Map of Kenya and country flag

Kenya is a country on the continent of Africa. Located in the region of Eastern Africa, it is bordered by South Sudan and Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Tanzania to the south, and Uganda to the west. The Indian Ocean bounds the country on its southeastern side.

Country Profile

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Nairobi is the capital of Kenya and the countryโ€™s largest city. Its second-largest city is Mombasa. Mombasa is a major port city, and, until 1907, it was the nationโ€™s capital.

Kenya is known for its savanna and the animals that live in it, such as lions, elephants, hippos, rhinos, giraffes, and zebras. Around eight percent of Kenyaโ€™s land is protected, with more than 50 game reserves and national parks throughout the country. In addition to the savanna grasslands and rolling plains, Kenyaโ€™s varied landscape consists of mountains, deserts, forests, swamps, and farmland. The highest point in the country is Mount Kenya, which is the second-highest mountain in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro. Additionally, Africaโ€™s largest lake and the third-largest lake in the world, Lake Victoria, lies partly in Kenya. The country has two deserts: the Chalbi and the Nyiri.

On the coast, Kenyaโ€™s climate is tropical, whereas in the mountains, it is cold, with snowfall at certain times of the year. In the north, Kenyaโ€™s climate is arid, and inland, it is temperate. The country has two dry seasons and two rainy seasons. The dry seasons run from December through March and July through October. The long rainy season runs from April through June, and the short rainy season runs from November through mid-December.

Kenya is a republic with a President as the head of the state and the head of the government. There are three branches of government: an executive led by the President, a bicameral parliament, which consists of the Senate and the National Assembly, and the judiciary.

Kenya: Stats and Facts

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