Kenya is located in the Southern Africa region at latitude -0.023559 and longitude 37.906193 and is part of the African continent.
The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:
- 0° 1' 24.81'' S
- 37° 54' 22.29'' E
You can see the location of Kenya on the world map below:
Kenya Neighboring Countries
The neighboring countries of Kenya (KE) are:
- Ethiopia (ET)
- Somalia (SO)
- South Sudan (SS)
- Tanzania (the United Republic of) (TZ)
- Uganda (UG)
Kenya borders with the Indian Ocean.
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- Kenya Flag Map and Meaning
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- Equator Map/Countries on the Equator
Kenya Key Facts
|Country Codes||Alpha 2: KE|
Alpha 3: KEN
|Country Flag Emoji||🇰🇪|
|Int. Phone Prefix||+254|
|Country Area||580,367 sq km|
World Rank: 26
|Major languages||English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages|
|UTC/GMT Time||Number of time zones: 1|
|Biggest Airport||Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)|
|Average temperature||24.75 °C|
|Administrative Divisions||47 counties|
|Political system||Presidential representative democratic republic|
Kenya Economy Facts
|World Bank Income Group||Lower middle income|
|World Bank Region||Sub-Saharan Africa|
|Currency||Kenyan Shilling (KES)|
|GDP in 2020||$100.7 (billions of USD)|
World Rank: 62
|GDP per capita in 2020||$1,872|
World Rank: 149
|Major Industries / Economic Sectors||Agriculture, manufacturing, energy, services|
|Top 5 Import Countries||China, India, United Arab Emirates, United States, Saudi Arabia|
|Top 5 Export Countries||United States, China, Uganda, Netherlands, India|
Biggest Cities in Kenya
Here are the largest cities in Kenya based on 2021 data:
Map of Kenya with the Largest Cities
Other Countries in the Southern Africa Region
- Where are the Seychelles?
- Where is Angola?
- Where is Botswana?
- Where is Burundi?
- Where is Eswatini (formerly named Swaziland)?
- Where is Lesotho?
- Where is Madagascar?
- Where is Malawi?
- Where is Mauritius?
- Where is Mozambique?
- Where is Namibia?
- Where is Rwanda?
- Where is South Africa?
- Where is South Sudan?
- Where is the Congo?
- Where is Uganda?
- Where is Zambia?
- Where is Zimbabwe?
The eastern and western parts of the country are very different from each other. There are narrow coasts to the Indian Ocean in the Southeast.
The inner region extending from the shoreline to the northern border consists of arid plains covering more than half of the country.
The Republican regime was adopted in 1964 in the country which adhered to the British Nation Society and proclaimed its independence in 1963.
The president elected by the people for seven years is also the president of the government. 171 members of the National Assembly are making legislative duties. Parliament members are elected by the public for 5 years.
A tropical climate prevails throughout the country. The average temperature in the coastal zone is 27 degrees, while in mountainous regions it is 16 degrees. The region with the highest rainfall is the western part.
In the whole country, 82.5% of the population belongs to the Christian religion. Islam is the second most prevalent religion in the country and 11.1% of the population lives on Islamic beliefs.
Industry and Tourism
The industry has not developed in the country. The industry is limited to the processing of agricultural raw materials and the production of light consumer goods. In addition, petroleum refining, motor vehicle assembly, cement, and textile industry branches have developed recently.
Moreover, the industrial center is around the capital city Nairobi and Mombasa. The economy of the country is based on agriculture and animal husbandry.
Furthermore, tourism is an important source of income. There are plenty of reasons to visit Kenya.
Livestock has improved. Most cattle, sheep, and goats are fed. From these animals, enough meat is available to be exported during non-arid seasons.
Thanks to safari tours and national park visits, many tourists visit the country every year.