Kenya – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Fact and Figures

Full name: Kenya


Nationality
        noun: Kenyan(s)         adjective: Kenyan


Flag:   falg

Area
       
total: 582,650 sq km         water: 13,400 sq km         land: 569,250 sq km  


Population:
33,829,590

note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess 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 (July 2005 est.)

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%

Capital:  Nairobi  (1 950 000)

Largest Cities:    
        Mombasa – 620,000

        Kisumu – 240,00

Official Language:  
        English (official)

        Kiswahili (official)        numerous indigenous languages

Religions:
        Protestant 45%

        Roman Catholic 33%        indigenous beliefs 10%        Muslim 10%        other 2%

Political system:  republic

GDP: purchasing power parity – $34.68 billion (2004 est.)


GDP per head:
purchasing power parity – $1,100 (2004 est.) 

Annual growth:
2.2% (2004 est.)  
GDP – composition by sector:agriculture: 19.3%         industry: 18.5%         services: 62.4% (2004 est.)

 
Inflation:  
9% (2004 est.)

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