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Land and Resources, Natural Resources

agricultural country, hydroelectricity, Lake Victoria, beryllium, iron ore

Because it is an agricultural country, Uganda’s soils are its most important resource. It has small amounts of mineral resources, mainly copper, cobalt, nickel, gold, tin, tungsten, beryllium, iron ore, limestone, phosphates, and apatite. For most of its electric power, Uganda depends on hydroelectricity from the Owen Falls Dam on the Nile at Lake Victoria. At present 26 percent of the land area is cultivated and 9 percent used for permanent crops such as coffee and bananas. Demands for farmland, firewood, and charcoal, which is made from wood, have destroyed Uganda’s forests at an alarming rate (2 percent a year in the period from 1990 to 1996)—21 percent of the land area remains forested.



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agricultural country, hydroelectricity, Lake Victoria, beryllium, iron ore, bananas, tin, Nile, tungsten, electric power, charcoal, cobalt, nickel, limestone, alarming rate, phosphates, land area, farmland, coffee, gold, percent, important resource, year

 
 

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