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Uganda Population 2023

Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. As per the UN World Population Prospects, the population of Uganda in 2022 is 47,249,585 (47 million or 4.7 Crore)

Estimated population of Uganda in 2023 is 48 million or 4.8 Crores

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Uganda Demographics
Uganda2022 Population
Total Population47,249,585
Global Rank31
Share of World Pop.0.59%
Land Area 197,100  sq. km (76,100 sq. mi)
Area Rank79
Pop. Density229 person/sq.km
Growth Rate2.74%
Fertility Rate* 5.01
Infant mortality rate** 39.2
Median Age 16.7 years
Life Expectancy 64.38  years
Urban Population 25.7 %

Religion in Uganda

Christianity is the largest and majority religion in Uganda, followed by 84.5% of the population. Islam is the second largest religion, followed by 13.70% of the population.

The remaining population follows traditional religions (0.1%), and other religions (1.4% ), or had no religious affiliation (0.2 %). Other smaller faiths include Jewish, Hindu, and Baháʼí Faith.

Among Christians in Uganda, Roman Catholics are the largest denomination with 39.3% of the population as its adherents. Next comes the Church of Uganda, an Anglican Church with 32% adherents, followed by Pentecostal (11.10%), Seventh-day Adventist (1.7%), Baptist (0.30%), and Eastern Orthodox Christian (0.10%)

Religion in Uganda (2014 Census)

Religion/ AffiliationPercentage
Christian84.50%
– Roman Catholics– 39.30%
– Church of Uganda (Anglican)– 32.00%
-Pentecostal-11.10%
-Seventh-day Adventist-1.70%
-Baptist-0.30%
-Eastern Orthodox Christian-0.15%
Other Christian-0.10%
Other Religions 
Muslim13.70%
Traditional0.10%
None0.20%
Others1.30%

 

Top Cities in Uganda by Population

RankCityPopulation
1Kampala15,07,080
2Nansana3,65,124
3Kira3,17,157
4Ssabagabo2,83,272
5Mbarara1,95,531
6Mukono1,62,710
7Njeru1,59,549
8Gulu1,50,306
9Lugazi1,14,524
10Masaka1,03,227
11Kasese1,01,065
12Hoima1,00,099
13Lira99,392
14Mityana95,428
15Mubende1,03,473
16Masindi94,438
17Mbale92,857
18Jinja76,188
19Entebbe70,219
20Kitgum44,719

Source: Census 2015

Source: United Nation World  Populations Prospects 

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Population of Uganda 2024 | Religion in Uganda