Uganda Political Map
Uganda is a landlocked country located in East Africa. It’s known for its wealth of nature such as the Nile Basin, 60+ protected areas, and Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria. Its major cities and the country’s capital, Kampala, are located near this lake. It borders Kenya to the east and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west with two separate mountain chains. Additionally, it’s beside South Sudan to the north as well as Rwanda and Tanzania to the south. Other major cities are Gulu, Lira, and Mbarara.
Uganda Satellite Map
Uganda occupies a total area of 241,038 square kilometers (93,065 sq mi). In comparison, it’s larger than Ghana but smaller than Guinea. Even though it is a landlocked country, it still has an abundance of lakes and rivers. That’s why it’s recognized as being at the heart of the African Great Lakes region. For example, not only does it contain Lakes Victoria and Kyoga. But there are Lake Albert, Lake Edward, and Lake George. Within Lake Victoria, it holds several large islands such as Bugala, Lulamba, Bukasa, Kome, Damba, and Buvuma Island. Uganda lies between 1º S and 4º N latitude on the equator so its climate is mostly warm tropical with two distinct rainy seasons.
Uganda Physical Map
Uganda has mostly plateaus, volcanic hills, and chains of mountains along its eastern and western borders. For example, Mount Elgon lies along its border eastern border with Kenya. Whereas the Rwenzori Mountains straddle along its western border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. At 5,109 m (16,763 ft), its highest point is the Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley, along the western edge of the country with the Democratic Republic of Congo. It’s also the third highest peak in Africa, after Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya.