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Uganda

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The flag and national anthem of Uganda. Anthem Uganda

The Republic of Uganda (pronounced /juːˈɡændə/ or /juːˈɡɑːndə/) is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, which is also bordered by Kenya and Tanzania.

Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompassed a portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala. Half the population of the country live below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day.

Religion in Uganda

Christianity is the majority religion in Uganda. According to the 2002 census, 42% of Ugandans are Roman Catholics and 42% are Protestants.

Islam is the second largest religion in Uganda, followed by 12% of the population. Uganda is home to perhaps the first Buddhist temple opened by a monk born in Africa, The Uganda Buddhist Centre founded by Bhikkhu Buddharakkhita. About 0.2% of Uganda is Buddhists.

A Baha'i Houses of Worship, one of only seven in the world, can be found in Uganda.

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