EAC is strategically located as a regional financial, communication and transport hub and also hosts continental offices for several international organisations and multinational companies.
The EAC is well positioned as a transport hub in the region.
The EAC lies between latitudes 7° north and 12° south of the equator and longitudes 29° and 41° east of Greenwich Meridian, with the equator crossing right through Kenya and Uganda. The region borders the Indian Ocean and Somalia on the east, and Ethiopia and Sudan on the north. On its western side, it borders Central African Republic (CAR) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), while on the south it borders Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
The climate of the region ranges from tropical to temperate, depending on the elevation.