Quick Info

  • Full Country Name: Republic of Kenya
  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Language: Swahili and English.
  • Currency: Kenya shilling (KES) = 100 cents.
  • People: Around 70 different ethnic groups, 22% Kikuyu, 14% Luhya, 13% Luo, 12% Kalenjin, 11% Kamba, 6% Kisii, 6% Meru, 16% other. Europeans and Asians form 1% of the population.
  • Life Expectancy: Male: 48.87, Female: 47.09.
  • Religion: 35% Protestant, 30% Roman Catholic, 30% Muslim, 5% Animist.
  • Size (sq km): 580,000 (47th)
  • Population: 34.2 million (34th)
  • Population Density per sq km: 59 (140th)
  • Country Dialling Code: 254
  • Internet Country Code: .ke
  • Time Zone: GMT +3
  • Voltage Guide: 220/240 AC, 50Hz.
  • Finance: Major credit cards and traveller's cheques widely accepted.
  • Business Hours: 0800-1300, 1400-1700 Monday-Friday.
  • GDP: US$23.9 billion
  • GDP per Capita: US$360
  • Annual Growth: 1.6%
  • Inflation: 4.5%
  • Major Industries: small-scale consumer goods (plastic, furniture, beer, batteries, textiles, flour), agricultural processing, oil refining, chemicals, cement, tourism.
  • Major Trading Partners: Uganda, Tanzania, UK, Germany, UAE, South Africa.
  • Personal Safety: Not the safe haven it once was. Muggings and carjackings commonplace. Tourists frequently targeted in Nairobi. Do not walk on the beach road, ever.
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