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For the commune in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, see Kenya, Lubumbashi.
Coordinates: 1°N 38°E

Republic of Kenya
Jamhuri ya Kenya (Kiswahili)


Coat of arms

Motto: "Harambee" (Kiswahili)
"Let us all pull together"

Anthem: Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu
O God of all creation



Location of Kenya (dark blue) in the African Union (light blue) Capital Nairobi and largest city 1°16′S 36°48′E Official languages  English  Kiswahili[1] National language Kiswahili[1] Ethnic groups(2016[2]) 22% Kikuyu  14% Luhya  13% Luo  12% Kalenjin  11% Kamba  6% Kisii  6% Meru  15% other African .

552[3] (31st) • 2009 census 38.661.5[6] medium · 48th HDI (2015) 0.3 Population • 2016 estimate 46.555[7] medium · 146th .516[5] GDP (nominal) 2017 estimate • Total $75.  1% non-African Demonym Kenyan Government Unitary presidentialconstitutional republic • President Uhuru Kenyatta • Deputy President William Ruto • Speaker of the Senate Ekwee Ethuro • Speaker of the National Justin Muturi Assembly • Attorney General Githu Muigai Legislature Parliament • Upper house Senate • Lower house National Assembly Independence • from the United 12 December 1963 Kingdom • Republic declared 12 December 1964 Area • Total 581.445 sq mi) (49th) • Water (%) 2.099 billion[5] • Per capita $1.0/sq mi) (124th) GDP (PPP) 2017 estimate • Total $164.309 km2(224.340 billion[5] • Per capita $3.610.097[4] • Density 78/km2 (202.607[5] Gini (2014) 42.

Kenya's territory lies on the equator and overlies the East African Riftcovering a diverse and expansive terrain that extends roughly from Lake Victoria to Lake Turkana (formerly called Lake Rudolf) and further south-east to the Indian Ocean. Currency Kenyan shilling (KES) Time zone EAT (UTC+3) Date format dd/mm/yy (AD) Drives on the left Calling code +254 ISO 3166 code KE Internet TLD . higher infant mortality and death rates. Uganda to the west. officially the Republic of Kenya. Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the [2] According to the CIA. this can result in lower life expectancy.309 km2(224. locally [ˈkɛɲa] ( listen)).445 sq mi). Kenya covers 581. and had a population of approximately 48 million people in January . South Sudan to the north-west. lower population and growth rates. than would otherwise be expected. Its capital and largest city is Nairobi. estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of mortality because of AIDS. Kenya (/ˈkɛnjə/. and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex. It is bordered by Tanzania to the south and southwest. is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community (EAC).

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