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Uganda has substantial natural resources, including fertile soils, regular rainfall, and sizable mineral deposits of copper and cobalt. The country has large amounts of untapped reserves of both crude oil and natural gas. Agriculture is Uganda's most important sector for the economy, employing over 80% of the work force, with coffee accounting for most of its export revenues.

Copper ore has been virtually mined out, which was once the countries leading mineral resource.  Other minerals extracted on a small scale include cobalt, tin and iron ores, beryl, tungsten, and gold. Uganda's few manufactures are limited mainly to processed agricultural goods, but they also include textiles, chemical fertilizer, and steel.

There is a sizable fishing industry, and much hardwood (especially mahogany) is cut.

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Country Population: 27,616,000
Country Capital: Kampala
Country Currency: Ugandan shilling

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