Uganda - Population

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The population of Uganda in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 25,827,000, which placed it as number 40 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 2% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 51% of the population under 15 years of age. There were 99 males for every 100 females in the country in 2003. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000–2005 is 3.24%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 39,335,000. The population density in 2002 averaged 102 per sq km (265 per sq mi). However, density varied from 260 per sq km (673 per sq mi) in Kabale to 14 per sq km (36 per sq mi) in the dry Karamoja plains. The northern, eastern, and western regions are less densely populated than the region along the north shore of Lake Victoria.

It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 14% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. The capital city, Kampala, had a population of 1,154,000 in that year. Other major cities were Jinja, 60,979; Masaka, 49,070; and Mbale, 53,634. According to the United Nations, the urban population growth rate for 2000–2005 was 5.7%.

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mugume geoffrey
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Jun 24, 2009 @ 3:03 am
good for people doing economics and georgraphy especialy at A level and collages
bakubawa peter s
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Jan 27, 2010 @ 7:07 am
Thank so much for this knowledge base, it is worth a thank you.

Could you make some provission for the impacts of rapid population growth in uganda please
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Feb 10, 2010 @ 7:07 am
For a developing country like Uganda, the population is good if its match with productive investments. The large population can act as a home market for small cottage industries with can later grow and the country can transform to Industrial and market Economy.

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Apr 14, 2010 @ 3:03 am
Thanks so much for this information, it is a very good reflection of how we Ugandans are multiplying and a good action ground for social planners.

However,considering the rate of economic growth, the rate of multiplication is feasibly alarming and threatening. I pray that as we increase, more efforts should be asserted on technological advancement to create more jobs hence improve the per ca pita income. this will facilitate the growing population. Thank you.
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Apr 18, 2010 @ 11:11 am
Thank you a lot for such analysis of the country's population growth rate. On one side its good that it supports the economy of the country i.e provides market for the locally manufactured goods and also those that are imported. Its also a source of labor.
However, its alarming on the economic status of the country by straining the little resources the we are having. Making it hard for the government to plan adequately. This also brings up the problems of unemployment in Uganda.

I suggest that the government should come up with ways of at least controlling it.
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Nov 26, 2010 @ 8:20 pm
why is the urban population so little?
13% is nothing
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Apr 5, 2011 @ 5:05 am
Thank you so much for the work done( analysis of the population)However we all know that population growth has both the negative side and positive side forexample at this rate as the country we should expect poverty in our country reason being most youth of to day want office jobs they do not want to join agriculture ! anly parents who are ageing are in agric, now my question is what will happen in 2020 and me i would encourage fertility control by the government considering the ECONOMY of Uganda.
Thank you very much.
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Jun 15, 2011 @ 11:11 am
this was the very significant thing done by the un in uganda which means uganda population is increasing.

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