How big is Kenya

Kenya

Presidential Republic
independent since 1963

Region:

East Africa

Surface:

580,370 km²

Local name:

Kenya

Capital:

Nairobi


geography

Kenya is a country on the East African coast of the Indian Ocean. The land has a total area of ​​580,370 km² and a total coastline of 536 km. This land mass is roughly 1.6 times the size of Germany. This makes Kenya the 23rd largest country in Africa and 48th worldwide. It is located at an average height of 762 meters above sea level.

The country has around 40 islands. There are direct national borders with the 5 neighboring countries Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The distance between Berlin and the capital Nairobi is approximately 6,380 km.

Current time in Kenya:

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May 2021


The countrywide time in Kenya is Eastern Africa Time (EAT). Unlike in Germany, however, there is no summer time here. So there is a time difference of 2 hours in winter. In summer, however, the time difference is 1 hour.
Sunrise + sunset
The currency in Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling (KES).
1 schilling is divided into 100 cents.
Status: May 22, 2021

1 euro = 131.81 shillings
1000 shillings = 7.59 euros

The climate in Kenya

In Kenya, as in all equatorial countries, there is a tropical climate. There is no difference between the seasons as there is in Central Europe. The length of the day hardly fluctuates and the temperature differences between summer and winter are also smaller. The average maximum daily temperatures are between 27 and 31 degrees, depending on the season. In some parts of the country, the values ​​can reach up to 38 degrees during the day. In the colder months, depending on the region, the temperature drops to up to 17 ° C in the monthly average.

Average day and night temperatures


languages

mother tonguedistribution
›Kikuyu20,9 %
›Luhya13,8 %
›Luo12,8 %
›Kamba11,2 %
›Kalenjin10,8 %
›Gusii6,1 %
›Nyika4,8 %
›Masai1,6 %
›Turkana1,4 %
Others16,6 %

Religions

directiondistribution
Catholics23,3%
Protestants47,4%
other Christs11,8%
Native religions1,6%
Muslims11,1%
non-denominational2,4%
other2,4%

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economy


According to the definition of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kenya is one of the developing countries due to its economic performance.

Land use

1% urban areas:4,188 km²
49% agriculture:281,770 km²
8% forests:44,979 km²
0% water surface:11,230 km²
43% other areas:249,434 km²

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traffic

Road network:177,800 km
Rail network:3,819 km
Commercial ports:24
›Airports:197

The main cities

cityPart of the countryResidents
Nairobi / capitalNairobi Area4.397.000
MombasaMombasa915.000
NakuruNakuru286.000
KisumuKisumu259.000
EldoretUasin Gishu252.000
GarissaGarissa110.000
KitaleTrans Nzoia76.000
NyeriNyeri64.000
KakamegaKakamega63.000
MbaleVihiga60.000
KapenguriaWest Pokot56.000
BungomaBungoma56.000
BusiaBusia52.000
Ol KalouNyandarua48.000
MeruMeru47.000
KilifiKilifi46.000
WajirWajir46.000
KerichoKericho42.000
MachakosMachakos42.000
Homa BayHoma Bay40.000
NanyukiLaikipia36.000
ManderaMandera36.000
NarokNarok36.000
MigoriMigori35.000
EmbuEmbu35.000
IsioloIsiolo33.000
KisiiKisii29.000
CabarnetBaringo25.000
LamuLamu25.000
KiambuKiambu21.000




Political indicators

(Based on the World Bank's "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project)


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Death penalty:exposed for over 10 years



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