Soroti is named as having one of the highest concentration of people living under the poverty line in east Uganda, with a poverty density of 53%. While the gap between rich and poor is highest in central Uganda, poverty rates in Ugandas east range from 27% to 62%.
What is the poorest region in Uganda?
Eastern region Figure 4: Eastern region is now the poorest region, as poverty increases in all regions apart from northern Uganda (1992/93–2016/17) Source: Development Initiatives based on data from Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Notes: Poverty rates are based on the national poverty line.
What percentage of Uganda is poor?
41% In Uganda, 41% of people live in poverty, and almost half of Ugandas population is under the age of 15, representing one of the youngest populations in the world.
How many Ugandans live below the poverty line?
21.4% 21.4% (2017 est.) Definition: National estimates of the percentage of the population falling below the poverty line are based on surveys of sub-groups, with the results weighted by the number of people in each group. Definitions of poverty vary considerably among nations.
What is the main food in Uganda?
In Uganda, the staple food is matoke (cooking bananas). Other food crops include cassava (manioc), sweet potatoes, white potatoes, yams, beans, peas, groundnuts (peanuts), cabbage, onions, pumpkins, and tomatoes. Some fruits, such as oranges, pawpaws (papayas), lemons, and pineapples, are also grown.
What is the biggest town in Uganda?
Kampala CitiesRankCityRegion1KampalaCentral2Fort PortalWestern3AruaNorthern4GuluNorthern12 more rows