Facts About Uganda That You Should Know : Uganda was once referred to as the Pearl of Africa and above all a landlocked country located in the Eastern part of Africa where the western rainforests connect with east Africa’s savannah grassland. More so, Uganda is characterized by lakes, mountains, scenic landscapes, diverse cultures, waterfalls, birdlife, cry lakes, wildlife, and snow-capped mountain among others.
Uganda holds number 13th as the most beautiful country on earth.
Uganda is a landlocked country with no coastline but ranks with 26% of the land covered by lakes and rivers.
The word Uganda was derived by the British from a Swahili word to mean ‘’Land of the Uganda people’’ The name Uganda was given during the 1900 Buganda agreement.
Uganda ranks as 11% of the world’s birds thus making it one of the top birding destinations in Africa with a total of 1095 species of birds.
Uganda also boasts the world’s most powerful waterfall found in Murchison Falls national park in the northern part of the country.
The world’s longest river ‘’source of the Nile’’ can be found in Jinja East Africa’s industrial capital.
Fact, Uganda is known among the top Robester coffee growing countries in the world.
Uganda also boasts 8% of the world’s butterfly species.
In fact, Uganda experiences a conducive tropical climate categorized into two; the wet season and the dry season.
8% of the world’s mammal species can be seen in Uganda’s wildlife reserve and national park.
Uganda hosts several beautiful tribes and more than 30 indigenous languages are spoken in Uganda.
Uganda has the friendliest and most welcoming people in Africa.
Uganda sounds like the second-largest banana-producing country in the world.
Uganda is one of the popular destinations in the world’s tourism hub that hosts half the remaining endangered mountain gorillas besides Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Uganda is well known as the kingdom of primates which hosts the highest concentration of chimpanzees in the entire of Africa.
Uganda has been ranked by CNN in 2012 and 2016 as one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
It hosts the world’s second-largest freshwater lake ‘’Lake Victoria’’ in central Uganda and is home to the world’s longest river ‘’the source of the Nile’’.
Uganda also boasts as the world’s ethnically diverse country.
According to the happy planet index – Uganda ranks as the world’s number 133 happiest country on earth.
The ethnographic collection that was found in Uganda in 1931 dates back to 1000AD on Luzira orisons, found in the British museum.
In 1985, it’s when a Ugandan president only ruled for a short period of time, that is from July 27th to July 29th, 1985.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are home to critically endangered mountain gorillas that are inhabited by rainforests and located in the southwestern region of Uganda. The area is believed to have been home to the Batwa people ‘’pygmy’’ for over 60,000 years.
Mount Ruwenzori was once referred to as the mountains of the moon and it ranks as the fourth highest peak in Africa famously known as Margherita Peak and it’s snow-capped all year round.
Uganda also sounds like one of the world’s Important archeological sites with the fossils of the Morotophithecus located near Moroto. It is said to be home to the earliest human ancestors and modern apes.
In the eastern part of the country sits Mount Elgon with the world’s largest calderas mountains.
In fact, Uganda ranks as the second youngest country in the world the people below 25 years of age around 79%.
Uganda is also home to the world’s unique minerals and it is gifted with 50 deposits though some of these have not yet been mined.
More so, Uganda is renowned as one of the African countries to design its car designed by students of Makerere University.
Uganda boasts the most beautiful cultural values which are linked to ancient Egyptian.
Uganda’s first president was known as Muteesa 11 after its independence contributed to the Mau – May rebellion in Kenya.
The unique -grey crowned crane sounds like Uganda’s official bird, which represented a bin on the country’s national flag.