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Kenya's Information

Flag of Kenya
Land Area 569,140 km2
Water Area 11,227 km2
Total Area 580,367km2 (#48)
Population 46,790,758 (#30)
Population Density 82.21/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $153.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $3,400
Currency Shilling (KES)
Largest Cities

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  • 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)

    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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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Kenya Trivia

What are the Biggest Ethnic Groups in Kenya?

Kikuyus are Kenya's largest ethnic group, comprising an estimated 22% of the population. The Luhya ethnic group makes up the second largest ethnic group in Kenya.

Largest Ethnic Groups In Kenya

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