STATUS: Organized Work
CHURCHES: 540 Churches
Career Missionaries Philip & Twyla Tolstad
UGANDA – Country Information
Uganda has a population of 43.3 million as of 2020.
241,500 sq km / 93,000 sq mi (roughly the size of Oregon)
The capital city of Kampala is surrounded by parks and garden alongside the shore of Lake Victoria.
Uganda has a large variety of ethnic groups made up of the Baganda, Banyankole, Basoga, Bakiga, Iteso, Langi, Bagisu, Acholi, Lugbara, and others.
39.3% Roman Catholic
Protestants including Anglicans, Pentecostals/Evangelicals, Seventh Day Adventist, and Baptist.
Ganda or Luganda as well as Swahili and Arabic are widely spoken as well.
Uganda is richly diverse with volcanic mountains, frontiers, densely forested swamps, rainforests, and plateaus.
Agriculture is makes up of three-fifths of the working population. Coffee and cotton making up their most profitable exports.
Winston Churchill said, “Uganda is a fairy-tale. You climb up a railway instead of a beanstalk, and at the end there is a wonderful new world.”
In 1894, Uganda became a protectorate if the British Empire. Allowing Uganda to maintain it’s own governments leadership but giving the British the ultimate authority. The British granted Uganda’s independence in 1962.