Capital of Kenya: Nairobi

Largest city: Nairobi

Ports: Mombassa, Lamu, Kisumu

Location: East Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan and Tanzania

National Parks: Aberdare National Park, Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve, Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Elgon National Park, Nairobi National Park, Meru National Park, Samburu National Reserve , Businadi National Park, Tsavo East National Park, Tsavo West National Park, Kora National park for more details about Kenyan Parks, Click Here

Geographic coordinates: 1 00 N, 38 00 E
Area: 582.650 kmĀ²

Border countries: Ethiopia 861 km, Somalia 682 km, Sudan 232 km, Tanzania 769 km, Uganda 933 km

Coastline: 536 km

Climate: varies from tropical along coast to arid in interior

Lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m

Highest point: Mount Kenya 5.199 m

Population: 34.707.817 (July 2005)

With 42 Ethnic groups: Today, the Massai culture is the best known; Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6%, other African 15%, non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) 1%.

Languages: English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages

Religions: Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, indigenous beliefs 10%,
Muslim 10%, other 2% note: a large majority of Kenyans are Christian, but estimates for the percentage of the population that adheres to Islam or indigenous beliefs vary widely

Currency: Kenyan shilling (KES)

Administrative divisions: Central, Coast, Eastern, Nairobi, North Eastern, Nyanza, Rift Valley, Western

Recommended website :

Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife

Kenya trourism board


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