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East Africa is a region in Africa. East Africa is regarded as the cradle of mankind, as the first species of the Homo genus evolved here, and migrated to the rest of the world.

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Dar es Salaam was founded in 1862 by Sultan Seyyid Majid of Zanzibar on the site of the village of Mzizima.
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Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa, bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south.
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On the Indian Ocean coast between Somalia to the east and north east and Tanzania to the south, is the Eastern African country of Kenya.
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Uganda is a country in East Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania.
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Ethiopia is the second-most populous country in Africa and is Africa's oldest independent country and the only one never to be colonized, save for a short Italian occupation in the 1930s and 1940s.
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Madagascar is a country located in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa.
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Somalia is on the Horn of Africa, and is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the north-west, and Kenya on its south-west.
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Rwanda is a relatively stable East African country, and easily accessible from Kenya and Uganda.
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Eritrea is in East Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Djibouti and Sudan, with a long disputed border with Ethiopia.
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Reunion is a French overseas department located in the midst of the Indian Ocean, east of the island of Madagascar and 200km to the south-west of Mauritius, in East Africa.

Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres from the African continent.
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Burundi is a small country in East Africa, although it has some cultural and geographical ties with Central Africa.
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The Seychelles are a group of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean that lie off the coast of East Africa, northeast of Madagascar.
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The Comoros are an island nation off the coast of East Africa, in the Indian Ocean between northern Mozambique and northern Madagascar.
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East Africa

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  • Latitude of center:  2° 42' 7.4" (2.7021°) south
  • Longitude of center:  37° 4' 25.7" (37.0738°) east
  • Wikidata:  East Africa
  • DMOZ Open Directory:  East Africa
  • Wikimedia Commons:  East Africa

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