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Location: Eastern Africa, west of Kenya, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Capital: Kampala

Size: 91,111 square miles; slightly smaller than Oregon

Population: 34,612,250 (July 2011 est.)

Terrain: mostly plateau with rim of mountains

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




Flag symbolism: The black stripes symbolize the African people.  The yellow stands for sunshine and vitality.  Red symbolizes the African brotherhood.  The red-crested crane is the national symbol.  It was the military badge of Ugandan soldiers under the United Kingdom.


National Anthem

National Anthem – lyrics in English

Information and pictures retrieved from

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Lesson Plan Ideas for Geography of Uganda

  1. Check it out on Google Earth!
  2. Distribute copies of the map of Africa. Have students locate, label, and color the country of Uganda. Have them mark the capital with a star and label it.
  3. Students can create a brochure of Uganda, which should include information such as location, population, terrain, climate, size, flag, etc.
  4. Students can listen to the National Anthem
  5. Have students create a poster that includes the flag of Uganda as well as what the symbols and colors mean.
  6. Check out more information online


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