• Uganda


    Uganda has substantial natural resources that include fertile soils, regular rainfall, small deposits of copper, gold and other minerals, as well as recently discovered oil. Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy, employing over 80% of the workforce. Coffee accounts for the bulk of export revenues. Since 1986, the government – with the support of foreign countries and international agencies – has acted to rehabilitate and stabilise the economy by undertaking currency reform, raising producer prices on export crops, increasing prices of petroleum products and improving civil service wages.

    Name Republic of Uganda

    Capital Kampala

    Frequency of elections Every five years

    Name of parliament Parliament of the Republic of Uganda

    Parliament website www.parliament.go.ug

    Languages English, Ganda, Swahili, Arabic

    Area 241 038 km2

    Population 35 918 915 (July 2014 est)

    Imports Capital equipment, vehicles, petroleum, medical supplies, cereals

    Exports Coffee, fish and fish products, tea, cotton, flowers, horticultural products, gold

    Currency Ugandan shilling

    Source: CIA World Factbook
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