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- Country Name: Kenya
- Continent: Africa
- Primary Language: English, Swahili
- Population: 47,564,182 (2019 Census)
- Currency: Kenyan shilling (KES)
- GDP: 87.908 billion (2018, World Bank)
28 Kenya Facts for Kids
- Kenya is a country on the continent of Africa.
- The official name for Kenya is the Republic of Kenya.
- A native or resident of Kenya is called a Kenyan.
- The primary languages in Kenya are English and Swahili. English is typically spoken in business and schooling, while Swahili or other native languages are spoken in rural and urban areas.
- The capital city of Kenya is Nairobi.
- Nairobi in Kenya is also referred to as the “Green City in the Sun”.
- Nairobi, Kenya, is home to the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). The NSE is Africa’s fourth most capable and second-oldest stock exchange.
- The population of Kenya was 47,564,182 based on a 2019 census.
- According to estimates by the United Nations in 2019, Kenya was the 27th most populated country in the world.
- Kenya is home to over 40 different ethnic groups.
- The national currency of Kenya is the Kenyan shilling (KES).
- In 2018, the World Bank estimated the GDP of Kenya was 87.908 billion USD.
- According to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kenya was 71st on the list of countries with the highest GDP (PPP) in 2019.
- The country of Kenya covers 224,081 square miles.
- Kenya is the 50th largest country by square miles.
- The largest city in Kenya is Nairobi.
- The highest point in Kenya, and the second-highest in Africa is Mount Kenya at 17,057 feet.
- The longest river in Kenya is the Tana River at 497 miles long.
- The largest lake in Kenya is Lake Turkana at 2,473 square miles.
- Lake Turkana in Kenya is the largest alkaline lake and permanent desert lake in the world.
- The government of Kenya is a Unitary presidential constitutional republic.
- The country of Kenya is divided into 47 counties.
- Drivers in Kenya drive on the left side of the road.
- The country calling code for Kenya is +254.
- The ISO 3166 code for Kenya is KE.
- The national anthem of Kenya is called “Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu” or “O God, of all Creation” in English.
- The motto of Kenya is “Harambee” or “Let us pull together” in English.
- It is estimated that 83% of the people living in Kenya are Christians.
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