East Africa is a part of Africa around and east of the Great Rift Valley, a land feature stretching from the Red Sea to the Mozambique Channel. East Africa is 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.
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.
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.
Rwanda is a relatively stable East African country, and easily accessible from Kenya and Uganda.
Burundi is a small country in East Africa, although it has some cultural and geographical ties with Central Africa.
- Location: Africa
- Latitude of center: 2° 42' 7.4" (2.7021°) south
- Longitude of center: 37° 4' 25.7" (37.0738°) east
- Wikidata: East Africa
- Wikimedia Commons: East Africa
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