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    Uganda Geography 2000

      Location: Eastern Africa, west of Kenya

      Geographic coordinates: 1 00 N, 32 00 E

      Map references: Africa

      Area:
      total: 236,040 sq km
      land: 199,710 sq km
      water: 36,330 sq km

      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Oregon

      Land boundaries:
      total: 2,698 km
      border countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo 765 km, Kenya 933 km, Rwanda 169 km, Sudan 435 km, Tanzania 396 km

      Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims: none (landlocked)

      Climate: tropical; generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August); semiarid in northeast

      Terrain: mostly plateau with rim of mountains

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Lake Albert 621 m
      highest point: Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley 5,110 m

      Natural resources: copper, cobalt, hydropower, limestone, salt, arable land

      Land use:
      arable land: 25%
      permanent crops: 9%
      permanent pastures: 9%
      forests and woodland: 28%
      other: 29% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land: 90 sq km (1993 est.)

      Natural hazards: NA

      Environment - current issues: draining of wetlands for agricultural use; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; poaching is widespread

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Environmental Modification

      Geography - note: landlocked

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