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1. UK Uganda Network - Profile Of Uganda
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United Kingdom Uganda Network
A Profile of Uganda
The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked East African country lying on the Equator - roughly two thirds of the country is north of the equator and a third south. On the banks of Lake Victoria, Uganda is bordered by Tanzania and Rwanda to the south west, The Congo to the west, The Sudan to the north, and Kenya to the east.
  • Area
    • 93000 Square Miles or 241000 Square km
  • Location
    • Between 4 degrees N and 1 degree S of the equator in East Africa
  • Population
    • 19M estimated in 1995 probably around 22M today. Uganda's growth in population is well above the average for the Sub-Saharan areas of Africa. This is obviously because of the country's high birth rate producing a population in which almost half is under 15 years of age. The most densely settled areas are in the fertile south and east, primarily along Lake Victoria. Kampala is the largest city. Other major cities are Jinja, Masaka, and Mbale. Though the urban population constitutes only about one-eighth of the total, it is growing steadily.
  • Capital
    • Kampala, It is built around seven hills 35Km north of Lake Victoria. Across the lake you can get to Tanzania and Kenya though it is understood that at present the ferry is not running. (June 2000).

2. Uganda Version 4 Clean Word
UGANDA ASSESSMENT Version 4 September 1999 Country Information and Policy Unit I. SCOPE OF DOCUMENT 1.1 This assessment has been produced by the Country Information Policy Unit, Immigration Nationality Directorate, Home Office, from information
UGANDA ASSESSMENT Version 4 September 1999 Country Information and Policy Unit I. SCOPE OF DOCUMENT The assessment is sourced throughout. It is intended to be used by caseworkers as a signpost to the source material, which has been made available to them. The vast majority of the source material is readily available in the public domain. It is intended to revise the assessment on a 6-monthly basis while the country remains within the top 35 asylum producing countries in the United Kingdom. The assessment will be placed on the Internet ( An electronic copy of the assessment has been made available to the following organisations: Amnesty International UK Immigration Advisory Service Immigration Appellate Authority Immigration Law Practitioners' Association Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants JUSTICE Medical Foundation for the care of Victims of Torture Refugee Council Refugee Legal Centre UN High Commissioner for Refugees CONTENTS I SCOPE OF DOCUMENT II GEOGRAPHY Economic background III HISTORY ... Bibliography II. GEOGRAPHY The Republic of Uganda has a land area of 236,580 sq.kilometres, making it slightly smaller then the UK's 244,755 sq. kilometres (figures from the Times Atlas of the World.) 20% of the country is covered by inland water and swamps. It is a land-locked equatorial country in East Africa bordered by Sudan to the north, the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) to the west, Kenya to the east and Rwanda, Tanzania and Lake Victoria to the south. The climate is tropical, with temperatures moderated by the altitude of the country, varying between 15 and 30 degrees centigrade. [1] [2]

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