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Kenya

Capital city Nairobi
Total area (square kilometres) 582,650
Population total 29,300,000
Official language Swahili (but over 30 other languages are also spoken)
National currency shillings and cents
GNP per capita 350
Proportion of population living on less than US$1 a day 27%

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Kenya straddles the equator on Africa’s east coast.

Kenya takes its name from Mount Kenya or ‘Kirinyaga’, which means the mountain of whiteness.

In 1963 Kenya gained independence from Britain.

Kenya has few natural resources, so agriculture is very important to the country’s economy. Kenya’s two largest exports are tea and coffee.

Tourism is a growth area in Kenya; almost 500,000 tourists visited Kenya in 1996 and many people are employed in tourism-related industries.

 

 

 

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