Geography of Uganda


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