Figure 3. Topography and Drainage
Location and Size
Uganda is a landlocked country astride the equator,
kilometers inland from the Indian Ocean
fig. 1). It
the northwestern shores of Lake Victoria, extending from 1
to 4 north latitude and 30 to 35 east longitude.
Uganda is bordered by Tanzania and Rwanda to the south,
to the west, Sudan to the north, and Kenya to the east.
land surface of 241,139 square kilometers (roughly twice
of the state of Pennsylvania), Uganda occupies most of the
Victoria Basin, which was formed by the geological shifts
created the Rift Valley during the Pleistocene era. The
Islands and other small islands in Lake Victoria also lie
Data as of December 1990