Interesting Facts About Uganda Part 1

There are so many great things about Uganda. The country’s flag consists of six horizontal bands of black, yellow, and red. The official languages of its people are English and Swahili, however, the majority of the population speak Luganda.


One of the worlds youngest population

70 % of the population is under 35 which is a very large amount, the life expectancy in Uganda is very low 60 years for men and 64 years for women. Uganda is a global hotspot for entrepreneurship most of the country working for themselves . BBC News the country :

Yoweri Museveni President for 35 years!

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected for a sixth term with 58.64% of the vote. Bobi Wine, who is challenging Uganda’s long-time President Yoweri Museveni, is very popular among the country’s youth.

Named “The pearl of Africa"

Wrote Sir Winston Churchill, who visited the country during its years under British rule and who called it “the pearl of Africa.” the name has since stuck as is often called the pearl of Africa instead of Uganda. Nsenene (Grasshoppers) is a popular dish Ugandans eat grasshoppers, yes grasshoppers, it is a popular Ugandan dish plucked off grasshoppers' wings and legs, and then fry the unlucky insects in their oil with onion, chili, or other spices.

The largest tribe is the Buganda tribe

Which counts for about 17% of the overall tribes, plus other tribes Bagisu, Bagika, Batoro, etc. The Kingdom of Buganda still exists in the southern part of Uganda. Historically it was one of the biggest and most powerful ethnic groups in Uganda. The present-day monarchs of Buganda are King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II and Queen Sylvia. Tribes each have their language and customs, for example, the Buganda women kneel when to greet people.

Lake Victoria

It is a surface area of more than 26,000 square miles, Lake Victoria (named for Queen Victoria) is the biggest lake on the continent of Africa as well as 18. Mountain Rwenzori (Margherita peak) both popular tourist sites. Many visitors from all over the globe travel to Uganda to see endangered mountain gorillas which are found in the Bwindi National Park. There are fewer than 750 of these gentle giants left on our planet.Uganda borders five countries Kenya, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, and Tanzania.

One of the World's Smallest Churches

Built with a mission to help Christians have a special interaction with God once they reach the hill to have a very personal service, the magnificent but tiny building is built of stones with a height of 8ft and a width of 2.5 meters and forms part of a prayer center located on the mountain top.

Thee is always room on the Boda Boda you need to try a boda boda a very quick although dangerous way to pass through town to beat the traffic, but at your own risk.

Uganda has ranked as one of the biggest alcohol consumers in the world

Alcohol is consumed alot despite living in poverty, the people of Uganda seem to consume plenty of alcohol. A sign you are doing well. Bell lager and Nile lager are popular Ugandan beers, but each region has their local beer. Uganda waragi is also loved by locals.

Understand "African time"

If you are planning to meet someone at pm,expect them to arrive by 3pm, they are not being rude it is just Ugandan time do not take it personal.

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