Located in eastern Africa, Uganda shares borders with Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, DR Congo, and South Sudan. Uganda is known as the “Pearl of Africa”.
Population: 40.853 million
Ethnic Groups: Baganda (16.5%), Banyankole (9.6%), Basoga (8.8%), Bakiga (7.1%), Iteso (7%), Langi (6.3%), Bagisu (4.6%), Acholi (4.4%), Lugbara (3.3%), Other (32.1%)
Languages: English (Official), Luganda, Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic
Religions: Protestant (45.1%), Roman Catholic (39.3%), Muslim (13.7%), Other (1.6%), None (0.2%)
CIA: The World Factbook — Last Updated December 26, 2019
Ugandans in Canada
Ugandan Population in Canada
Ugandan history is characterized by political unrest and instability. Much of this ended in 1986 when President Museveni gained power. Since then, a lot has been done to restore economic and political stability. Uganda is still working hard to recover from the devastation of previous regimes. Disease and poverty continue to be widespread, but great efforts are being made to reduce both. Under previous regimes, Christians were persecuted. Today, there is freedom of religion. The majority Christian population is evenly divided between Catholics and Protestants. Uganda is also home to a Muslim population and people who practice indigenous beliefs.
- Central Intelligence Agency. (2019, December 18). The World Factbook: Uganda. Retrieved December 26, 2019, from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ug.html
- Encyclopedia of the Nations. (n.d.). Uganda. Retrieved July 9, 2014, from http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/geography/Slovenia-to-Zimbabwe-Cumulative-Index/Uganda.html
- Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. (2009, October 15). Cultural Information – Uganda. Retrieved July 9, 2014, from https://www.international.gc.ca/cil-cai/country_insights-apercus_pays/culture-culture_ug.aspx?lang=eng
- Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. (2011, December 15). Overview – Uganda. Retrieved July 9, 2014, from https://www.international.gc.ca/cil-cai/country_insights-apercus_pays/overview-apercu_ug.aspx?lang=eng
- Mandryk, J. (2010). Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation (7th ed.). Colorado Springs: Biblica Publishing.
- Prayercast. (n.d.). Uganda. Retrieved July 9, 2014, from https://www.prayercast.com/sudan.html
- Statistics Canada. (2011, April 7). 2006 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations/Ethnic Origin, Single and Multiple Ethnic Origin Responses and Sex for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census – 20% Sample Data. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/tbt/Rp-eng.cfm?LANG=E&APATH=3&DETAIL=0&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=0&GID=0&GK=0&GRP=1&PID=92333&PRID=0&PTYPE=88971,97154&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=0&Temporal=2006&THEME=80&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF
- Ugandans. (2009). In T. L. Gall & J. Hobby (Eds.), Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life (2nd ed., Vol. 1, pp. 574-582). Detroit: Gale. Retrieved July 16, 2014.