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Kenya : Wiki, Area, Biography, Location, Currency, Festivals & More

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Country Kenya
Continent Africa
Location 0.02360 S, 37.90620 E
Map of Kenya  Map of Kenya
Flag  Kenya flag
Area 581,309 km²
Coastline 333 miles
Neighboring Countries Uganda

Tanzania

Rwanda

Burundi

Ethiopia

Somalia

Djibouti

Comoros

Malawi

Mayotte

Sudan

Eritrea

Zambia

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Seychelles

Central African Republic

Yemen

Mozambique

Madagascar

Zimbabwe

Congo

Angola

Saudi Arabia

Gabon

Equatorial Guinea

Time Zone EAT (UTC +3)
Population 48.556 million (2017)
Symbol  Kenya symbol
Independence Day December 12th, 1963
President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta
Deputy President of Kenya William Ruto
National Anthem ‘’Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu (O God of all Creation)’’
Motto ‘’Harambee (Let us all put together)’’
National Animal Lions
National Bird Lilac-breasted Roller
National Flower Tropical Orchid
National Dish Ugali
National Dance Kenyan Folk Dance
National Languages Swahili

English

Seasons in Kenya Dry Season

Rainy Season

Prestigious Awards of Kenya Gallantry Awards – Uhodari Medal

Literature Awards – Jomo Kenyatta Prize, Caine Prize,

Cinema Award – Kalasha Awards, Kenya Film Festival

Religion in Kenya Christianity (84.8%)

Islam (9.7%)

None (2.5%)

Traditionalist (1.7%)

Other (1.2%)

Unspecified (0.1%)

Average Marriage age in Kenya 24.8 years for men and 20.2 years for women
Capital Nairobi (10 16’S 36048’E)
Number of Counties 47 Counties
Largest County in Kenya Nairobi
Smallest County in Kenya Lamu
Number of Cities 100 Cities
Largest City in Kenya Nairobi
Smallest City in Kenya Kendu Bay
Literacy rate 78% (males)

81.1% (females)

Type of Government Republic

Presidential System

Representative Democracy

GDP PPP – $164.340 billion (2017)

Nominal – $75.099 billion (2017)

GDP per capita $3,516 (2017)
Currency Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Calling Code  +254
Internet TLD .ke
ISO 3166 code KE
Festivals of Kenya East African Arts Festival

Easter

Eid al-Fitr

International Camel Derby and Festival

Mombasa Carnival

Jamhuri Day

Christmas

New Year

Historic Monuments Vasco da Gama Pillar

Tom Mboya Statue

Dedan Kimathi Staue

Nyayo Monument

National Monument

Jomo Kenyatta Statue

War Memorial Monument

Protected Areas in Kenya 46 National Parks

12 Wildlife Sanctuaries

5 Biosphere Reserves

Longest River in Kenya Tana River
Longest Bridge in Kenya Kilifi Bridge
Longest Beach in Kenya Diani Beach
Largest Lake Lake Turkana
Largest Island Pate Island
Highest Mountain in Kenya Mount Kenya
Tallest Building in Kenya UAP Old Mutual Tower
Richest person of Kenya Moi and Family
Best places to visit in Kenya Masai Mara National Reserve

Amboseli National Park

Lake Nakuru

Tsavo National Park

Lamu Island

Hell’s Gate National Park

Samburu National Reserve

Mount Kenya

Malindi

Nairobi National Park

Official Website http://www.president.go.ke/

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