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

CountryUganda
CoordinatesLatitude: 1.373333
Longitude: 32.290275
Country CodesAlpha 2: UG
Alpha 3: UGA
Country Flag Emoji🇺🇬
Int. Phone Prefix+256
Capital cityKampala
Continent
Subcontinent
Africa
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

Map of Uganda

Uganda Map

Administrative Division of Uganda

Uganda is divided into 4 regions and 112 districts, including the capital Kampala. These regions do not constitute any administrative structure within the country and only represent an additional administrative structure.

Four Regions of Uganda

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Regions of Uganda Map

Uganda is divided into four regions under the name of geographical division. These four regions do not have any administrative status.

The geographical regions of Uganda are as follows:

  1. Central Region,
  2. Western Region,
  3. Eastern Region, and
  4. Northern Region.

The highest official administrative division of Uganda is the districts. Uganda is divided into 112 districts under four geographical regions.

Central Region

Central Region is one of four regions in the African country of Uganda. While the central region is the second largest region in terms of area, it is the region with the highest population in terms of population.

The region is adjacent to the West Region in the west and northwest, the East Region in the east, the North Region in the north, and Tanzania in the south.

According to the 2014 census data, 9,529,227 people live in the region and this is the region with the most populous population. The area is 61,403 square kilometers. The region is divided into 24 districts.

Western Region

The West is one of four regions in the African country of Uganda. While the western region is the third largest in terms of area, it is the third most populated region in terms of population.

The region is adjacent to the North Region in the northeast, the Central Region in the east, Tanzania in the south, Rwanda in the southwest, and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west.

According to the 2014 census data, there are 8,874,862 people living in the region and with this data, it is the third most populous region of the country. The area of the region is 55,276 square kilometers. The region is divided into 26 districts.

Eastern Region

The East is one of four regions in the African country of Uganda. While the central region is the smallest region of the country in terms of surface area, it is the second most populated region of the country in terms of population.

The region is adjacent to Central Region in the west, Northern Region in the north and Kenya in the east. To the south of the area is Lake Victoria.

According to the 2014 census data, 9,042,422 people live in the region and this is the second most populous region of the country. The area of the region is 39,478 square kilometers. The region is divided into 32 districts.

Northern Region

The North is one of four regions in the African country of Uganda. While the northern region is the largest in the country in terms of area, it is the region with the lowest population in terms of population.

The region is adjacent to the West Region in the southwest, the East Region and the Central Region in the south, South Sudan in the north, Kenya in the east and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west.

According to the 2014 census data, 7,188,139 people live in the region and with this data, it is the region with the lowest population. The area of the region is 85,391 square kilometers. The region is divided into 30 districts.