Kenya - World Fact - Hostel in Europe


Kenya An East African country, where you will find a treasure - the nature and animals. If you are the adventurous type, a safari tour through the wildlife of Kenya will give you an adventure of a lifetime. Are you more of a city person, then visit Nairobi that can show you modern African life. Hostel in Europe Network

Area: 582.800 Km2
Population: 30.766.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 53 pop/Km2

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Nairobi (2.000.000 pop.)
Major cities: Mombasa 600.000 pop., Kisumu 170.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Kikuyu 21%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kamba 11%, Kalenjin 11%, others 30%
Border countries: Ethiopia NORTH, Sudan NORTH-WEST, Uganda WEST, Tanzania SOUTH, Somalia EAST

Principal mountains: Mount Kenya 5199 m
Principal rivers: Tana 710 Km
Principal lakes: Lake Turkana (or Rudolf) 6405 Km2 (total, with ethiopian part), Lake Victoria 3100 Km2 (kenyan part, total 68.100 Km2)
Principal islands: Manda Island, Pate Island, Mfanganu Island, Isola Island (these two on Lake Victoria)
Climate: Equatorial

Language: Swahili, English (officials), ethnic dialects
Religion: Protestant 38%, Catholic 26%, Muslim 6%
Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KES)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 1/5, 1/6, 10/10, 20/10, 12/12, 25/12, 26/12
Dialling code: 00254
GMT: +3

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