Statistics and Facts about Uganda
Population of Uganda – 45,135,732 people (roughly the population of California and Tennessee combined)
Size of Uganda – 93,238 mi² (roughly the size of Michigan)
Average Ugandan Life Expectancy – For males: 57 years old / For females: 61 years old
Currency of Uganda – the Ugandan Shilling / approximately 3,700 shillings equals 1 US dollar
Average day’s wage in Uganda – 120,190 shillings or $32.48 a day in the city / 5,000 shillings or $1.35 a day in the village
71% of all Ugandans grow their own food.
6.8% of the entire world’s species of butterflies live in the savannahs of Uganda and the Rwenzori Mountains.
Mt. Elgon is a volcanic mountain in Uganda, and is classified as the world’s largest volcano base. This volcano is the natural habitat for over 300 bird species and 24 mammal species including elephants, leopards, buffaloes and bush pigs.
Nsenene is Ugandan’s favorite snack – pan fried grasshoppers; it is considered one of the country’s biggest delicacies.