Estimate population 25,674,700 - Capital City Kampala
Uganda is bordered by Kenya, Sudan, Zaire, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Lake Victoria. The country covers an area of 241,050 square kilometers (93,070 square miles). Lake Victoria and Lake Kioga overflow into the Nile River. Mount Ruwenzori and Mount Elgon are magnificent mountain ranges where unusual forms of giant plant life can be found. Mount Margherita and Mount Albert are among the highest peaks. You can also explore Lake Edward, Lake George, and Lake Mobuto Sese Seko (also known as Lake Albert).
Wildlife was once abundant, but forest clearing eliminated many habitats and animals have been driven off by human hunters. National wildlife parks have been established, the largest being Kabalega (formerly Murchison Falls), where herds of elephants live. This area is on either side of the Victoria Nile River.