Republic of Kenya

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Republic of Kenya:

Republic of Kenya Kenya

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Location Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania

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Capital City Nairobi Population: 2.940.911 Become official in 1950

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Government Description Form of Government Kenyan government is structured as a republic The President Emilio Mwai Kibaki The Legislature In Kenya, this is made up of a parliament called the National Assembly

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The Flag The flag of Kenya was adopted on 12 December 1963 It is based on the black over red over green The colors symbolize black majority, blood and natural wealth, white fimbriation was added, symbolizing peace The defense of freedom is symbolized by a traditional Masai shield and two spears

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Population 39,002,772

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Climate Kenyan climate is tropical The sun shines fiercely throughout the year. The hottest months are December to March

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Size Area Land : 569,140 sq km Water:11,227 sq km Total:580,367 sq km Area-comparative Slightly more than twice the size of Nevada

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Language(s ) Kenya is a multilingual country The Bantu Swahili and English language are widely spoken There are a total of 62 languages spoken in Kenya

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Ethnic Division(s) Kikuyu 22% Luhya 14% Luo 13% Kalenjin 12% Kamba 11% Kisii 6%, Meru 6% Other African 15% Non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) 1%

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GNP and Per Capita GNP $62.652 Billion in 2009 GNP Per Capita GNP $340 in 2009

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Life Expectancy Total Population: 57.86 years Male: 57.49 years Female: 58.24 years

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Religion(s) Protestant 45% Roman Catholic 33% Muslim 10% Indigenous beliefs 10% Others 2%

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Currency The Kenya currency unit is the shilling (KSH), divided in 100 cents One US dollar equals about 65 Kenyan shilling One Euro is 95 shilling

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Time Zone(s) Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +3 hours No daylight saving time in 2010 Time zone abbreviation: EAT-Eastern Africa Time

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Major Airport Codes(s) Jomo Kenyatta International : Airport code: NBO City: Nairobi Moi International Airport code: MBA City: Mombasa Moi International Airport Code: EDL/HKEL City: Eldoret

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Peak Tourist Season The main tourist season is in January and February June to September could be called the 'High season' Low season begins in April and end in May

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Kenya had 1,048,000 visitors in 2008, and around 953,000 last year. International Tourist Arrivals NAIROBI - Kenya's tourist arrivals rose to 483,000 in the first half of 2010 Tourism is Kenya's second-largest foreign exchange earner after horticulture and tea exports.

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International Tourist Receipts In 2009 the tourism receipts totaled $257 million

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Visa Requirements Passport valid for three months from date of entry Required by all nationals except the following: a) all holders of a re-entry pass to Kenya b) nationals of Cyprus

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Transportation By air By rail By bus By matatus By sea

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Health Health insurance is essential Tropical diseases, especially malaria and tuberculosis In recent years, infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV ), has become a severe problem

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Shopping Expect to bargain as everything is marked up for tourists Kenyan products include traditional artifacts, jewelry, coffee, cloth and art For serious bargains go to the City Market in Nairobi

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Major Tourism Destinations Nairobi The Lamu district The Rift Valley Mombasa

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Major Tourism Attractions Mount Kenya National Park Masai Mara National Reserve Lake Turkana Amboseli National Reserve Mount Longonot National Park Kakamega Forest Reserve

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Characteristics that helped tourism development Aggressive marketing and diversification of source markets Liberalization measures Diversification of tourist generating markets Government commitment to providing an enabling environment

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References www.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/country www.kenya.com www.mydestination.kenya.com www.LonelyPlanet.com www.worldtravelguide.net www.allafrica.com

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