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Geography and Earth: Uganda is a republic in East Africa. Capital, kampala. Uganda consists largely of grassy...
Uganda is a republic in East Africa. Capital, kampala; area about 237 000 sq km (91 000 sq miles).
Before Europeans discovered it in the mid-19th century; Uganda was a collection of small kingdoms. It become a British protectorate in 1894, and achieved independence in 1962.
Uganda consists largely of grassy or wooded plateau, bordered by mountains which are over 3000m (9840 ft) high in the Rwenzori, to the west. The Equator runs through Uganda, but the high altitude keeps temperatures reasonably moderate.
There are many races and tribes in Uganda. Swahili is a fairly common language Christianity is the chief religion, but there is a large Muslim minority.
The drier regions are occupied by herdsmen. Elsewhere, food crops are grown, as well as cotton, coffee, tea and other export crops.
Mining is limited, copper being the most valuable mineral, but manufacturing has expanded since the Nile has been harnessed, as it leaves Lake Victoria to provide hydro-electric power.
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