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Uganda; a place; a home; a little hope

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BC: Bibliography: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ug.html http://www.braintreesesaw.org/html/facts-achievements.html

FC: Uganda; A place; A home; A little Hope | By; Halle Sherman

1: map of Uganda and its surrounding countries | WELCOME TO UGANDA

2: Facts About Uganda: | borders the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania. | located in Eastern Africa, West of Kenya, and east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. | Uganda's total area is 241, 038 square kilometers. | 197, 100 sq km of the total are land and the other 43,938 is made of up water. | If you compare Uganda to a US state, it is slightly smaller than Oregon. | the climate in Uganda is usually tropical; usually rainy with two dry seasons (December to January, June to August) | Uganda's natural resources include copper, hydro power, limestone, salt, arable land, gold and cobalt.

3: Uganda is a landlocked, but well fertile place. It is a well-watered country with tons of rivers and lakes. | If you were to go to Uganda you would call the people there Ugandans. | The official national language in Uganda is English. It is taught in the schools, used in court of law, used by lots of newspapers and some radio broadcasts. | In Uganda they also speak Ganda or Luganda,, Arabic, Swahili, Nilo-Saharan languages and other Niger-Congo languages.. | 41.9% of people are roman Catholic, 42% are Protestant, 12.1% are Muslim, 3.1% are classified as other and .9% don't have a religion. | there are 34, 612, 250 people as of July of 2011. | the population growth rate is 3.576% as of the year 2011

4: The urban population is 13% of the entire population as of 2010. | There are at least 1.535 million people in the capital city of KAMPALA as of 2009. | Uganda's school life expectancy is 11 years for both male and female (2009). | The conventional long name of this country is Republic of Uganda. | The capital city is eight hours ahead of time in Washington DC! | Uganda got its independence from the UK on October 9th, 1962. | The national symbol of Uganda is the gray crowned crane. | The national anthem is "Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty!" | Industries include sugar, tobacco, brewing, cement and steel production as well cotton textiles.

5: There are 327,100 main line phones in use in Uganda and 12.828 million cell phones. | Uganda has 3.2 million Internet users and 19,927 Internet hosts. | There are only 46 airports in Uganda and only 5 of them have paved runways. The other 41 are unpaved. | Uganda has a total of 1,244 km of railways. | Out of the 70,746 km of roadways in Uganda, only 16,272 km are paved and the rest are unpaved ,bumpy roads. | As of 2009 Uganda no longer has LONG navigable stretches of waterways (rivers). The farthest they could travel 200-km along Lake Albert.

6: The Ugandan Flag; (I typed in the flags colors:) | where Uganda is on a map of Africa (it is the little green speck) | Brain Tree's Library construction in the beginning of 2005.

7: To me, this photo is more than a photo. It is a photo that tells a story. My old school ,The Shipley School is the sister school to the school in the photo(the Brain Tree School). We have this photo hanging in our school. They are surrounding a fax machine - one of the many things my old school donated. It touched my heart to know people could do things so nice as this. It inspired me to always treat every day as a miracle.

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