Facts about Kenya
Official languages: English, Swahili
Area: 582,650 km²
Population: 40.0 million residents
Population density: 68.73 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .ke
ISO codes: KE, KEN, 404
The country code for Kenya is +254
Flag of Kenya
The Kenyan flag was adopted in 1963 and consists of black, red and green stripes separated from each other by a white stripe. The center of the flag is decorated with the shield of Maasai warriors. Black represents the African population, red its blood shed during the struggle for independence, and green the Kenyan vegetation and fertile soil. White stripes have a unifying character and also mean peace. These colors are also the colors of the African National United Party of Kenya, which stood up for the struggle for independence from Britain. The white stripes flanking the red stripe on both sides may also remind of the opposition – the African Democratic Party of Kenya. The crossed spears of the Maasai shield indicate the readiness to defend national freedom in the future.
Kenya is a state in East Africa. It borders Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda and the Indian Ocean. See Kenya Location on World Map. Fossil finds from East Africa suggest that prehistoric humans lived in this area as early as 20 million years ago.
Kenya’s gross national product has grown above average in the last few decades compared to other African countries. Since the population growth was also above average, however, this did not result in a significant improvement in the living conditions of most Kenyans.
Kenya lives from the export of coffee and tea, from industry (machine and vehicle construction, textiles and clothing, food and luxury foods) and from tourism (national parks and game reserves). The trade in ivory and the shooting of elephants is prohibited.
In the last few years, as coffee lost its importance, so did the flower industry. In 2003, Kenya replaced Israel as the world’s largest flower exporter. Many flowers, especially roses, that we can buy here in Germany / Europe have made the long flight from the equator behind them.
Biggest Cities of Kenya by Population
Kenya is a country located in East Africa, with a population of over 46 million people. Its capital city is Nairobi which is the largest city in Kenya and home to more than 3.5 million people. The city is known for its vibrant nightlife, diverse culture, and stunning architecture making it a popular destination for tourists.
Other major cities in Kenya include Mombasa located near the Indian Ocean and known as ‘the Island City’; Kisumu located near Lake Victoria and known as ‘the City of Sunshine’; or Nakuru located on the central side of Kenya and known as ‘the City of Seven Hills’.
Kenya also contains some smaller cities such as Eldoret located near the Cherangani Hills and home to many churches; Machakos located near Mount Kilimambogo and home to many museums; or Nyeri located on the south-central side of Kenya and known for its tea production.
Throughout Kenya there are plenty of attractions to explore including mosques, churches, museums, national parks, beaches and monuments. Visitors can also enjoy activities such as safari tours or exploring game reserves or take part in water sports on Lake Naivasha.
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|23||Homa Bay, Kenya||40,430||-0.52731||34.4571|
|40||Athi River, Kenya||24,641||-1.4563||36.9783|
|46||Makueni Boma, Kenya||20,792||-1.80388||37.6241|
|56||Sawa Sawa, Kenya||13,086||-4.47166||39.4846|
|58||Eldama Ravine, Kenya||12,635||0.05196||35.7273|
|73||Naro Moru, Kenya||9,129||-0.16357||37.0177|
|80||Port Victoria, Kenya||6,904||0.09809||33.9725|
|84||Sotik Post, Kenya||5,381||-0.78129||35.3416|
According to Abbreviation Finder, Nairobi is the capital of Kenya and is often referred to as the “City in the Sun” or “City of Flowers”. More than four million people live here. Nairobi’s city center is not that different from a European city center. There are numerous high-rise buildings here, and people go shopping in large and small shops. But Nairobi has one special feature to offer: almost nowhere is the wilderness as close as here. Because the Nairobi National Park is practically at the gates of the city.
Nairobi is a modern and a rapidly growing city. It is one of the highest cities in Africa and also an important trading centerin East Africa. It is not particularly old, it was only built in 1899 as part of the expansion of a railway line.