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Sources:
CIA World Factbook, https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ke.html,

  • Official Name: Republic of Kenya
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Other Major Cities/Regions: Mombasa, Kisumu, Rift Valley
  • Size: 582,650 sq km (total) slightly more than twice the size of Nevada
  • Climate: varies from tropical along coast to arid in interior
  • Terrain: low plains rise to central highlands bisected by Great Rift Valley; fertile plateau in west
  • Population: 34,707,817
  • 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%
  • Religion: Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, indigenous beliefs 10%, Muslim 10%, other 2% note: a large majority of Kenyans are Christian, but estimates for the percentage of the population that adheres to Islam or indigenous beliefs vary widely
  • Language: English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages

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