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About Uganda

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa with a diverse landscape. The country borders with Tanzania at Lake Victoria and has abundant wildlife. The country has been marked with various conflicts and military rule under the infamous Idi Amin.

The country’s economy is primarily based on agriculture and mining. Coffee, Maize, tobacco, tea, sugar, etc., are agriculture exports. The country has largely untapped reserves of both crude oil and natural gas. The service sector especially Tourism also plays an important role in the development of the country.

Uganda traditionally depends on Kenya for access to the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityKampala
Government TypeUnitary dominant-party presidential republic
Official LanguagesEnglish, Swahili
CurrencyUgandan shilling, UGX
Phone Code +256
Important CitiesGulu, Lira, Mbarara, Jinja, Bwizibwera, Mbale, Mukono, Kasese, Masaka, Entebbe, Njeru, Kitgum,
National DayIndependence Day (9th Oct)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking116 (Medium)
Primary Industriessugar processing, brewing, tobacco, cotton textiles; cement, steel production
Major Exportscoffee, fish and fish products, tea, cotton, flowers, horticultural products, gold
Major Exports to Indiastone and glass, Fuels, Transportation, Animal, Metals, Wood, Machinery and Electricals, Textiles and Clothing, Plastic or Rubber, Food Products
Major Importscapital equipment, vehicles, petroleum, medical supplies; cereals
Major Imports from IndiaChemicals, Machinery and Electricals, Transportation, Plastic or Rubber, Textiles and Clothing, Metals, Wood, Food Products, Stone and Glass, Fuels
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Relations
Bordering NationsSouth Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa(COMESA), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), East African Community(EAC), Group of 77(G77), Intergovernmental Authority on Development(IGAD), Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition(IMCTC), Organisation of African Unity(OAU), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy Details for UgandaHigh Commission of India (accredited to Burundi)
H.E.Mr. Upender Singh Rawat
Honourable High Commissioner
Plot number 11, Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O.Box 7040, Kampala
256-41-4344631; +256-41-4342994; +256-70-0542440

Embassy Details of Uganda in IndiaUganda High Commission
H.E. Ms. Joyce Kakuramatsi Kikafunda
High Commissioner
B3/14 Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110057
+91-11-2614 5817, 2614 4413 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Uganda in Mumbai
H.E. Mr. Madhusudan B. Agrawal
Honorary Consul
Level 6, Gala Impecca, Next to Courtyard Mariott Hotel, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400059
+912267733604/92 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Uganda in Chennai
H.E. Mr. Vinod Kumar Saraogi
Honorary Consul