East Africa

East Africa is the part of 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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was founded in 1862 by Sultan Seyyid Majid of on the site of the village of Mzizima.

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is the largest country in . It is bordered by and to the north; , and the to the west; and , and to the south.

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Bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, the country of is surrounded by and to the north and to the west, to the north east and to the south.

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.


is a country in . It is bordered to the east by , to the north by , to the west by the , to the southwest by , and to the south by .

is a relatively stable country, and easily accessible from and .

is in , bordering the Red Sea, between and , with a long border with .

is on the Horn of Africa and is shaped like the number seven.

is a small country in , although it has some cultural and geographical ties with .

is a country on the that broke away from Somalia in 1991.

East Africa

  • Location:
  • Latitude of center: -2.7021° or 2° 42' 7.4" south
  • Longitude of center: 37.0738° or 37° 4' 25.7" east

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