STATUS: Organized Work
CHURCHES: 1332 Churches and Preaching Points
Career Missionaries Philip & Twyla Tolstad
UGANDA – Country Information
Uganda has a population of 43,252,966 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 gardens 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
1.8% Other / Non-religious
Those listed as Protestants include Anglicans, Pentecostals/Evangelicals, Seventh Day Adventist, and Baptist.
Ganda or Luganda as well as Swahili and Arabic are widely spoken.
Uganda is richly diverse with volcanic mountains, frontiers, densely forested swamps, rainforests, and plateaus.
Agriculture makes up three-fifths of the working population. Coffee and cotton are the 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 of the British Empire, allowing Uganda to maintain its own governmental leadership but giving the British the ultimate authority. The British granted Uganda’s independence in 1962.
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