations, fixed and mobile-cellular systems for short-range traffic

Telephone system > General assessment
seriously inadequate; mobile cellular service is increasing rapidly, but the number of main lines is still deficient; e-mail and Internet services are available

Telephone system > International
country code - 256; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 Inmarsat; analog links to Kenya and Tanzania

Telephone system > Regulation 1997
Telephone systems > Privatisation 2000
Telephones > Main lines in use 162,300 [98th of 174]
Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita) 5.363 per 1,000 people [121st of 173]
Telephones > Mobile cellular 4,195,000 [79th of 186]
Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita) 138.62 per 1,000 people [141st of 185]
Television broadcast stations 8 [10th of 89]
Television broadcast stations (per capita) 0.319 per million people [24th of 67]
Television receivers 315,000 [109th of 185]
Television receivers (per capita) 14.2 per 1,000 people [148th of 179]
Television standard > UHF PAL G
Television standard > VHF PAL B
Televisions 500,000 [103rd of 215]
Televisions (per capita) 18.3358 per 1,000 people [175th of 209]
Website defacements 3 [97th of 129]
Website defacements (per capita) 0.110015 per 1 million people [117th of 124]


SOURCES
Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); The Information for Development Program; hamcity.com; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; ITU-BDT Telecommunications Regulatory Database; Tenlab May 2002; attrition.org

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Uganda, Republic of Uganda

Internet

 

Country code .ug
Hosts 1,090 [150th of 228]
Hosts (per capita) 34.749 per million people [193rd of 222]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 80 Mbps [57th of 167]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP) 9.17 Mbps per $1 trillion of [63rd of 184]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita) 2.776 Mbps per 1 billion peop [77th of 188]
Internet Service Providers 2 [171st of 229]
Internet Service Providers (per capita) 0 per 1,000 people [200th of 215]
ISP 2 [122nd of 162]
ISP (per capita) 82.275 per billion people [117th of 127]
Livejournal users 67 [138th of 226]
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 99.59 $/month [4th of 180]
Secure Internet servers 2 [162nd of 183]
Secure Internet servers (per capita) 0.035 per 1 million people [181st of 189]
TLD .ug
Users 2,000,000 [56th of 190]
Users (per capita) 66.088 per 1,000 people [118th of 184]


SOURCES
IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Uganda, Republic of Uganda


4) Tourism

Right Now
Lauded by many as “the Pearl of Africa,” Uganda is one of the most fertile countries on the continent, with an astonishing array of wildlife and a diverse society that celebrates its vibrant culture through music, dance, and art. Though this small East African nation suffered greatly under the dictator Idi Amin Dada, today Uganda’s economy has recovered and its people look to their future.
Uganda’s diversity of flora and fauna, its snowcapped mountains, booming falls, and serene lakes, make it the perfect place for visitors looking to experience the African outdoors in all its glory. Uganda is home to the Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinoceroses, and buffalo), as well as the largest gorilla population in the world. Bordering Lake Victoria (the largest lake in the world) and home to the source of the Nile, Uganda is the heart of East Africa and continues to entice travelers from around the world loo
king for an unforgettable African wildlife experience.

The Top 10: What to Do in Uganda
1. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: We admit it has an intimidating name, but this park isn’t as impenetrable as it sounds. Located in southwestern Uganda, this rain forest is home to half the world’s mountain gorilla population. In order to participate in gorilla tracking, one must obtain a permit at the Uganda Wildlife Authority in Kampala. Bwindi is also home to 90 other mammal species, including 11 different primates. Located along the ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a wonderful place for hiking, bird watching, and monkey viewing.
2. Lake Mburo National Park: Famous for its astounding biodiversity, this park, located in southern Uganda, is excellent for game viewing. There are approximately 68 species of mammals in Lake Mburo National Park; it’s the most famous for its eland antelope, zebras, topi, and impalas. The park’s five lakes are home to an abundance of crocodiles, hippos, and water birds. Guided walks and boat rides are great ways to observe the animals that call this national park home.
3. Murchison Falls National Park: Uganda’s largest park, this swath of land is bisected by the Nile and named after the thunderous falls where Africa’s longest river plunges 141 feet (43 meters) from the Rift Valley escarpment into a pool below. The Murchison Falls are an impressive sight, as are many of the animals to be seen in the park, such as giraffes, chimps, and elephants. We recommend taking a launch trip to the base of the falls to admire both flora and fauna.
4. Queen Elizabeth National Park: With almost 100 mammal species and 606 bird species, Queen Elizabeth is one of Uganda’s best national parks for a traditional safari. Stay in the tourist village on the Mweya peninsula, take launch trips on the Kazinga channel, and see whether you can spot some tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector.
5. Rwenzori Mountains: Whether you are an experienced climber or an enthusiastic amateur, the Rwenzori Mountains offer world-class hiking and climbing. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, these mountains are breathtaking, and guides are available to take passionate hikers all the way to the snowy peaks.
6. Virunga Volcanoes in Mgahinga National Park: In the Mgahinga National Park, hikers can explore the three extinct volcanoes that make up the Virunga Volcanoes: Mount Sabyinyo, Mount Gahinga, and Mount Muhavura. On the final peak you will find yourself in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo all at once.
7. Bungee Jumping and White Water Rafting: Adrenaline junkies should plan to try the Nile High Bungee in Jinja, the only bungee platform in East Africa, or navigate the wild rapids of the White Nile for a few hours or a few days—whichever you can handle.
8. Source of the White Nile: Many explorers have come to Uganda in search of the source of Africa’s longest river. The White Nile springs from Lake Victoria, and the area offers beautiful vistas and boat rides on Lake Victoria and the Nile.
9. Ssese Islands: This archipelago of 84 islands is situated in the northwestern corner of Lake Victoria. Off the beaten tourist track, the white sand beaches of these islands provide visitors with the perfect place to relax. Rest while visiting Bugala, the largest of the islands and one of the only ones with accommodations for tourists.
10. Royal Ascot Goat Races: If you’re in Uganda in September, check out this curious event. Beginning in 1993, a horse-breeder pitted goats against one another as a fund-raising race. The races now take place every year and have gained such popularity that they were moved from the Kampala Rugby Club to the Speke Resort in Munyonyo. Participants enter a goat with the hopes of winning a cash prize, and spectators arrive in their Sunday best and outrageous hats, mimicking the attendees at the traditional Ascot horse races held in Ascot, England.

When to Go
Visitors to Uganda do not have to worry about intense tropical heat and humidity as they might elsewhere on the continent. Thanks to the country’s elevation on a plateau, the climate in Uganda is mild. The small nation also receives ample rainfall. Though it is wetter from April to May and from October to November, Uganda is a great place to visit all year.

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