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COMESA members
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa


The COMESA is a trade agreement of currently 21 countries mainly located in Eastern Africa and in Northern Africa.

All member states comprise a total area of 11.78 million km² and about 582.92 million people. This is 7.8% of the habitable area around the world and 7.6% of the world population.

Map of member countries: COMESA - Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa

CountryCommencementPopulationArea
Burundi198111.53 M28,000 km²
Comoros19810.85 M1,861 km²
Congo (Dem. Republic)198186.79 M2,345,000 km²
Djibouti19810.97 M23,000 km²
Egypt1999100.39 M1,001,000 km²
Eritrea19943.50 M118,000 km²
Eswatini19811.15 M17,000 km²
Ethiopia1981112.08 M1,104,000 km²
Kenya198152.57 M580,000 km²
Libya20056.78 M1,760,000 km²
Madagascar198126.97 M587,000 km²
Malawi198118.63 M118,000 km²
Mauritius19811.27 M2,040 km²
Rwanda198112.63 M26,000 km²
Seychelles20010.10 M460 km²
Somalia201815.44 M638,000 km²
Sudan198142.81 M1,879,000 km²
Tunisia201811.69 M164,000 km²
Uganda198144.27 M242,000 km²
Zambia198117.86 M753,000 km²
Zimbabwe198114.65 M391,000 km²


Former member countries

CountryExitPopulationArea
Angola200731.83 M1,247,000 km²
Lesotho19972.13 M30,000 km²
Mozambique199730.37 M786,000 km²
Namibia20042.49 M824,000 km²
Tanzania200058.01 M947,000 km²