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Presentation of Kenya : Geography

Country's official name :
Kenya
Capital:
Nairobi
Population of main cities (suburbs included):
Nairobi (4,397,100) ; Mombasa (1,208,400) ; Nakuru (570,700) ; Ruiru (490,200) ; Eldoret (475,800) ; Kisumu (398,000) ; Kikuyu (323,900) ; Thika (251,400) ; Naivasha (198,500) ; Karuri (194,400)
Area:
580,370 km²
Type of Climate :
Kenya, which lies on the equator, has different climatic regions, which vary according to the altitude and the alternation of the monsoon winds from the Indian Ocean. Generally, the dry season lasts from December or mid-December to March, and from July to October. There is a 'long rainy season' from April to June, and another 'short' one in November, sometimes until mid-December.

On the coast, the climate is tropical. In the Highlands, the days are warm and sunny with low humidity and temperatures varying according to altitude. Arctic temperatures may be felt on top of Mount Kenya. In the Lake Victoria region, the humidity is high and there is virtually no dry season (though there are fewer rains in January-February). In the desert regions of the northeast, the heat is dry and scorching throughout most of the year (some showers in April-May).

Local Time:
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Summer Time Period :
None
Official Language:
English, Kiswahili
Other Languages Spoken:
Numerous indigenous languages
Business Language(s):
English

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