Population estimate:35.6 million

Area:241, 088 square kilometers

Borders:: Kenya (east), Rwanda (west), South Sudan (north), Tanzania (south east), DR Congo (south)

Independence day:9 October 1962

Major religion:: Christianity, Islam

Official languages:: English, Kiswahili

President:: Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

Currency:Ugandan shillings

Key issues:Governance, poor health care, armed insurgencies around the Uganda-DRC Congo-South Sudan borders

Interesting fact:The national symbol is a crested crane

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