Country's codes

International phone code for Kenya: +254

Standard ISO 3166-1:

    3 letters: KEN

    2 letters (internet domain): .KE

    Digital country code 404

Standard EAN-13 (country barcode): 616

Olympic country code: KEN

FIFA code: KEN


Useful country information

Total area: 224,961 sq mi (582,650 sq km)

Population (2014 est.): 45,010,056 (growth rate: 2.11%); birth rate: 28.27/1000; infant mortality rate: 40.71/1000; life expectancy: 63.52

Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Nairobi, 3.363 million

Monetary unit: Kenya shilling

Current government officials

Languages: English (official), Kiswahili (national), and numerous indigenous languages

Ethnicity/race: Kikuyu 22%; Luhya 14%; Luo 13%; Kalenjin 12%; Kamba 11%; Kisii 6%; Meru 6%; other African 15%; Asian, European, and Arab 1%

Religions: Christian 82.5% (Protestant 47.4%, Catholic 23.3%, other 11.8%), Muslim 11.1%, Traditionalists 1.6%, other 1.7%, none 2.4%, unspecified 0.7% (2009 census)

National Holiday: Independence Day, December 12

Literacy rate: 87.4% (2010 est.)

 

Background:

Destination Kenya, a country in East Africa bordering the Indian Ocean in south east, neighboring countries are EthiopiaSomalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Revered president and liberation struggle icon Jomo KENYATTA led Kenya from independence until his death in 1978, when 2nd President Daniel Toroitich arap MOI took power in a constitutional succession.
The country was a de facto one-party state from 1969 until 1982 when the ruling Kenya African National Union (KANU) made itself the sole legal party in Kenya. MOI acceded to internal and external pressure for political liberalization in late 1991. The ethnically fractured opposition failed to dislodge KANU from power in elections in 1992 and 1997, which were marred by violence and fraud, but are viewed as having generally reflected the will of the Kenyan people.

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