Relief and landform development in Uganda

Relief and landform development in Uganda

  • Uganda lies on the African plateau at an average altitude of 1200m above sea level. In Uganda, the lowest altitude is found along L. Albert i.e. 620m above sea level and the elevated areas are found in the Rwenzori Mountains i.e. 5000m above sea level.




Relief and landform development in Uganda
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  • Other elevated relief areas are Elgon, Muhavura, and Moroto and much of western Uganda i.e. Kigezi highlands of between 900m -1500m above sea level. Uganda‚Äôs relief is divided into related divisions i.e.
  • Relief below 900m above sea level which constitutes 9% of the total land area of Uganda mainly found around L. Albert in the western rift valley arm.
  • Relief between 900m-1500m above sea level which constitutes 84% of the total land area of Uganda majorly found in the central, north and northeast of Uganda.
  • Relief between 1500m-2000m above sea level which constitutes 5% of the total land area of Uganda mainly found in the foothills of Mt. Elgon and the Kigezi and western Uganda hills.
  • The relief above 2000m above sea level which constitutes 2% of the total land area of Uganda majorly found at the peak of Mt. Rwenzori, Elgon Muhavura and Moroto.

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