Kampala is the capital of Uganda, which is the only landlocked African nation that borders Lake Victoria. South Sudan borders Uganda to the north. Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo border Uganda to the east and west, respectively. Uganda's southern borders are with Tanzania and Rwanda.
Kampala became the capital of the independent nation of Uganda in 1962. Kampala is in the southern part of Uganda, at an elevation of around 3,900 feet. The city is just north of Lake Victoria and features a scenic promenade situated along the lake shore. Kampala is a cosmopolitan city and the center of Ugandan commerce and government.