Eastern Africa - Kenya - Nationwide Newspapers

Regional Newspapers

English
Mandera
The Mandera Times


English
Mombasa
Coast Week
Mombasa Info


English
Marsabit
Ardajila

Country Information

Location:  Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania
Geographic Coordinates:   1 00 N, 38 00 E
Area:   580,367 sq km (land: 569,140 sq km water: 11,227 sq km)
Climate:  Varies from tropical along coast to arid in interior
Languages:  English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages
Population:  44,037,656 (July 2013 est.)
Capital:  Nairobi
Religion:  Christian 82.5% (Protestant 47.4%, Catholic 23.3%, other 11.8%), Muslim 11.1%, Traditionalists 1.6%(2009 census)
Ethnic Groups:  Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6%, other African 15%
Independence:  12 December 1963 (from the UK)

Source:  CIA Factbook