Kenya in General

 

Kenya is a country rich in wildlife, culture, history, beauty and friendly, welcoming people. Kenya is geographically diverse, from snow-capped mountain peaks to extensive forests to wide-open plains. Key geographical attractions include the Great Rift Valley, which features extinct volcanoes and hot springs, and Kenya’s coastline, complete with reefs and magnificent beaches. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is located along the border between Kenya and Tanzania. Breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro can be seen from Amboseli National Park. The second highest mountain –Mount Kenya – can be found at the country’s center.

Facts

Country Name: Repulic of Kenya

Capital: Nairobi

Area:  582,000 sq. Km,

Climate: Tropical,

Population: 43.000.000 (indigenous Kenyans, Europeans, Asians, Arabs).

Religion: Christian-Protestant (45%), Roman Catholic (33%), Islam(10%), Indigenous Religions(10%), other(2%)

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

Kenya is located in the East Coast of Africa. It is the 49th biggest country in the world.

With the Indian Ocean to its south-east, it is bordered by Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east.

President of the country is His Excellency Mwai Kibaki and prime minister H.E. Raila Odinga.

Kenya became independent from United Kingdom on 12th of December 1963 and is a member of Commonwealth of Nations.

More Information:

  1. Honorary Consulate of Republic of Kenya in Hellenic Republic website:  http://kenyagreece.com/ginfo.html
  2. Magical Kenya website: http://www.magicalkenya.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=135&Itemid=359