Uganda

Quick Facts

Map of Uganda
Population: 32,369,558
Languages: English (official), Luganda, Luo, Runyankore, Ateso, Lumasaba, Lusoga, Lunyole, Samia.
Climate: Humid equatorial, dry winter.
Captial City: Kampala

Landmarks

  • Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi – inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2001, the Kasubi Tombs are straw thatched buildings in which four kabakas (kings of Buganda, which is a subnational kingdom within Uganda) are buried. The tombs are, spiritually, important to the Baganda people (people native to the kingdom of Buganda). Unfortunately, the tombs were almost completely destroyed by a fire in March, 2010.
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – a national park in south-western Uganda containing many kinds of fern and tree as well as butterflies, birds and mountain gorillas (which are Great Apes, like Chimpanzees and humans). Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1994.
  • Mount Margherita – Africa's third highest peak at 5,109 metres. Located within Rwenzori Mountains National Park, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1994.

The Chimpanzee

Habitat: Woodlands, including rainforest and savannah
Diet: Fruit, leaves and flowers
Classification and relatives: Primate– more specifically, Great Ape. Chimpanzees are humans' closest relative.
Endangered status: Endangered
Lifespan: 40-50 years