Form of state: republic
Head of State: Yoweri Museveni (1986)
Prime Minister: Ruhakana Rugunda (from 2014)
Independence: 9 October 1962 (from the United Kingdom)
Area: 236 040 km²
Population: 35,918,915 people
Ethnic composition: baganda 16.9%, banyankole 9.5%, basga 8.4%, bakiga 6.9%, iteso 6.4%, langi 6.1%, acholi 4.7%, bagisu 4.6% , Lugbara 4.2%, bunyoro 2.7%, other 29.6% Language: official languages: English, Swahili
Religion: Christian 84%, Muslim 12%, other 4%
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): USD 66.7 billion, per capita: USD 1 752
Currency: Uganda Shilling (UGX) - 1 UGX = 0.09 HUF
One of the delights of the states bordering the African continent is Uganda. Its natural beauty and diversity are unique in the area. Its climate is a constant age of summer or pleasant spring time that we never feel too hot or very cool. A significant area of the country is rivers and lakes. The Ugandan people are kind, helpful, flexible and friendly in every situation.
Building on Uganda's natural resources, it's basically an agricultural country. However, following the industrial development of recent years, a considerable amount of foreign capital flowed to Uganda, which resulted in extensive infrastructure investments in some areas. Since the turn of the year 1986, the government has been pursuing a capitalist and professional-looking economic policy with extensive expansion efforts in the field of commerce, with the addition of sugar and coffee exports to the construction of construction elements and tool parts. The increasing role of investors can be measured in the fastest growing economic sectors. Financial services, construction, manufacturing, transport, telecommunications, energy, infrastructure, and recently the oil and gas sectors have undergone significant expansion. The economic relations between Hungary and Uganda are developing rapidly, there are already successful joint programs, but there are new possibilities for cooperation in agriculture, in the processing industry or in education.
Much of Uganda lies more than 1000 meters above sea level. The territory of the state is dominated by the mantle of the East African mantle. The northern Murchison Falls and the surrounding nature reserve are renowned for their fauna and flora. The protected park has been transformed into woodland forests in the savannahs and then enters the Nile and the Lake Victoria. The lake has an impact on the environment like the seas on the coasts: it alleviates temperature fluctuations and increases cloudiness and precipitation, making the climate of Uganda particularly pleasant.
In recent years, Uganda has become one of the successes of East African tourism. Its main attraction is the Bwindi Forest, where mountain gorillas are still to be visited. Gorilla trekking is not a cheap getaway, but it is a lifelong experience of encountering huge apes. Besides the Bwindi Forest, many tourists are attracted by the Rwenzori Mountains or Lake Bunyonyi. Uganda is a Hungarian citizen visa requirement. In eastern Africa - in addition to Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya - at the airport and at the land border you can get a visa, which costs $ 50.
- The Rwenzori Mountains at the western border of the country with the highest point above 5,000 meters,
- The Bwindi National Park with mountain gorillas
- At the source of the Nile, on the shores of Victoria Lake, the Asian-style buildings of Jinja,
- The Murchison National Park with the same waterfall in the north of the country,
- Kampala, the bustling capital of the country, has traditionally been built on seven hills.