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About Kenya in detail
Where is Kenya?
Kenya, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 1 17 S 36 49 E otherwise in Africa, in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania.
What is the capital city of Kenya?
The capital city of Kenya is: Nairobi.
What is the time in Nairobi?
It is 8 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Nairobi is: UTC+3.
What is the Internet code for Kenya?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Kenya is: .ke
What is the size of Kenya?
The territory of Kenya is total: 580,367 sq km; land: 569,140 sq km, water: 11,227 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Kenya is five times the size of Ohio; slightly more than twice the size of Nevada.
If we would like to walk around and discover Kenya, we can do that by covering a distance of total: 3,457 km.
What is the water coverage of Kenya?
We have already mentioned on this website, that what percentage of Kenya is covered by water (see below), and this includes 536 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Kenya?
The climate of Kenya is varies from tropical along coast to arid in interior.
Geographical data of Kenya
The elevation of Kenya; mean elevation: 762 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m, highest point: Mount Kenya 5,199 m.
The typical geographical details of Kenya include low plains rise to central highlands bisected by Great Rift Valley; fertile plateau in west.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Kenya is the Kenyan Highlands comprise one of the most successful agricultural production regions in Africa; glaciers are found on Mount Kenya, Africa's second highest peak; unique physiography supports abundant and varied wildlife of scientific and economic value.
Resources and land use of Kenya
The country’s main mined products are limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, fluorspar, zinc, diatomite, gypsum, wildlife, hydropower. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 48.1%; arable land 9.8%; permanent crops 0.9%; permanent pasture 37.4%; forest: 6.1%; other: 45.8% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Kenya
The number of inhabitants of Kenya is 46,790,758 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 25.6% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in Kenya is concentrated in NAIROBI (capital) 3.915 million; Mombassa 1.104 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Kenya
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6%, other African 15%, non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) 1%.
Spoken languages in Kenya
The spoken languages in Kenya are the following: English (official language), Kiswahili (official language), numerous indigenous languages.
What are the most important religions in Kenya?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Christian 83% (Protestant 47.7%, Catholic 23.4%, other Christian 11.9%), Muslim 11.2%, Traditionalists 1.7%, other 1.6%, none 2.4%, unspecified 0.2% (2009 estimate).
Further population data of Kenya
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 40.87% (male 9,592,017 / female 9,532,032) 15-24 years: 18.83% (male 4,398,554 / female 4,411,586) 25-54 years: 33.54% (male 7,938,111 / female 7,755,128) 55-64 years: 3.84% (male 819,665 / female 976,862) 65 years and over: 2.92% (male 590,961 / female 775,842) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Kenya is 1.81% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Kenya the birth rate is 25.1 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 6.8 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Kenya, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best-case scenario, although the birth of the children postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Kenya, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Kenya are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 5.7% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Kenya
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Kenya is the economic and transport hub of East Africa. Kenya’s real GDP growth has averaged over 5% for the last eight years. Since 2014 Kenya has been ranked as a lower middle income country because its per capita GDP crossed a World Bank threshold. WhiAgriculture remains the backbone of the Kenyan economy, contributing one-third of GDP. About 80% of Kenya’s population of roughly 42 million work at least part-time in the agricultural sector, including livestock and pastoral activities. Over 75% of agricInadequate infrastructure continues to hamper Kenya’s efforts to improve its economic growth to the 8-10% range so that it can meaningfully address poverty and unemployment. The KENYATTA administration sought external investment in infrastructure developmTourism holds a significant place in Kenya’s economy. Multiple terror attacks by the Somalia-based group al-Shabaab in the time since the 2013 attack on Nairobi’s Westgate mall, which killed at least 67, had a negative effect on international tourism earn.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics based on it. GDP in Kenya is $69.17 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Kenya is 6% (2016 estimate) 5.6% (2015 estimate) 5.3% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Kenya this is $3,400 (2016 estimate) $3,300 (2015 estimate) $3,200 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Kenya produces?
The main agricultural products of Kenya are tea, coffee, corn, wheat, sugarcane, fruit, vegetables; dairy products, beef, fish, pork, poultry, eggs.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are small-scale consumer goods (plastic, furniture, batteries, textiles, clothing, soap, cigarettes, flour), agricultural products, horticulture, oil refining; aluminum, steel, lead; cement, commercial ship repair, tourism. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on small-scale consumer goods (plastic, furniture, batteries, textiles, clothing, soap, cigarettes, flour), agricultural products, horticulture, oil refining; aluminum, steel, lead; cement, commercial ship repair, tourism.
Drinking water source in Kenya
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 81.6% of the population, rural: 56.8% of the population, total: 63.2% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 18.4% of the population, rural: 43.2% of the population, total: 36.8% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Kenya
In Kenya, the average number of delivery is 3.14 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Kenya
The average age of the population is total: 19.5 years; male: 19.4 years, female: 19.6 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Kenya it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age, when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Kenya is -0.2 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Kenya. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 4 out of the previous 7 years.
Is Kenya a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Kenya
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Kenya density of the hospital beds is 1.4 beds / 1,000 population (2010).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Kenya the degree of risk: very highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fevervectorborne disease: malaria, dengue fever, and Rift Valley feverwater contact disease: schistosomiasisanimal contact disease: rabies (2016).
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Kenya the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Kenya is 5.9% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Kenya? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Kenya are recurring drought; flooding during rainy seasons, volcanism: limited volcanic activity; the Barrier (elev. 1,032 m) last erupted in 1921; South Island is the only other historically active volcano.
More interesting facts about Kenya
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; N/A.
In every nation's memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Kenya: 12 December 1963 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Kenya
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal horizontal bands of black (top), red, and green; the red band is edged in white; a large Maasai warrior's shield covering crossed spears is superimposed at the center; black symbolizes the majority population, red the blood shed in the struggle for freedom, green stands for natural wealth, and white for peace; the shield and crossed spears symbolize the defense of freedom.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The primary purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Kenya: lion; national colors: black, red, green, white.
Constitution of Kenya
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Kenya?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Kenya is mixed legal system of English common law, Islamic law, and customary law; judicial review in a new Supreme Court established pursuant to the new constitution.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Kenya, we can highlight the following structures bicameral parliament consists of the Senate (67 seats; 47 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 20 directly elected by proportional representation vote - 16 women, 2 representing youth, and 2 representing the disabled; members serve 5-year terms) and the National Assembly (349 seats; 290 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote, 47 women in single-seat constituencies elected by simple majority vote, and 12 members nominated by the National Assembly - 6 representing youth and 6 representing the disabled; members serve 5-year terms)elections: last held on 4 March 2013 (next to be held in 2017)election results: Senate - percent of vote by party/coalition - NA; seats by party/coalition - Jubilee Alliance 30 (TNA 17, URP 12, NARC 1); CORD Coalition 28 (ODM 17, FORD-K 5, WDM-K 5, other 1); Amani Coalition 6 (KANU 3, UDF 3), APK 3; National Assembly - percent of vote by party/coalition - NA; seats by party/coalition - Jubilee Alliance 167 (TNA 89, URP 75, NARC 3), CORD Coalition 141 (ODM 96, WDM-K 26, FORD-K 10, other 9), Amani Coalition 24 (UDF 12, KANU 6, NFK 6), Eagle Coalition 2 (KNC 2), APK 5, FORD-P 4, independent 4, other 2.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Kenya
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Kenya the labor force is 18.66 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Kenya is total: 38.3 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 42.7 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 33.7 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Kenya is 40% (2013 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Kenya, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.8% highest 10%: 37.8% (2005).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Kenya, the GINI index is .42,5 (2008 estimate).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Kenya, the people living under the poverty line are the lowest 10%: 1.8% highest 10%: 37.8% (2005).
About the budget and central governments debt of Kenya
The available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Kenya is; revenues: $12.89 billion, expenditures: $17.85 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 18.6% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Kenya is 1 July - 30 June.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state's local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Kenya
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 6.1% (2016 estimate), 6.6% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 17.5% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Kenya
Kenya, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Kenya is: $6.363 billion (2016 estimate), $5.982 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: tea, horticultural products, coffee, petroleum products, fish, cement.
The most important imported products are machinery and transportation equipment, petroleum products, motor vehicles, iron and steel, resins and plastics, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 30%, India 15.5%, UAE 5.7%, US 4.8%, Japan 4.7% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Kenya
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Kenya, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy coming from the hydroelectric source, is 43.9% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 13.8% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Kenya, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Kenya; the mobile-cellular system is generally good, especially is urban areas; fixed-line telephone system is small and inefficient; trunks are primarily microwave radio relay; business data commonly transferred by a very small aperture terminal (VSAT) systemdomestic: sole fixed-line provider, Telkom Kenya, privatized and as of 2013 is 70% owned by France Telecom; multiple providers in the mobile-cellular segment of the market fostering a boom in mobile-cellular telephone usage with teledensity reaching 80 per 100 persinternational: country code - 254; landing point for the EASSy, TEAMS and SEACOM fiber-optic submarine cable systems; satellite earth stations - 4 Intelsat (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Kenya
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Kenya: 197 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Kenya: total: 160,878 km, paved: 11,189 km, unpaved: 149,689 km, note: includes 99 km of urban and other roads (2013).
The total length of the waterways in Kenya: none specifically; the only significant inland waterway is the part of Lake Victoria within the boundaries of Kenya; Kisumu is the main port and has ferry connections to Uganda and Tanzania (2011).
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Facts & data about Kenya
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Kenya, conventional short form: Kenya, local long form: Republic of Kenya/Jamhuri ya Kenya, local short form: Kenya, former: British East Africaetymolgy: named for Mount Kenya; the meaning of the name is unclear but may derive from the Kikuyu, Embu, and Kamba words "kirinyaga," "kirenyaa," and "kiinyaa" - all of which mean "God's resting place".
|Abbrevation: Kenya||Geographic coordinates:|
1 00 N, 38 00 E
|Country location: Africa|
|Capital of Kenya: Nairobi||GPS of the Capital:|
1 17 S 36 49 E
|Position: Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania|
|Land area: total: 580,367 sq km; land: 569,140 sq km, water: 11,227 sq km||Terrain: low plains rise to central highlands bisected by Great Rift Valley; fertile plateau in west||Area comparative: five times the size of Ohio; slightly more than twice the size of Nevada|
|Population: 46,790,758 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.81% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.02 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.84 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.77 male(s) / female, total population: 1 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $6.363 billion (2016 estimate), $5.982 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $16.34 billion (2016 estimate), $15.56 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 30%, India 15.5%, UAE 5.7%, US 4.8%, Japan 4.7% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 25.6% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): NAIROBI (capital) 3.915 million; Mombassa 1.104 million (2015)||Median age: total: 19.5 years; male: 19.4 years, female: 19.6 years (2016 estimate)|
|Internet users: total: 20.952 million. Percent of the population: 45.6% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 85,496. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 37.716 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 82 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 40% (2013 estimate)||Nationality: Kenyan(s) adjective: Kenyan||National holidays: Independence Day, 12 December (1963); Madaraka Day, 1 June (1963); Mashujaa Day (or Heroes' Day), 20 October (2010)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 64 years. Male: 62.6 years, female: 65.5 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 3.14 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 25.1 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 78%; male: 81.1%, female: 74.9% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of English common law, Islamic law, and customary law; judicial review in a new Supreme Court established pursuant to the new constitution||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: small-scale consumer goods (plastic, furniture, batteries, textiles, clothing, soap, cigarettes, flour), agricultural products, horticulture, oil refining; aluminum, steel, lead; cement, commercial ship repair, tourism||Industrial production growth rate: 6.6% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 6% (2016 estimate) 5.6% (2015 estimate) 5.3% (2014 estimate)|
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