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Uganda Geography 2017
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Uganda Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Location:
East-Central Africa, west of Kenya, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Geographic coordinates:
1 00 N, 32 00 E

Map references:
Africa

Area:
total: 241,038 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 197,100 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 43,938 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 81

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Oregon

Land boundaries:
total: 2,729 km
border countries (5): Democratic Republic of the Congo 877 km, Kenya 814 km, Rwanda 172 km, South Sudan 475 km, Tanzania 391 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
0 km (landlocked)
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
none (landlocked)

Climate:
tropical; generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August); semiarid in northeast

Terrain:
mostly plateau with rim of mountains

Elevation:
mean elevation: NA
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Lake Albert 621 m highest point: Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley 5,110 m

Natural resources:
copper, cobalt, hydropower, limestone, salt, arable land, gold

Land use:
agricultural land: 71.2% arable land 34.3%; permanent crops 11.3%; permanent pasture 25.6%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 14.5%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 14.3% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
140 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
NA

Environment - current issues:
draining of wetlands for agricultural use; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria; widespread poaching

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Environmental Modification

Geography - note:
landlocked; fertile, well-watered country with many lakes and rivers


NOTE: The information regarding Uganda on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Uganda Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Uganda Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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