Kenya Facts for Kids

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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

  1. Kenya is a country on the continent of Africa.
  2. The official name for Kenya is the Republic of Kenya.
  3. A native or resident of Kenya is called a Kenyan.
  4. 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.
  5. The capital city of Kenya is Nairobi.
  6. Nairobi in Kenya is also referred to as the “Green City in the Sun”.
  7. Nairobi, Kenya, is home to the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). The NSE is Africa’s fourth most capable and second-oldest stock exchange.
  8. The population of Kenya was 47,564,182 based on a 2019 census.
  9. According to estimates by the United Nations in 2019, Kenya was the 27th most populated country in the world.
  10. Kenya is home to over 40 different ethnic groups.
  11. The national currency of Kenya is the Kenyan shilling (KES).
  12. In 2018, the World Bank estimated the GDP of Kenya was 87.908 billion USD.
  13. According to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kenya was 71st on the list of countries with the highest GDP (PPP) in 2019.
  14. The country of Kenya covers 224,081 square miles.
  15. Kenya is the 50th largest country by square miles.
  16. The largest city in Kenya is Nairobi.
  17. The highest point in Kenya, and the second-highest in Africa is Mount Kenya at 17,057 feet.
  18. The longest river in Kenya is the Tana River at 497 miles long.
  19. The largest lake in Kenya is Lake Turkana at 2,473 square miles.
  20. Lake Turkana in Kenya is the largest alkaline lake and permanent desert lake in the world.
  21. The government of Kenya is a Unitary presidential constitutional republic.
  22. The country of Kenya is divided into 47 counties.
  23. Drivers in Kenya drive on the left side of the road.
  24. The country calling code for Kenya is +254.
  25. The ISO 3166 code for Kenya is KE.
  26. The national anthem of Kenya is called “Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu” or “O God, of all Creation” in English.
  27. The motto of Kenya is “Harambee” or “Let us pull together” in English.
  28. It is estimated that 83% of the people living in Kenya are Christians.

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