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Uganda marks national pavilion day

10-10-2010 12:00 BJT Special Report:Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

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Saturday marks the National Pavilion Day of Uganda at the Expo. The east African nation is well known for its wealth of tropical life, beautiful scenery, and international renowned spirit pick-up -- Ugandan coffee. Let's take a closer look at the Uganda Pavilion to find out more about this country and its people.

The Uganda Pavilion, located inside the Joint Africa Pavilion, features exhibitions showcasing the country's diversified geography and its splendid culture.

Saturday marks the National Pavilion Day of Uganda at the Expo.

Visitors to the Uganda Pavilion will first be welcomed by the remakes of endangered mountain gorillas, inhabited around the snow-capped Ruwenzori Mountains. Although these giant animals look huge and even a bit terrifying, they are actually vegetarians with a mild temper.

So far there are less than 7-hundred mountain gorillas existing in the world today, half of which are in Uganda.

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa straddling the equator. It covers an area of around 240 thousand square kilometers, with a total population of over 33 million people.

Saturday marks the National Pavilion Day of Uganda at
the Expo.

The Uganda Pavilion also features a miniature replica of a section of lake Victoria, where red-crowned cranes are standing among the reed.

Tired of walking all day long at the Shanghai World Expo? Then why not sit down for a while and give Uganda's internationally renowned coffee a taste? A major export commodity, Ugandan coffee has a reputation for its unique flavor and the lack of bitterness.


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