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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
RegionEast Africa
Capital CityKampala
Government TypePresidential 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)
GDP (nominal)USD 52.39 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking116
Primary Industriessugar processing, brewing, tobacco, cotton textiles; cement, steel production
Foreign 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)
Major ExportsSpices, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Vegetables and Related Products, Cereals & Pulses, Edible Oils & Seeds, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Wood and Pulp, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plants and Flowers, Plastics and Products
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Electrical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Edible Oils & Seeds, Chemical Products, Gems & Jewellery, Books and Papers, Silk & Textiles, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cosmetics and Accessories, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Rubber and Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 3.577 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 9.748 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 6.171 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Relations
Major Exports to IndiaSpices, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Vegetables and Related Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Cosmetics and Accessories, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Wood and Pulp, Chemical Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Fruits and Nuts, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Household Items & Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components
Major Imports from IndiaPharmaceutical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Machinery & Appliances, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Books and Papers, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Rubber and Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Silk & Textiles, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cereals & Pulses, Cosmetics and Accessories
India's Imports ValueUSD 492.82 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 560.06 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 67.24 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for UgandaHigh Commission of India
H.E. 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
Uganda 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