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    Uganda Geography - 2002

      Location Eastern Africa, west of Kenya

      Geographic coordinates 1 00 N, 32 00 E

      Map references Africa

      total: 236,040 sq km
      water: 36,330 sq km
      land: 199,710 sq km

      Area - comparative slightly smaller than Oregon

      Land boundaries
      total: 2,698 km
      border countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo 765 km, Kenya 933 km, Rwanda 169 km, Sudan 435 km, Tanzania 396 km

      Coastline 0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims none (landlocked)

      Climate tropical; generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August); semiarid in northeast

      Terrain mostly plateau with rim of mountains

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Lake Albert 621 m
      highest point: Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley 5,110 m

      Natural resources copper, cobalt, hydropower, limestone, salt, arable land

      Land use
      arable land: 25%
      permanent crops: 9%
      other: 66% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land 90 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards NA

      Environment - current issues draining of wetlands for agricultural use; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria; poaching is widespread

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Environmental Modification

      Geography - note landlocked; fertile, well-watered country with many lakes and rivers

      NOTE: The information regarding Uganda on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Uganda Geography 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Uganda Geography 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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