East Africa is a region on the African continent on the eastern part. Here is the list of East African countries.
Quick Fact: Six (6) of these East African countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) are members of the East African Community (EAC).
- South Sudan
Below is some brief info about these countries in East Africa
Official Name: Republic of Burundi
Independence: July 1, 1962
Burundi is a landlocked country amid the African Great Lakes region where East and Central Africa converge.
Official Name: Union of the Comoros
Independence: July 6, 1975
Comoros is the third smallest African country by land mass.
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Official Name: Republic of Djibouti
Independence: June 27, 1977
Djibouti is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden at the east.
Official Name: State of Eritrea
Independence: May 24, 1993
Eritrea is a country in the Horn of Africa, bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast.
Official Name: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Capital: Addis Ababa
Ethiopia is another country in the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the north and Somalia to the east, South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south.
Official Name: Republic of Kenya
Independence: December 12, 1963
Kenya is the world’s 48th largest country by total area. Kenya has great tourist spots and it’s no surprise it’s the country’s second largest source of foreign exchange revenue after agriculture.
Official Name: Republic of Madagascar
Independence: June 26, 1960
The terraced paddy fields of the central highlands of Madagascar give way to tropical rainforest along the eastern coast bordered by the shores of the Indian Ocean.
Official Name: Republic of Malawi
Independence: July 06, 1964
Malawi is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and
Mozambique on the east, south and west.
Official Name: Republic of Mozambique
Independence: June 25, 1975
Mozambique is a country located in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.
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Official Name: Republic of Rwanda
Independence: July 1, 1962
Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Official Name: Republic of Seychelles
Independence: June 29, 1976
Seychelles is an archipelago country in the Indian Ocean. The capital of the 115- island country, Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.
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Official Name: Somali Republic
Independence: July 1, 1960
Somali is a country located in the Horn of Africa . It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north and the Somali Sea to the east.
Official Name: Republic of South Sudan
Independence: July 09, 2011
South Sudan is bordered by Sudan to the north, Ethiopia to the east, Uganda to the south and the Central African Republic to the west.
Official Name: United Republic of Tanzania
Capital: Dar es Salaam
Independence: December 09, 1961
Tanzania is a country in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Uganda to the north, Comoro Islands at the Indian Ocean to the east, Mozambique and Malawi to the south, and Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.
The highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, is in Tanzania.
Official Name: Republic of Uganda
Independence: October 09, 1962
Uganda is a country in East-Central 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 south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania.
Official Name: Republic of Zambia
Independence: October 24, 1964
Zambia borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Malawi to the east, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south and Angola to the west.
Official Name: Republic of Zimbabwe
Independence: April 18, 1980
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique.
Quick Fact: Zimbabwe has 16 official languages.
East African Countries and Their Capitals
Burundi — Bujumbura
Comoros — Moroni
Djibouti — Djibouti
Eritrea — Asmara
Ethiopia — Addis Ababa
Kenya — Nairobi
Madagascar — Antananarivo
Malawi — Lilongwe
Mauritius — Port Louis
Mozambique — Maputo
Rwanda — Kigali
Seychelles — Victoria
Somalia — Mogadishu
South Sudan — Juba
Tanzania — Dar es Salaam
Uganda — Kampala
Zambia — Lusaka
Zimbabwe — Harare
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