Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Area (incl. water):

1.82 million sq. km

Population:

145.5 million (2015)

GDP (current market prices):

US$ 147.5 billion (2015)

EAC Headquarters:

Arusha, Tanzania

First established:

1967

Re-established:

7 July 2000

Official language:

English

Summit Chairperson:

H.E. John P. J. Magufuli

Council Chairperson:

Amb. Dr Augustine P. Mahiga

Secretary-General:

Amb. Liberat Mpfumukeko

 

 

Key EAC Dates

 

1967:

EAC first established

1977:

EAC dissolved

30 November 1993:

Signing of Agreement for the Establishment of the Permanent Tripartite Commission for East African Co-operation

14 March 1996:

 

Secretariat of the Permanent Tripartite Commission launched, full co-operation operations begin

30 November 1999:

Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community signed

7 July 2000:

Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community enters into force

18 June 2007:

The Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Burundi accede to EAC Treaty

1 July 2007:

Rwanda and Burundi become full members of the EAC

20 November 2009:

Protocol for the Establishment of the EAC Common Market signed

30 November 2013:

Protocol for the Establishment of the EAC Monetary Union signed