The demographic situation in Eastern Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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In this article, the present demographic structures of the population of the East African countries have first been outlined. This is followed by a study of the recent population trends and the prospects for the future. The Eastern sub-region has been defined to include Ethiopia French Somaliland Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda Burundi, Zambia, Malawi, Rhodesia, Madagascar, Comoro, Islands, Reunion, Mauritius, and Seychelles. With 51/2 million square kilometers of land surface (which is 18.3 percent of he total land surface of Africa), this sub-region contained 681/2 million persons (or 25.1 per cent of the total population of Africa) in 1960, increasing at the rate of 2.1 percent per year.