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Geography Statistics of Kenya

Kenya's Information

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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
  • Coastline: 333 miles (536 km)
  • Land Area:
    (land) 219,745 sq miles (569,140 sq km)
    (water) 4,335 sq miles (11,227 sq km)
    (TOTAL) 224,080 sq miles (580,367 sq km)

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  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: There are 7 provinces and 1 area*; Central, Coast, Eastern, Nairobi Area*, North Eastern, Nyanza, Rift Valley, Western; note - the constitution promulgated in August 2010 designates 47 yet-to-be-defined counties as first-order administrative units
  • Horizontal Width: 374.03 miles (601.95 km) from Lodwar east to El Wak
  • Vertical Length: 485.51 miles (781.35 km) from Moyale south to Mombasa

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (5) Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
  • Geographic Center: About 53.97 miles (86.85 km) north of Meru
  • Highest Point: Mount Kenya 17,057 ft. (5,199 m)
  • Lowest Point: Indian Ocean 0 m
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Relative Location
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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