Uganda is officially known as the Republic of Uganda which is located in East Africa. It is bordered by Kenya on the east, South Sudan on the north, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the west, Rwanda on the southwest, and Tanzania on the south. Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda. The major urban areas in Uganda include Nansana, Kira, Ssabagabo, Mbarara, Mukono, Njeru, Gulu, Lugazi, Masaka, Kasese, Hoima, Lira, Mityana, Mubende, Masindi, Mbale, Jinja, Entebbe, Kitgum, etc.
The official language of Uganda is English. The other languages are Luganda, Runyankore, etc. Uganda is well known for its unique way of celebrating its festivals like the Festival of the Ugandan Martyrs, The Nile Festival, the International Film Festival of Kampala Amakula, International Film, Music and Arts Festival of Bayimba, B-Global Indigenous Hip Hop Festival, The Nile Gold Jazz Safari, etc. Many foreigners or travelers also take part in the celebration and enjoy it.
Uganda doesn’t have a postal code. Its territory is divided into four regions and further these regions are subdivided into 136 districts. Uganda is not using postal codes. At first, there was so much controversy over the places in which mail was sent, but now everything has been sorted out and mail is delivered quickly and easily with help of their numbering.
Uganda has been ranked as the 79th largest nation in the world and it has a total land area of 2,41,038 km2, which comes to around a total of 93,065 mi2. The entire Uganda land was divided into four regions and further these regions are subdivided into 136 districts. The names of four regions are Central, Western, Eastern, and Northern.
Uganda has a total water area of 15.39%. There are 165 important lakes and three dams in Uganda playing a significant role and helping in mobilizing 85.23% of surface waters. The names of the few major lakes in Uganda are Albert, Bisina, Bugondo, Buhera, Bujuku, Bunyonyi, Edward, George, Kwania, Kyoga, Mutanda, Nabugabo, Opeta, Victoria, Wamala, etc.
The names of a few dams in Uganda are the Isimba, Karuma, Nalubaale, etc. These lakes and dams in Uganda have international tourism importance and they were all built at different times for different purposes – supplying electrical power, irrigation, protecting land and people from floods, and using dams. The major sources of water in Uganda include groundwater, lakes, rainwater, rivers, dams, snow, soil moisture springs, streams, water, waterfall, wetlands, etc. Many other lakes are small in area and contain a minimum volume of water. Most of these lakes are freshwater lakes and very few are salt lakes.
There are 2,854 named mountains in Uganda. There are nine main mountain ranges in Uganda namely Makindye, Mount Kadam, Mengo, Namirembe Hill, Mount Speke, Mount Moroto, Buddo Hill, Mount Morungole, Mount Baker, etc. The highest peak and the most prominent mountain is Nyabubuya which is about 5,155 meters (16,912 feet). The names of other mountains are Mount Stanley-Margherita, Mount Stanley–Alexandra, Mount Stanley-Savoia, Mount Stanley-Elena, Elizabeth, Philip, Mount Stanley-Moebius, Mount Etonga, Vittorio Emanuele, etc.
|Address format||Each administrative division maintains its postal number for mail delivery purposes. Having the correct code is essential to your mail delivery. The official name of the Uganda postal service is named Posta Uganda. There is no postal code used in Uganda.|
Ms. Olive Takubua
P.O. Box 21310