Tuesday 23 April 2024

25 Key Insights into Eastern African Nations

(1). Ethiopia 🇪🇹 boasts the region's largest population, with over 126 million people.

(2). Somalia 🇸🇴 holds the title for the longest coastline among Eastern African countries.

(3). Kenya 🇰🇪 leads in GDP within the region.

(4). South Sudan 🇸🇸 is the primary oil-producing nation in Eastern Africa.

(5). Djibouti 🇩🇯 has the smallest population in the region.

(6). Tanzania 🇹🇿 is home to Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.

(7). Ethiopia 🇪🇹 boasts the strongest military presence in Eastern Africa.

(8). Ethiopia 🇪🇹 is constructing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Africa's largest dam project.

(9). Kenya 🇰🇪 houses the world's largest desert lake, Lake Turkana.

(10). Uganda 🇺🇬 supplies electricity to Kenya, Tanzania, and parts of the DRC.

(11). Rwanda 🇷🇼 is renowned for having the cleanest city in Africa.

(12). Burundi 🇧🇮 once had a monarchy.

(13). Ethiopia 🇪🇹 is rich in historical sites, including king's castles and Emperor's Palaces.

(14). Eritrea 🇪🇷 has a female population three times larger than its male population.

(15). Ethiopia 🇪🇹 is home to the Barbary lion, the largest lion species with distinctive dark fur on the neck.

(16). Sudan 🇸🇩, South Sudan 🇸🇸, and Ethiopia 🇪🇹 share a history dating back 3500 years.

(17). Sudan 🇸🇩 features ancient pyramids in its northern region.

(18). Kenya 🇰🇪, Uganda 🇺🇬, and Tanzania 🇹🇿 share Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lake in Africa.

(19). Tanzania 🇹🇿 and Kenya 🇰🇪 boast the Serengeti and Maasai Mara, famous for the great migration and considered the 8th wonder of the world.

(20). Kenya 🇰🇪's Mombasa Port, established in 1896, was the region's first port.

(21). Somalia 🇸🇴 was the first African country to produce a pilot.

(22). In Uganda 🇺🇬, less than a dollar can sustain you for a day.

(23). Ethiopia 🇪🇹's strong historical leaders resisted colonization.

(24). Tanzania 🇹🇿's Lake Tanganyika is the deepest lake in Africa.

(25). The River Nile, estimated to be 30 million years old, is the longest river globally.

[Photo credit: Devashot Photography]

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