Uganda

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Additional Information
Capital Kampala
Currency UGX
Timezone Africa/Kampala
Total States 4
Airport City Adjumani Airport, Arua Airport, Bugungu Airstrip, Bundibugyo Airport, Fort Portal Airport
Ruling Type Government
Offical Languages Swahili, English,
National Animal Uganda Kob
Food Staple food, Cassava, Cabbage
Seasons Autumn  : Sep - Dec
Summer : Jun - Sep
Winter     : Nov - Mar
Sprint      : Mar - Jun


Destination



1 ) Kampala
Popular - Temple / Church / Mosque     Location - Kampala, -Kampala, -Uganda

Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda. The city proper is estimated to have a population of 1,680,800 people in 2019 and is divided into the five boroughs of Kampala Central Division, Kawempe Division, Makindye Division, Nakawa Division, and Rubaga Division.

Kampala's metropolitan area consists of the city proper and the neighboring Wakiso District, Mukono District, Mpigi District, Buikwe District and Luweero District. It has a rapidly growing population that is estimated at 6,709,900 people in 2019 by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics in an area of 8,451.9 km2 (3,263.3 sq mi).

In 2015, this metropolitan area generated an estimated nominal GDP of $13.80221 billion (constant US dollars of 2011) according to Xuantong Wang et al., which was more than half of Uganda's GDP for that year, indicating the importance of Kampala to Uganda's economy.

Kampala is reported to be among the fastest-growing cities in Africa, with an annual population growth rate of 4.03 percent, by City Mayors. Kampala has been ranked the best city to live in East Africa ahead of Nairobi and Kigali by Mercer, a global development consulting agency based in New York City.


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2 ) Entebbe
Popular - Botanical Garden     Location - Entebbe, -Central Region, -Uganda

Entebbe is a city in Central Uganda. On a Lake Victoria peninsula, approximately 37 kilometres (23 mi) southwest of the Ugandan capital, Kampala, it was once the seat of government for the Protectorate of Uganda prior to independence, in 1962. Entebbe is the location of Entebbe International Airport, Uganda's largest commercial and military airport, best known for the dramatic rescue of 100 hostages kidnapped by the resistance group of the PFLP-EO and Revolutionary Cells (RZ) organizations. Entebbe is also the location of State House, the official office and residence of the President of Uganda


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3 ) Jinja
Popular - Scenic Area     Location - Jinja, -Southern Region, -Uganda

Jinja is a city in Uganda, located on the shores of Lake VictoriaJinja is in Jinja District, Busoga sub-region, in the Eastern Region of Uganda. It is approximately 81 kilometres (50 mi), by road, east of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.
It sits along the northern shores of Lake Victoria, near the source of the White Nile. The city sits at an average elevation of 1,204 metres (3,950 ft) above sea level.
The city was planned under colonial rule in 1948 by Ernst May, German architect and urban planner. May also designed the urban planning scheme for Kampala, creating what he called "neighborhood units." Estates were built for the ruling elite in many parts outside the center city. This led to the area's 'slum clearance' which displaced more than 1,000 residents in the 1950s.
The national census of 2002 estimated Jinja's population to be 71,213 of which 36,325 were males and 34,888 were females. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 82,800. In 2011, UBOS estimated the population at 89,700. In 2014, the national population census put the population at 72,931 However, the Municipality Authority contested the recent census of 2014, saying it under-counted Jinja's population. According to the 2014 national population census data, Jinja is the largest metropolitan area in the Jinja District and the 14th-largest metropolis in the country


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4 ) Kabaale
Popular - Food     Location - Kabaale, -Western Region, -Uganda

Kabale is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. It is the chief town of Kabale District, and the district headquarters are located there.
Sometimes nicknamed “Kastone” as in the local language Rukiga, a “kabale” is a small stone.


Kabale is located in the Kabale District of the Kigezi sub-region. It is approximately 420 kilometres (260 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The town lies 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) above sea level. The coordinates of Kabale are: 01 15 00S, 29 59 24E


According to the 2002 national population census, Kabale municipality had approximately 41,350 inhabitants. The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 44,200 in 2010. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Kabale at 44,600. The 2014 national population census conducted in August, put the population of Kabale at 49,667.


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5 ) Kisoro
Popular - Mountains     Location - Kisoro, -Western Region, -Uganda

Kisoro is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. It is the chief town of Kisoro District and the site of the district headquarters. Kisoro is approximately 43 kilometres (27 mi), by road, west of Kabale, the largest town in the Kigezi sub-region. This is approximately 460 kilometres (290 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and its largest city. Kisoro is east of Rumangabo and the Virunga Mountains in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The geographical coordinates of Kisoro are 1°17'06.0"S, 29°41'06.0"E (Latitude:-1.2850; Longitude:29.6850).


The 2002 national census estimated the population of Kisoro at 11,330. The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 12,700 in 2010. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 12,900. In 2014, the national population census estimated the population at 17,561.


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6 ) Mbale
Popular - Food     Location - Mbale, -Eastern Region, -Uganda

Mbale is a city in the Eastern Region of Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative, and commercial center of Mbale District and the surrounding sub-region. Mbale is approximately 225 kilometres (140 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala, Uganda's capital and oldest city, on an all weather tarmac highway. The city lies at an average elevation of 1,156 metres (3,793 ft) above sea level.


The coordinates of the city are 1°04'50.0"N, 34°10'30.0"E (Latitude:1.080556; Longitude:34.175000). The city also lies on the railway from Tororo to Pakwach. Mount Elgon, one of the highest peaks in East Africa, is approximately 57 kilometres (35 mi) north-east of Mbale, by road.


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Festival

1 ) Festival on the Nile

Festival Month - August

Festival on the Nile (August) – featuring music, dancing, theatre, storytelling, folklore and food. There is a street parade of children’s activities and dance workshops offering visitors and residents alike the opportunity to learn about Uganda’s tribes and


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2 ) Kampala City Festival

Festival Month - October

Kampala City Festival (October) – an annual event to promote Ugandan culture, featuring street parades and marches, live music, and a national dress competition.


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3 ) Amakula Kampala International Film Festival

Festival Month - September

Amakula Kampala International Film Festival (September – end of November) – a “travelling” festival celebrating films old and new that feature themes of independence, and offering workshops on film and soundtracks training.


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