Facts & Figures

Country: Republic of Uganda

Population: 34.5 million (UN, 2011 estimate)

Capital: Kampala

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

Main languages: English (official), Swahili (official), other local languages

Main religions: Christianity, Islam

Life expectancy: 56 (WHO, 2011)

Literacy rate: Adult [15+] 73%, Youth [15-24] 87% (UNESCO, 2010)

Urban population (% of total): 16% (UN, 2012)

Population under 18 years: 19 million (UNICEF, 2011)

Child mortality: 90 children in every 1,000 likely to die before five years (WHO, 2011)

Child nutrition: 14.1% of children below five years underweight (WHO, 2012)

Number of children (0-17) who have lost one/both parents: 2.6 million (UNICEF, 2011)