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Region: Africa

Capital: Nairobi

Population: 45,925,300

Area Total: 582,650

Area Land: 569,250

Climate: Varies from tropical along coast to arid in interior.



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Country Overview

Largest Cities
City Population Estimated
Mombasa 799,668 2014
Nairobi 2,750,547 2014
Nakuru 259,903 2014

Other Key Data
Region: Africa
Population: 45,925,300
Area Total: 582,650km2
Area Land: 569,250km2
Coast Line: 536km
Capital: Nairobi
Climate: Varies from tropical along coast to arid in interior.
Languages: English (official), Swahili (official), Numerous indigenous languages
Currency: 1 Kenyan shilling (KSh) = 100 cents
Holiday: Independence Day is 12 December (1963), Kenyatta Day is 20 October


Average Daily Temperature
January: 19.50°C / 67.10°F
July: 16.80°C / 62.20°F
Annual Rainfall: 760.3mm / 29.9"


Boundaries
Uganda 933 km
Ethiopia 830 km
Tanzania 769 km
Somalia 682 km
Sudan 232 km
South Sudan -1 km


Ethnic Divisions
Kikuyu 20.00%
Other 20.00%
Luhya 14.00%
Luo 13.00%
Kamba 11.00%
Kalenjin 10.00%
Kisii 6.00%
Meru 5.00%
Asian, European, and Arab 1.00%


Religions
Protestant 38.00%
Roman Catholic 28.00%
indigenous beliefs 26.00%
Muslim 7.00%
other 1.00%

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