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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Uganda

Republic of Uganda[1]
Jamhuri ya Uganda (Swahili)
Motto: "For God and My Country"
"kwa mungu na nchi yangu"
Anthem: "Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty"
Uganda (orthographic projection).svg
Location Uganda AU Africa.svg
and largest city
Official languages
(2014 census)[3]
GovernmentUnitary dominant-party presidential republic
• President
Yoweri Museveni
Jessica Alupo
Robinah Nabbanja
• Dominion
9 October 1962
• Republic
9 October 1963
• Current constitution
8 October 1995
• Total
241,038 km2 (93,065 sq mi) (79th)
• Water (%)
• 2021 estimate
Neutral increase 45,853,778[5][6] (35th)
• 2014 census
Neutral increase 34,634,650[7]
• Density
157.1/km2 (406.9/sq mi) (75th)
GDP (PPP)2022 estimate
• Total
$129.48 billion[8]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2022 estimate
• Total
Increase $46.38 billion[8] (90th)
• Per capita
Increase $1,060.43[8]
Gini (2016)Negative increase 42.0[9]
HDI (2019)Increase 0.544[10]
low · 159th
CurrencyUgandan shilling (UGX)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+256a
ISO 3166 codeUG
Internet TLD.ug
  1. +006 from Kenya and Tanzania.


Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. The country is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin and has a varied but generally a modified equatorial climate. It has a population of around 46 million, of which 8.5 million live in the capital and largest city of Kampala.