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Kenya

Official English Name: Republic of Kenya

Official Local Name(s): Jamhuri ya Kenya

Common English Name: Kenya

Capital: Nairobi

REGION
Eastern Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Tanzania (South)
Ethiopia (North)
Somalia (East)
Uganda (West)
South Sudan (Northwest)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Lake Victoria (West)
Indian Ocean (Southeast)
TOTAL AREA
580,367 km2 (98.1% land,1.9% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
3,477 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
536 km
CLIMATE
Tropical along coast
Arid in interior
TERRAIN
Low plains rise to central highlands
Valley
Fertile plateau in the west
HIGHEST POINT
Mount Kenya (5,199 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Limestone
Soda ash
Salt
Gemstones
Fluorspar
Zinc
Diatomite
Gypsum
Wildlife
Hydropower
NATURAL DISASTERS
Flooding
Droughts
Volcanic activity
DEMONYM
Kenyan
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Kikuyu (22%)
Luhya (14%)
Luo (13%)
Kalenjin (12%)
Kamba (11%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
Kiswahili
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Protestant (47.7%)
Catholic (23.4%)
Other Christian (11.9%)
Muslim (11.1%)
Traditionalist (1.7%)
POPULATION
46,790,758
LARGEST CITY
Nairobi (3,375,000)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Mombasa (1,200,000)
Kisumu (409,928)
Nakuru (307,990)
Eldoret (289,380)
Kehancha (256,086)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Uhuru Kenyatta
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
47 Counties
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
12 December 1963 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Lion
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu
GDP PER CAPITA
$3,200 (USD)
CURRENCY
KSh (Kenyan Shilling)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = KSh101.65
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.ke
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+254

Theater is an integral part of Kenyan culture.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ke.html (Majority of information)

https://www.opendata.go.ke/Population/2009-Census-Vol-1-Table-3-Rural-and-Urban-Populati/e7c7-w67t/1 (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 10 November 2016