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With an area of 580,000 km², the country is somewhat larger than Metropolitan France or slightly more than twice the size of the U.S. state Nevada.
Kenya has a population of 46 million people (2015). Spoken languages are Swahili and English (both official), and numerous indigenous languages mainly Kikuyu and Luhya.
Largest and most populous city and the national capital of Kenya is Nairobi. Second largest city and the country's chief port is Mombasa.
Republic of Kenya
Revered president and liberation struggle icon Jomo KENYATTA led Kenya from independence until his death in 1978, when 2nd President Daniel Toroitich arap MOI took power in a constitutional succession.
The country was a de facto one-party state from 1969 until 1982 when the ruling Kenya African National Union (KANU) made itself the sole legal party in Kenya. MOI acceded to internal and external pressure for political liberalization in late 1991. The ethnically fractured opposition failed to dislodge KANU from power in elections in 1992 and 1997, which were marred by violence and fraud, but are viewed as having generally reflected the will of the Kenyan people. President MOI stepped down in December of 2002 following fair and peaceful elections. Mwai KIBAKI, running as the candidate of the multiethnic, united opposition group, the National Rainbow Coalition, defeated KANU candidate Uhuru KENYATTA and assumed the presidency following a campaign centered on an anticorruption platform.
border countries: Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
related countries: United Kingdom
Republic of Kenya
conventional short form: Kenya
former: British East Africa.
ISO Country Code: ke
Actual Time: Tue-May-30 06:34
Local Time = UTC +3h
Country Calling Code: +254
Capital City: Nairobi (pop. 2.1 million)
Mombasa (665 000), Kisumu (504 000), Nakuru (1.2 million).
Independence: 12 December 1963 (from UK).
Location: Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania.
Area: 580,000 km² (225,000 sq mi.)
Terrain: From a low coastal plain on the Indian Ocean in a series of mountain ridges and plateaus which stand above 3 000 meters (9 000 ft.) in the center of the country. The Rift Valley bisects the country above Nairobi, opening up to a broad arid plain in the north. Mountain plains cover the south before descending to the shores of Lake Victoria in the west.
Highest elevation: Mount Kenya (Kirinyaga, 5199 m)
Climate: Varies from the tropical south, west, and central regions to arid and semi-arid in the north and the northeast.
Population: 46 million (2015)
Ethnic groups: African--Kikuyu 21%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 11%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 5%. Non-African--Asian, European, Arab 1%.
Religions: Protestant 40%, Roman Catholic 30%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 10%, .
Languages: English, Swahili, more than 40 local ethnic languages.
Literacy (in English): 59%.
Natural resources: Wildlife, land.
Agriculture Products: Tea, coffee, sugarcane, horticultural products.
Industries: Small-scale consumer goods (plastic, furniture, batteries, textiles, soap, cigarettes, flour), agricultural products processing; oil refining, cement; tourism.
Exports - commodities: tea, horticultural products, coffee, petroleum products, fish, cement.
Exports - partners: Uganda 11.2%, US 8.3%, Tanzania 8.1%, Netherlands 7.4%, UK 6%, Pakistan 4.2% (2015)
Imports - commodities: machinery and transportation equipment, petroleum products, motor vehicles, iron and steel, resins and plastics.
Imports - partners: China 30%, India 15.5%, UAE 5.7%, US 4.8%, Japan 4.7% (2015)
Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Kenya in Figures
Kenya key statistical data.
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Official Sites of Kenya
Kenya Meteorological Department
Political Map of Kenya
Detailed Map of Kenya.
Map of Kenya
Administrative Map of Kenya.
Map of Kenya in PDF format (2MB)
Google Earth Kenya
Searchable map and satellite view of Kenya.
Google Earth Nairobi
Searchable map and satellite view of Kenya's capital city.
Google Earth Mombasa
Searchable map and satellite view of Mombasa.
Map of Africa
Relief Map of Africa.
Political Map of Africa
54 nations, 54 capitals plus major cities.
Kenya's biggest daily paper.
The East African Online Edition.
The East African
Kenyan weekly news.
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
State owned radio and TV corporation (English and Swahili)
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Arts & CultureNational Museums of Kenya
Art and culture of central Africa.
Business & EconomyCentral Bank of Kenya
Nairobi Stock Exchange
Investment Promotion Centre
__Products of Kenya
Fruits, Flowers, Vegetables.
Yellow Pages Kenya
A privately owned limited liability company, was formed in 1985 from the merger of Air Kenya and Sunbird Aviation.
The national carrier.
Nairobi National Park @ Kenya Tourist Board
Destination Kenya - Travel and Tour GuidesDiscover Kenya: Mombasa, Nairobi, Lake Victoria, Great Rift Valley, Maasai Mara, Meru, Tsavo East National Park.
Accommodation, hotels, camps, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, birding, wildlife, game viewing, lions, tours and much more.
The official Kenya destination website of Kenya Tourist Board.
Comprehensive information on Kenya.
Mombasa, Kenya, Beaches.
A Kenya Travel Guide.
Camps and Hotels
Eco-tourism tented lodge situated in Tsavo East National Park.
Luxury Safari Camps throughout Kenya.
Lonrho Hotels Kenya
Hotels and Safari Clubs.
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
© Kenya Tourist Board
EducationJomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)
Established in 1981, it will be one of the five campuses of the new Pan African University (PAU), founded in 2011.
The University status was achieved in 1985.
Higher Education since 1984, Eldoret.
University of Nairobi (UoN)
Established as University of East Africa in 1963. Today UoN runs seven campuses in the capital city.
Environment & NatureKenya Beasts
Site dedicated to Kenya's wildlife.
All about the Birds of Kenya.
Kenya Wildlife Service
Site about Kenya's rich wildlife and nature.
The East Africa Natural History Society - Nature Kenya is the society that takes action for biodiversity conservation in Kenya.
The National Park's Official Site, Serengeti includes parts of northern Tanzania and southern Kenya.
The Tsavo Man-Eating Lions
What happened at the Tsavo River bridge construction site in 1898?
© Kenya Tourist Board
The history of Kenya from the "Cradle of Civilization" to present date.
Internetresources for Kenya.
Additional Information on KenyaAfrica South of the Sahara: Kenya
BBC News Country Profile: Kenya
Open Directory Project: Kenya
The World Factbook -- Kenya
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