Awesome Facts about Uganda

Uganda is a landlocked country situated in east Africa, the country is also known as the pearl of Africa bordered by five countries that is Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda and democratic republic of Congo.

Awesome Facts about Uganda

Uganda boasts with half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas, a species of the world’s largest primates and mans close relatives found in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga national park.

Uganda is home to the source of the mighty ancient River Nile that is known as the longest river in the world covering over eleven countries. Lake Victoria where the source of the Nile is found is the largest lake in Africa.

Uganda is endowed with the world’s strongest waterfalls found along the spectacular River Nile where the river forces itself in a seven meter gauge on the rocks gushing down as 45 meter waterfalls and placidly flowing to Lake Albert.

Banana is a very famous fruit in Uganda; the country is also among the best pineapple, banana and avocado producing countries in the world. There are about 62 types of bananas in Uganda.

Uganda is home to the largest number of primate species in the world, apart from being home to mountain gorillas there are also other primates’ species like chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys about the rest.

Uganda’s favorite fast food is Rolex, not a watch but a chapatti filled with scrambled eggs and vegetables or even sausages. Most of the Ugandan’s favourite food is Nsenene a type of grasshoppers enjoyed in most parts of the country, they also enjoy white ants.

Ugandans consume more pork per capita than any other African nation. The Ankole cow beef meat is also the lowest cholesterol beef meat on planet.

Uganda is among one of the youngest countries in the world with 50% of the population being under the age of 14 years old.

Uganda is the best birding destination is African continent with 1061 species of birds recorded some of which are endemic to the country.

In 2012, lonely planet rated Uganda has the best tourist attraction country about 1 million tourists visit Uganda every year.

Uganda has got two main seasons, the dry season and the wet season. The dry seasons are from June to September, December to February while the wet seasons are from April to May and October and November.

Boda Bodas is a name given to motor cycles in Uganda, they were formerly used to transport people across no man’s land that’s between Kenya and Ugandan border posts.

Women in Uganda are civil engineers and constructors as they are the ones always building mud houses also known as manyatttas.

Uganda is the same size as Oregon state but the population differs with Oregon having about 3,871,859 people and Uganda having 34.5 million people.

Uganda has got 10 national parks and 12 game reserves.

The majestic Mount Elgon found in the eastern part of Uganda contains the largest volcanic caldera in the world.

In Uganda homosexuality is forbidden by the law and is considered as punishable crime.

Uganda’s country motto is “for God and my country” and the currency used is Ugandan shillings

Uganda is one of Africa’s friendliest country, the people are very friendly and hospitable.

Uganda has got the world’s smallest church found at Biku hill in Nebbi town just 2.3 meters wide and 8 ft tall.

Uganda accounts for 6.8% of the world butterfly species.

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