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Uganda: Geography#

LocationEast-Central Africa, west of Kenya, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Geographic Coordinates1 00 N, 32 00 E 1.0,32.0
Area total: 241,038 sq km
land: 197,100 sq km
water: 43,938 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 241038
DBpedia: 0
Geoname: 236040
Infoplease: 236040
Britannica: 241551
Wolfram: 236040

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Land boundariestotal: 2,698 km
border countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo 765 km, Kenya 933 km, Rwanda 169 km, South Sudan 435 km, Tanzania 396 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Lake Albert 621 m
highest point: Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley 5,110 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Mount Baker 4844 m; Mount Luigi 4626 m; Mount Elgon 4321 m; Muhabura 4127 m; Mount Sabyinyo 3645 m
According to Geonames: Mount Speke 4990 m; Baker 4752 m; Mount Gessi 4715 m; Mount Luigi di Savoia 4627 m; Mount Elgon 3340 m

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Important Mountains
Terrainmostly plateau with rim of mountains
Natural HazardsNA
Natural Resourcecopper, cobalt, hydropower, limestone, salt, arable land, gold
Land Usearable land: 27.94%
permanent crops: 9.11%
other: 62.95% (2011)
Climatetropical; generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August); semiarid in northeast
Irrigated Land144.2 sq km (2010)
Renewable Water Resources66 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesdraining of wetlands for agricultural use; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria; widespread poaching
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Environmental Modification
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Kampala; Gulu; Lira; Jinja; Mbarara
According to Geonames: Kampala; Gulu; Lira; Mbarara; Jinja

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Important Cities
Geography-notelandlocked; fertile, well-watered country with many lakes and rivers
Important Lakes