The Republic of Kenya (pronounced /ˈkɛnjə/) is a country in East Africa. Lying along the Indian Ocean to its southeast and at the equator, Kenya is bordered by Somalia to the northeast, Ethiopia to the north, Sudan to the northwest, Uganda to the west and Tanzania to the south. Lake Victoria is to the southwest and is shared between Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Kenya has numerous wildlife reserves, containing thousands of animal species. The capital city is Nairobi. Kenya’s area is 580,000 km2 with a population of nearly 39 million[5] which is diverse: more than 40[6] different ethnic groups are present. The country is named after Mount Kenya, a significant landmark and second among Africa’s highest mountain peaks.
Republic of Kenya

Jamhuri ya Kenya(Swahili)
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: “Harambee”  (Swahili)
“Let us all pull together”
Anthem: Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu
“O God of All Creation”
(and largest city)
1°16′S 36°48′E / 1.267°S 36.8°E / -1.267; 36.8
Official language(s) Swahili, English[1]
Demonym Kenyan
Government Semi-presidential Republic
President Mwai Kibaki
Prime Minister Raila Odinga
Independence from the United Kingdom
Date 12 December 1963
Republic declared 12 December 1964
Total 580,367 km2 (47th)
224,080 sq mi
Water (%) 2.3
July 2010 estimate 39,002,772[2] (33nd)
August 24–25, 2009 census 38,610,097[3]
Density 67.2/km2 (140th)
174.1/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2009 estimate
Total $62.065 billion[4]
Per capita $1,729[4]
GDP (nominal) 2009 estimate
Total $32.724 billion[4]
Per capita $912[4]
HDI (2007) ▲ 0.541 (medium) (147th)
Currency Kenyan shilling (KES)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+3)
Drives on the left
ISO 3166 code KE
Internet TLD .ke
Calling code +254
1. According to, estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex, than would otherwise be expected.[2]

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