Capital: Kampala

Population: 41,830,349 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Ugandan Shilling (UGX)

Official Languages: Swahili, English

Unofficial Languages: Arabic, Ganda or Luganda

Main Religions: Christianity, Islam

Ethnic Groups: Baganda, Banyankole, Bakiga, Langi, Acholi, Bagisu, Iteso, Lugbara, Basoga, Bunyoro, and others

Largest Cities: Kampala, Gulu, Lira, Mbarara

Main Sport: Football

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Liberation Day (January 26)

Remembrance of Archbishop Janani Luwum (February 16)

International Women’s Day (March 8)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Labour Day (May 1)

Martyrs’ Day (June 3)

Heroes Day (June 9)

Eid al-Fitr (end of Ramadan) (July 7)

Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) (September 13)

Independence Day (October 9)

Christmas Day (December 25)

Boxing Day (December 26)

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