Where is Uganda?

Uganda is located in the Southern Africa region at latitude 1.373333 and longitude 32.290275 and is part of the African continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 1° 22' 24.00'' N
  • 32° 17' 24.99'' E

You can see the location of Uganda on the world map below:

Uganda location on the map pointed out by a flag pin.

Uganda Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Uganda (UG) are:

  1. Congo (the Democratic Republic of the) (CD)
  2. Kenya (KE)
  3. Rwanda (RW)
  4. South Sudan (SS)
  5. Tanzania (the United Republic of) (TZ)

Uganda is a landlocked country, which means it does not have direct access to the open ocean.

Uganda Related Content

Uganda Key Facts

CoordinatesLatitude: 1.373333
Longitude: 32.290275
Country CodesAlpha 2: UG
Alpha 3: UGA
Country Flag Emoji🇺🇬
Int. Phone Prefix+256
Capital cityKampala
Southern Africa
Country Area241,038 sq km
Population 202147,123,533
World Rank: 31
Median Age15.9
Life expectancy62.7
Major languagesEnglish (official language, taught in schools, used in courts of law and by most newspapers and some radio broadcasts), Ganda or Luganda (most widely used of the Niger-Congo languages and the language used most often in the capital), other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili (official), Arabic
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+03:00
Internet TLD.ug
Biggest AirportEntebbe International Airport (EBB)
Average temperature22.80 °C
73.04 °F
Administrative Divisions4 geographical regions 134 districts 1 city
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

Uganda Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLow income
World Bank RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CurrencyUgandan shilling (UGS)
GDP in 2020$37.6 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 91
GDP per capita in 2020$822
World Rank: 176
Major Industries / Economic SectorsAgriculture, manufacturing, energy, services
Top 5 Import CountriesKenya, China, United Arab Emirates, India, South Africa
Top 5 Export CountriesKenya, China, United Arab Emirates, India, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Biggest Cities in Uganda

Here are the largest cities in Uganda based on 2021 data:

City Population
Kampala 1,659,600
Mbale 402,368
Arua 250,000
Tororo 150,000
Gulu 146,858
Lira 135,445
Mbarara 83,700
Bombo 75,000
Jinja 72,931
Entebbe 69,958

Map of Uganda with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Southern Africa Region