Where is Kenya?

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:

  1. Ethiopia (ET)
  2. Somalia (SO)
  3. South Sudan (SS)
  4. Tanzania (the United Republic of) (TZ)
  5. Uganda (UG)

Maritime Borders

Kenya borders with the Indian Ocean.

Kenya on the World Map

Kenya Related Content

Kenya Key Facts

CountryKenya
CoordinatesLatitude: -0.023559
Longitude: 37.906193
Country CodesAlpha 2: KE
Alpha 3: KEN
Country Flag Emoji🇰🇪
Int. Phone Prefix+254
Capital cityNairobi
Continent
Subcontinent
Africa
Southern Africa
Country Area580,367 sq km
Population 202154,985,702
World Rank: 26
Median Age19.2
Life expectancy61.4
Major languagesEnglish (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+03:00
Internet TLD.ke
Biggest AirportJomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
Average temperature24.75 °C
76.55 °F
Administrative Divisions47 counties
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

Kenya Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLower middle income
World Bank RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CurrencyKenyan 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 SectorsAgriculture, manufacturing, energy, services
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, India, United Arab Emirates, United States, Saudi Arabia
Top 5 Export CountriesUnited States, China, Uganda, Netherlands, India

Biggest Cities in Kenya

Here are the largest cities in Kenya based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Nairobi 5,545,000
Meru 1,833,000
Mombasa 1,200,000
Kisumu 409,928
Nakuru 307,990
Eldoret 193,830
Machakos 114,109
Mumias 99,987
Thika 99,322
Nyeri 98,908

Map of Kenya with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Southern Africa Region

Geography

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.

Governance

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.

Climate

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.

Religion

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.