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Kenya Facts

  • Name: Kenya
    (long form) Republic of Kenya
  • Capital City: Nairobi (3,138,295 pop.)
  • Kenya Population: 44,037,656 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Kenyan shilling
    (conversion rates)

    Boliviano
    50 Kenyan shillings
  • Ethnicity: Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6%, other African 15%, non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) 1%
  • GDP total: $76.07 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $1,800 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu
  • Name: from the Kikuyu phrase Kere Nyaga, meaning "White Mountain" named for Mount Kenya
  • National Day: December 12
  • Religion: Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, Muslim 10%, indigenous beliefs 10%, other 2% note: a large majority of Kenyans are Christian, but estimates for the percentage of the population that adheres to Islam or indigenous beliefs vary widely
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