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10 Facts about Kenya

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Mount Kenya is a volcano,  the tallest mountain in Kenya. 

  1. The full name of Kenya is the Republic of Kenya

  2. The main languages of Kenya are Kiswahili and English

  3. The main religion is Christianity. 82% of people are Christian.

  4. The country was named after Mount Kenya.

  5. The money used in Kenya is called the Kenya shillings.

  6. There are numerous national parks in Kenya.

  7. Lake Turkana National Park and Mount Kenya national park are world heritage sites.

  8. Kenya is the 49th largest country in the world.

  9. The internet country code for Kenya is .ke

  10. The last time a volcano erupted in Kenya was 1922.

10 facts about the Geography of Kenya

  1. The capital of Kenya is Nairobi. Nairobi is Kenya’s largest city.

  2. The highest mountain is Mount Kenya at 5,199 m tall.

  3. Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa.

  4. Kenya is in Africa, in East-Africa.

  5. Kenya has land borders with 5 other countries. They are: Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

  6. Kenya borders on to the big Lake Victoria and the Indian Ocean.

  7. Kenya is home to two big lakes, Lake Turkana and Lake Victoria.

  8. Lake Victoria is the world’s largest tropical lake. Lake Victoria is the second largest fresh water lake in the world.

  9. Kenya lies on the equator.

  10. Kenya has 536 kilometres of coastline.

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10 facts about the People of Kenya

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Kenya is in Africa.

  1. The population of Kenya is 44 million people.

  2. Kenya has the 31st largest population in the world.

  3. Kenyans can vote once they reach 18 years of age.

  4. Life expectancy at birth is 62 years for males and 65 years for females.

  5. 22% of people live in towns and cities and 78% live in the country.

  6. The average family has 3.76 children.

  7. The men in Kenya are allowed to have more than one wife.

  8. The rate of obesity in Kenya is very low.  Only 4.2% of people are obese.

  9. The people of Kenya are on average, very young. 60% of the people are aged 0-24.

  10. The largest ethnic group in Kenya is the Kikuyu representing 22% of the population.

Kenya time

​Kenya is in the East Africa time zone (EAT) and they do not operate daylight saving time in Kenya. 

It is 7 hours ahead of New York, 2 hours ahead of London in the summer. It is 2.5 hours behind New Delhi and 6 hours behind Tokyo. 

 

Places that are in the same time zone as Kenya include:

Tanzania, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq.

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Facts about the transport of Kenya

  1. Jomo Kenyatta airport is the biggest airport in east Africa

  2. Kenyans drive on the left hand side of the road.

  3. Kenya has 194 airports

  4. Kenya’s largest port is in the coastal city of Mombasa.

  5. Kenya has 160,000 km of roads – that would take you around the world over six times. 

 

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Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi 

Facts about the economy of Kenya

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  1. After coffee, Kenya’s big income generator is tourism.

  2. Kenya’s three biggest exported products are tea, flowers and coffee.

  3. Kenya’s three biggest imported products are machinery, oil and cars.

  4. The people in Kenya are either wealthy or poor, half the population live in poverty.

  5. 43% of Kenya’s electricity comes from Hydroelectricity .

Kenya is on the equator and flowers grow all year round. Flowers have become a major income earner for Kenya.

Facts about the animals of Kenya

  1. Kenya is a popular safari destination where people go to see animals in the wild.

  2. The big five are the most popular animals to see on safari. They are the leopard, lion, buffalo, rhino and elephant.

  3. The cheetah is the fastest animal in Kenya.

  4. Kenya has over 100 types of birds.

  5. There are 110 different types of bat found in Kenya. 

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The brush tailed porcupine lives in Kenya.

Do you know how many people live in Kenya? How big it is? And when the last time a volcano erupted there? No? Well read on as you will find these facts about Kenya to be interesting and informative and will help you to learn all about Kenya and the Geography of Kenya. Complete with illustrations to help explain and understand, these facts about Kenya will both entertain and inform you. 

FACTS ABOUT KENYA