East African Federation

The East African Federation (Swahili: Shirikisho la Afrika Mashariki) is a proposed political union of the six sovereign states of the East African Community  Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda  as a single federated sovereign state.[4] In September 2018, a committee was formed to begin the process of drafting a regional constitution,[5] and a draft constitution for the confederation is set to be written by the end of 2021, with its implementation by 2023.[6]

East African Federation
Shirikisho la Afrika Mashariki
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Motto: "One People One Destiny"
Anthem: "EAC Anthem"
An orthographic projection of the world, highlighting the proposed East African Federation's territory (green).
CapitalArusha
Largest cityDar es Salaam
Official languagesEnglish[1]
Lingua francaSwahili[1]
Demonym(s)East African
TypeProposed federation
States
LegislatureEALA
Establishment
7 July 2000
Area
 Total
2,467,202 km2 (952,592 sq mi) (10th)
 Water (%)
4.9
Population
 2019 estimate
183,625,246 [2] (8th)
 Density
68.4/km2 (177.2/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
 Total
US$ 602.584 billion [3] (34th)
 Per capita
US$ 3,286
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
 Total
US$ 220.783 billion (50th)
 Per capita
US$ 1,184.87
HDI (2019)0.540
low
CurrencyEast African Shilling (EAS[citation needed])
Time zoneUTC+2 / +3 (CAT / EAT)
Driving sideboth