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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
RegionAfrica
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)
Economy
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 DetailsH.E. Shri Ravi Shankar
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of India
Plot number 11, Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O.Box 7040, Kampala
Email: hoc.kampala@mea.gov.in
Phone: 256-41-4344631; +256-41-4342994; +256-70-0542440
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mrs. Akello Dinah Grace
Honorable High Commissioner
Uganda High Commission
B3/14, Pandav Nagar, Sector B 1, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110057.
Email: newdelhiugandahighcommission@yahoo.in newdelhi@mofa.go.ug
Phone: +91-11-2614 5817, 2614 4413