Kenya

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Kenya on World Map

Continent – Africa

Region – Eastern Africa

Size – 580,367 km²

Geography – low plains with central high lands

Language – Kiswahili and English are official languages

Religion – Christianity 82.5%, Traditionalists 1.6%, None 2.4%other 14%

Monetary Unit – Kenyan shilling

    

Natural Resources – limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, fluorspar, zinc, diatomite, gypsum, wildlife, hydropower

Agriculture – tea, coffee, corn, wheat, sugarcane, fruit, vegetables; dairy products, beef, fish, pork, poultry, eggs

Industry – agricultural products, horticulture, oil refining; aluminum, steel, lead; cement, commercial ship repair, tourism, consumer goods

Map of Kenya

Neighbouring Countries – Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania

Population –  45,010,056 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 2.11%

Average Life Expectancy – 63.52

Capital City – Astana (835,153)

Highest Mountain – Mount Kenya (5,199m)

Longest River – Tana (708 km)

Climate – Tropical – Hot all year 20°C to 33°C

Yearly Rainfall – 12 cm (approx) mostly in April and May

Plant Life – savanna grasslands, mangrove, coconut, grasses, thorn trees, African camphor, African olive, podo, and pencil cedar

Animal Life – Elephant, rhinoceros, lion, zebra, giraffe, buffalo, hippopotamus and wildebeest

Bird Life – numerous birds including cranes, flamingos, ostriches, and vultures

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Kenya. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/kenya.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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