Uganda: the youngest country in the world

Uganda: the youngest country in the world

Did you know: Uganda is the youngest country in the world
Uganda is the Youngest Country in the World with half of its population under the age of 14 year. The life expectancy for the average Ugandan is only early 50s. Uganda’s people are known around the word for their warmth and hospitality. Around 50% of Uganda’s population survives on less than one dollar a day.

Did you know: Uganda is home of the mountain gorillas
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.

Did you know: Uganda is world’s second most populous country
Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. Uganda is the world’s second most populous landlocked country, after Ethiopia.

Did you know: For every tree you cut in Uganda, you must plant three more
Uganda is suffering from an increase in deforestation. To reverse the effects of deforestation, policy makers have come up with a way to stop deforestation. In Uganda, for every tree cut down, you are expected to plant three more. It is so important to save the forests that are home to endangered species like the chimp that a study was conducted to see if paying farmers not to cut down tree would be good incentive to preserving the forests.

Uganda has 6,8% of the world butterfly spices
Uganda has 6.8% of the world’s butterfly species. While on safaris, tourists have the unadulterated pleasure of experiencing the vivid beauty of butterflies as they flit around for nectar. Their natural habitats include the savannahs of Uganda and the Rwenzori Mountains. Visitors can go solely on butterfly safaris to experience the beauty of these creatures and also get the chance to see the different species of birds in the country and the breathtaking fauna that in the reserves.

30 different languages are spoken in Uganda
The many different ethnic groups and kingdoms in Uganda have given rise to over 30 dofferent indigenous languages. Most languages fall into 3 main languages groups: Bantu, Nilotic and Central Sudanese. Bantu languages lainclude Nyoro used by Banyoro people, Tooro spoken by the Tooro people and Lunyole, spoken by the Banyole people. Even though English is the official language, there are more Swahili speakers than Englis.

Mt. Elgon has the largest volcano base in the world
Mt. Elgon is a volcano in Uganda with a base so large that it supports a very large ecosystem. Measuring 50km by 80km, the base of Mt. Elgon is the largest in the world. It is also the home of the Mt. Elgon National Park. As one hikes Mt. Elgon, lush forests that are the habitats of over 300 bird species and 24 mammal species inclusive of elephants, leopards, buffaloes and bush pigs surround you. Other features that seen on the hike up are a wide variety of flora and fauna, caves, gorges, hot springs, and waterfalls. Sounds like heaven on earth, doesn’t it?

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