flag Kenya Kenya: Introduction

Capital: Nairobi

Population

Total Population: 53,771,300
Natural Increase: 2.3%
Density: 94 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 28.0%
Population of main cities (suburbs included): Nairobi (4,397,100); Mombasa (1,208,400); Nakuru (570,700); Ruiru (490,200); Eldoret (475,800); Kisumu (398,000); Kikuyu (323,900); Thika (251,400); Naivasha (198,500); Karuri (194,400)
Ethnic Origins: Kikuyu - about 17% of the population, Luhya - about 14%, Kalenjin - about 13%, Luo - about 11%,  Kamba - about 10%, with Kisii, Meru and other African and non-African (Asian, European and Arab) forming around 35% of the population. (Kenya National Bureau of Statistics)
Official Language: English, Kiswahili
Other Languages Spoken: Numerous indigenous languages
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, Muslim 10%, Indigenous beliefs 10%, Other 2%.
Literacy Rate: 73.6%

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KES)

Country Overview

Area: 580,370 km²
Type of State: Federal Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle income economy.
Well developed infrastructures, many natural resources and strategic geographical location. A country heavily in debt.
HDI*: 0.548/1
HDI (World Rank): 145/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from Kenya, dial 00
To call Kenya, dial +254
Internet Suffix: .ke
Computers: 1.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 0.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 32.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 23% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20162017201820192020
Imports of Goods (million USD) 14,11316,68717,37817,65515,435
Exports of Goods (million USD) 5,7005,7476,0525,8396,034
Imports of Services (million USD) 3,0952,8473,6133,5953,330
Exports of Services (million USD) 3,8853,7854,6264,6482,997

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data

 

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