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Some interesting, internet ‘facts’ about Uganda!

March 2014 | by Sean Kinsella

Around 50 per cent of Uganda’s population survives on less than one dollar a day.

The main transportation vehicle in Uganda is the bicycle.

Uganda’s famous motorcycle taxis are dubbed boda-bodas, as they were used to transport people across the ‘no-man’s land’ between the Kenya/Uganda border posts (‘border-border’).

Uganda is one of the top countries in the world when it comes to alcohol consumption.

Ugandans love meat stews, but the ‘meat’ is not just the muscle; it’s also the animal’s liver, stomach, intestines, tongue, etc. The Ugandan cook wastes nothing.

Uganda has the world’s best bananas, pineapples, mangoes and avocados.

For most Ugandans, their favourite meal is Matooke, a plantain-type banana cooked in banana leaves.

A favourite treat in Uganda is pan-fried grasshoppers.

Football is the most popular sport in Uganda.

If you need to use the restroom in Uganda you say, ‘I need to make a short call’.

There are 1061 species of birds in Uganda.

Uganda is home to the endangered mountain gorillas, which are almost extinct. There are only 750 left in the world, and they can only be found between Bwindi National Park in Uganda, Parc de volcanoes National park in Rwanda, and Virunga in Congo.

The average church service in Uganda lasts 4-6 hours.

Uganda’s people are known around the world for their warmth and hospitality.

Uganda is a conservative society. It is generally unacceptable for women to wear skimpy clothing (‘skimpy’ is defined as ‘not reaching your ankles’!)

Uganda’s climate is tropical and there are two dry seasons, December– February and June–August. The average temperature is 28 degrees Celsius.

The Daily Monitor is an English-language newspaper. It is the one to read for ‘unbiased’ reporting of news, politics and other events. New Vision, which is also written in English, is a government-owned newspaper.

Uganda is the youngest country in the world, with half its population under the age of 14 years (78 per cent of Ugandans are below the age of 30 years).

The life expectancy for the average Ugandan is only early 50s.

Part of the Nile River runs through Uganda.

English is the most common language in the city.

There are around 80 different tribes in Uganda.

Sean Kinsella

 

 

 

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