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Kenya

Kenya is a developing East African country known for its wildlife and national parks. The capital city is Nairobi. The second largest city is Mombasa, located on the southeast coast. Tourist facilities are widely available in Nairobi, the game parks, the reserves, and on the coast. Read the Department of State Background Notes on Kenya for additional information.

Kenya

           
 

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 COUNTRY OVERVIEW
Country Name: Kenya
Continent: Africa
Capital City: Nairobi
Boundary Countries:

Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

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Main Cities:

Nairobi

Country Size: 582,650 sq km
Population: 34,707,817

 

COUNTRY GENERAL INFORMATION
Language:

English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages

Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Predominant Religions:

Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, indigenous beliefs 10%, Muslim 10%, other 2%

National Holidays: Independence Day, 12 December (1963)
Economic Status:

Kenya is a developing East African country known for its wildlife and national parks. The regional hub for trade and finance in East Africa, Kenya has been hampered by corruption and by reliance upon several primary goods whose prices have remained low.

Security:

Kenyan Army, Kenyan Navy, Kenyan Air Force

US Presence:

The US Embassy is located on United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya; tel (254) (20) 363-6000; fax (254)(20) 363-6410. In the event of an after-hours emergency, the Embassy duty officer may be contacted at (254) (20) 363-6170. The Embassy's international mailing address is PO Box 606, Village Market 00621, Nairobi, Kenya. Mail using US domestic postage may be addressed to Unit 64100, APO AE 09831. The Embassy home page is http://kenya.usembassy.gov.

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Major Airports:

Airports:  225, Airports w/paved runways:  15

Mombasa Moi International Airport (MBA/HKMO)
Mombasa Airport, Kenya, PO Box 93904, Mombasa, KENYA
Tel: +254 (0)41 433211
Fax: +254 (0)41 434434
Customs, hours: 24 hours
Tel: +254 (0)41 433855

Nairobi – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO/HKJK)
Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya, PO Box 19087, Nairobi, 00501, KENYA
Tel: +254 (0)20 822111
Fax: +254 (0)20 822078
Website: 
www.kenyaairports.co.ke
Customs, hours: 24 hours
Tel: +254 (0)20 822111
Fax: +254 (0)20 822930

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