The Republic of Kenya
The Republic of Kenya
The Republic of Kenya
Kenya has become the worldwide emblem of Africa. While famous for it's national parks and game preserves, recent tribal violence has dominated the news. Current population approaches 38 million. The capital city is Nairobi, the currency is the Kenya Shilling and the official languages are English and Swahili.  

The climate is as varied as the spectacular terrain. The Indian Ocean coastline and northern desert areas are consistently hot and humid. Tourism is the largest contributor to the economy, while exports of tea and coffee are significant factors. The manufacturing base has expanded in the past decade.

For further information, see the article in the Columbia Encyclopedia.

224,960 square miles
37,953,721 people
Urban Population
31 percent
Human Development Index
ranks 148 out of 177 countries
GDP Per Capita
$ 1,600 U.S. dollars
Life Expectancy (2006 M/F)
55.3 / 59.1years
Adult Literacy
85.1 percent
78% Christian
10% Muslim
10% Traditional

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