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Where is Kenya?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Kenya covers 569,140 square kilometers of land and 11,227 square kilometers of water, making it the 49th largest nation in the world with a total area of 580,367 square kilometers.

Kenya became an independent state in 1963, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Kenya is 43,013,341 (2012) and the nation has a density of 76 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling (KES). As well, the people of Kenya are refered to as Kenyan.

The dialing code for the country is 254 and the top level internet domain for Kenyan sites is .ke.

Kenya shares land borders with 5 countries: Tanzania, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda.

To learn more, visit our detailed Kenya section.

Quick facts

Population 43,013,341
Density 75.6 / km2 ( 195.7 / mi2 )
Languages English, Swahili (macrolanguage)
Independence Year 1963
Capital Nairobi (Nairobi Area)
Currency Kenyan Shilling
GDP 60,936,509,778 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 1,417 (2014 data)
Land Area 569,140 km2 (219,746 mi2)
Water Area 11,227 km2 (4,335 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania
Minimum Longitude 33.900
Maximum Longitude 41.900
Mininum Latitude -4.680
Maximum Latitude 4.630

What is the capital of Kenya?

map showing the location of Kenya
Location of Nairobi on a map.

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. It has a population of 2,750,547, and is located on a latitue of -1.28 and longitude of 36.82.

Nairobi is also the political center of Kenya, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Nairobi, the Capital Of Kenya

City Nairobi
Country Kenya
Population 2,750,547
Longitude 36.81667000
Latitude -1.28333000
Elevation 1684 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Kenya

Rank City Population
#1Nairobi2,750,547
#2Mombasa799,668
#3Nakuru259,903
#4Eldoret218,446
#5Kisumu216,479
#6Thika200,000
#7Malindi118,265
#8Kitale75,123
#9Garissa67,861
#10Kakamega63,426
#11Mbale60,000
#12Kapenguria56,000
#13Bungoma55,962
#14Busia51,981
#15Nyeri51,084

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.