Population


The population of Uganda is approximately 35 million people (as according tp the 2014 Census). This represents an increase of 10.4 million persons from the 2002 census.

Quick Facts
Wakiso was the most populous district with close to two million persons while Kalangala district was the least populous with less than sixty thousand persons.

Population Density
The Population Density of Uganda in 2014 was 173 persons per square kilometer, a two-fold increase from the 85 persons per square kilometer in 1991. Uganda’s population density in 2014 was much higher than some of her neighbors (South Sudan – 18, Tanzania – 54 and Kenya – 74) by 2014.

People of Uganda
At the cultural core of modern-day Uganda lie the Bantu-speaking kingdoms of Buganda, Bunyoro, Ankole and Toro, whose traditional monarchs – reinstated in the 1990s after having been abolished by President Milton Obote in 1967 – still serve as important cultural figureheads. Elsewhere, Uganda’s cultural diversity is boosted in the northeast by the presence of the Karimojong, traditional pastoralists whose lifestyle and culture is reminiscent of the renowned Maasai, and in the northwest by a patchwork of agricultural peoples whose Nilotic languages and cultures are rooted in what is now Sudan.

English is the official language spoken by many people. Kiswahili and other local languages are also spoken countrywide.