From wikipedia about Kenya
Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya
, is a country in East Africa. Lying along the Indian Ocean to its southeast and at the equator, it is bordered by Somalia
to the northeast, Ethiopia
to the north, South Sudan
to the northwest, Uganda
to the west and Tanzania
to the south. Lake Victoria is situated to the southwest, and is shared with Uganda
. With its capital city in Nairobi, Kenya
has numerous wildlife reserves containing thousands of animal species. It has a land area of 580, 000 km2 and a population of nearly 39 million, Google,.
Kenya is a country of 47 districts, each with its own government semi-autonomous to the central government in the capital, Nairobi. The country's geography is as diverse as its people. It has a long coastline along the Indian Ocean but inland the landscape changes to savannah grasslands, arid and semi-arid bushes. The central regions and the western parts have forests and mountains while the northern regions are near desert landscapes.
As part of East Africa, Kenya
has seen human habitation since the Lower Paleolithic period. The Bantu expansion reached the area by the first millennium AD, and the borders of the modern state comprise the crossroads of the Nilo-Saharan, the Afro-Asiatic and the Bantu linguistic areals of Africa, making Kenya
a truly multi-ethnic state. European and Arab presence in Mombasa dates to the Early Modern period, but European exploration of the interior began only in the 19th century. The British Empire established the East Africa Protectorate in 1895, known from 1920 as the Kenya
Colony. The independent Republic of Kenya
was founded in December 1963.
Kenya's capital, Nairobi is a major commercial hub. The economy of Kenya
is the largest by GDP in East and Central Africa. The country traditionally produces world renowned tea and coffee, and has more recently become a major exporter of fresh flowers to Europe. The service industry is driven by the telecommunications sector. Kenya
is also a major and world-renowned athletics powerhouse producing such world champions as Paul Tergat and, most recently, David Rudisha.