Kenya

Map of Kenya
Flag of Kenya

The Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the northeast, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, and Sudan to the northwest, with the Indian Ocean running along the southeast border. The country is named after Mount Kenya, a very significant landmark and the second among the highest mountain peaks of Africa. Kenya wildlife is probably the most famous in the world, wild mammals include lions, leopards, cheetahs, zebras and elephants. Archaeological evidence suggests that Kenya may be the birthplace of the human race as 3.25 million years ago the Rift Valley was the home of Homo habillis, from whom Homo sapiens descended.

Established
1963-12-12
Joined Commonwealth
1963
Capital City
Nairobi
Demonym
How you can refer to people from this country...
Kenyan
Country motto
"Harambee" "Let us all pull together"
Size
224080 square miles.
Population
39,002,772
Population density
Based on figures from 2007-02-08.
59 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 140)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$66480000000 (World ranking:83)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2007.
0.521 (World ranking:148)
Currency Code
KES
Country calling code
254
Basic data taken from from Wikipedia InfoBoxes via DBPedia

Content for this country

Below you can find updates from CYEC exchanges and projects that have involved this country.

Blog entry Isaac Musyoka's presentation at CYEC annual Forum " Commonwealth Connections in a Global Age"
9 years 23 weeks ago

I spent the entire morning trying to scrap down on a piece of paper what I’m going to say to you. Writing an entire speech that’s going to be so powerful that I’d feel great about myself because I was hoping that you’d take a message home with you and maybe change your lives. But I realized that I failed at that task. My task is not to stand here and tell you what you already know, what you’ve been doing or what you should do. My task is to stand here and look into your eyes and say you are my brothers and sisters!

Project Warwickshire County Council - Kenya
9 years 37 weeks ago

During this exchange young people from Warwickshire participate in joint training with their hosts (a peer group) to deliver issue based activity sessions at local schools in Mombasa. The issues include Relationship and Sex Education, Drugs, Teenage Pregnancy and Challenges facing young people.

The group are also fundraising for the conversion of a building into a well resourced youth centre for a rurally isolated community.

Project John Cleveland College - Kenya
9 years 37 weeks ago

The aim of this exchange is to promote Global Understanding to create global citizens.