36 Top Facts about the Eastern African Region

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  1. Ethiopia has the largest population of (114,963,588 people.)
  2. Somalia 🇸🇴 has the largest coastline in the region.
  3. Kenya has the highest per capita GDP in the region.
  4. South Sudan 🇸🇸 is the leading Oil Producing Country in the region.
  5. Djibouti has the smallest population in the region.
  6. Tanzania has the highest point in Africa, MT Kilimanjaro.
  7. Ethiopia has the strongest military in the region.
  8. Ethiopia has the largest Dam, Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project in Africa.
  9. Kenya has the largest desert lake in the world, lake Turkana
  10. Uganda supplies electricity to Kenya, Tanzania and nearby DRC regions.
  11. Rwanda has the cleanest city in Africa.
  12. Burundi once had monarchs.
  13. Ethiopia is rich with historical sites of king’s castles and Emperor’s Palaces.
  14. Eritrea women population in Eritrea is 3 times that of men.
  15. Ethiopia has the largest lion species on earth, the Barbary lion with dark fur on the neck
  16. Sudan, South Sudan 🇸🇸and Ethiopia 🇪🇹 have a long history dating back 3,500 years ago.
  17. Sudan 🇸🇩 has ancient pyramids and the most in Africa.
  18. Has Lake Victoria which is the largest fresh water lake in Africa and one of the largest lakes in the world.
  19. And Kenya have Serengeti and Maasai Mara home to the great migration
  20. Kenya Mombasa Port was the first modern port in the region to be established in 1896. However, Sudan has the oldest port in the region, the port of Sawakin (or Suakin), established as Ptolemais Theron, during the Greek-Macedonian Emperor and Pharaoh Ptolemy as an alternative to the known port Berenice.
  21. Somalia 🇸🇴 was the first country in Africa to produce a pilot.
  22. In Uganda less than one dollar is enough to sustain you for a day.
  23. Ethiopia had the strongest Emperor and Monarchs that made them resist Colonization.
  24. Tanzania Lake Tanganyika in Tz is the deepest lake in Africa,
  25. Lastly the longest river in the world is river Nile which is estimated to be 30 million years old.
  26. South Sudan has the tallest people in the world.
  27. The largest wetlands in the world is found in South Sudan🇸🇸
  28. South Sudan is the youngest nation in the world having declared independence on 2011.
  29. Somalia 🇸🇴 has 25% of world Uranium deposit. Rated world’s 3rd most banana exporting country.
  30. Somalia 🇸🇴 is Home to the word’s most camel herd.
  31. Ethiopia has a 13 months calendar and an upside-down clock. It has its own numeric and alphabetic writing system and the only country in Afrikan that was never colonized.
  32. Uganda, Sudan and Ethiopia each has the source of the Nile river.
  33. South Sudan has the darkest skinned people on the planet.
  34. Kush land, Sudan evidently has more pyramids than pyramids in Giza the Pharaoh’s land in Egypt.
  35. Sudan has both the Blue and the White Nile. They both meet in Khartoum to form the Great River Nile the longest in East Africa and the world.
  36. Kush kingdom is located in Sudan and is one of the oldest civilizations in East Africa and the world and its a pride to all of us Africans by its everlasting pyramids and statues.
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