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Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It's also home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos. From Nairobi, the capital, safaris visit the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania's 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Languages: English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages

Ethnic Groups: Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6%, other African 15%, non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) 1%

Belief Systems: Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, indigenous beliefs 10%, Muslim 10%, other 2%


Population: 45.1 million people (World Rank: 31st) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 205 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 129th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 2.75 %/yr (World Rank: 21st) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 61.7 years (World Rank: 194th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 18.5 years (World Rank: 169th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Kenya
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations

United Nations Country Profile for Kenya

Kenya - Facts and Information 1
United Nations Economic Commision for Africa
African Information Society Initiative
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Kenya - Facts and Information 2
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Kenya
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Current News About Kenya
from allAfrica.com

Traveling to Kenya
Comprehensive travel information from africaguide.com

Dangers of Traveling to Kenya

Language Resources:

Learn the Language of Kenya

Study in Kenya

Goverment Related:

Kenyan Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Kenya Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links
by Gunnar Anzinger.

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