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Kenya's Quick Facts

Land Area 569,140 km2
Water Area 11,227 km2
Total Area 580,367 km2
Population 46,790,758
Population Density 80.62 / km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $153.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $3,400
Currency Shilling (KES)
Largest Cities
  • Nairobi (4,734,881)
  • Mombasa (1,295,975)
  • Eldoret (394,023)
  • Ruiru (389,022)
  • Nakuru (383,461)
  • Kisumu (355,089)
Kenya Flag:
Flag of Kenya

The Kenya flag was officially adopted on December 12, 1963. The black is said to represent the Kenyan people; red symbolizes the blood they spilled fighting colonialism; green the country's landscape and white means peace.

The traditional African shield is centered.

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Flag of Kenya

Kenya's coat of arms contains two lions (a symbol of protection) supporting a traditional East African shield. Both the shield and spears crossed behind it are representative of unity and defense of freedom, while the rooster at the center of the shield symbolizes the dawn of a new day.

The national motto of Kenya Harambee ("Let us all pull together") is displayed on a ribbon below.

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