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Full name: Republic of Uganda

Population: 1,480,200 (UN, 2008)

Capital: Kampala

Area: 241,038 sq km (93,072 sq miles)

Major languages: English (official), Swahili (official), Luganda, various Bantu and Nilotic languages

Major religions: Christianity, Islam

Life expectancy: 51 years (men), 52 years (women) (UN)

Monetary unit: 1 Ugandan shilling = 100 cents

Main exports: Coffee, fish and fish products, tea; tobacco, cotton, corn, beans, sesame

Gross National Income per capita: US $340 (World Bank, 2007)

Internet domain: .ug