Uganda Geography

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Uganda - Geography

Land Use
Lakes and Rivers


Uganda is a landlocked country astride the equator, about 800 kilometers inland from the Indian Ocean. It lies on the northwestern shores of Lake Victoria, extending from 1 south to 4 north latitude and 30 to 35 east longitude.

Uganda is bordered by Tanzania and Rwanda to the south, Zaire to the west, Sudan to the north, and Kenya to the east. With a land surface of 241,139 square kilometers (roughly twice the size of the state of Pennsylvania), Uganda occupies most of the Lake Victoria Basin, which was formed by the geological shifts that created the Rift Valley during the Pleistocene era. The Sese Islands and other small islands in Lake Victoria also lie within Uganda's borders.

You can read more regarding this subject on the following websites:

Uganda - geographische Beschreibung und Landkarte
Geography of Uganda, Landforms - World Atlas
Geography of Uganda - Wikipedia
Geografie | Uganda Reisen | Gorilla Trekking
Geography ,Government,History, Uganda - InfoPlease

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