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Republic of Kenya

Jamhuri ya Kenya (Swahili)
Motto: "Harambee" (Swahili)
"Let us all pull together"
Anthem: "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu"
(English: "O God of all creation")
Kenya (orthographic projection).svg
Location Kenya AU Africa.svg
and largest city
1°16′S 36°48′E / 1.267°S 36.800°E / -1.267; 36.800
Official languages
National languageSwahili[1]
Ethnic groups
GovernmentUnitary presidential constitutional republic
• President
Uhuru Kenyatta
William Ruto
Kenneth Lusaka
Justin Muturi
Martha Koome
Paul Kihara Kariuki
National Assembly
• from the United Kingdom
12 December 1963
• Republic declared
12 December 1964
• Total
580,367 km2 (224,081 sq mi)[3][4] (48th)
• Water (%)
• 2021 estimate
54,985,698[5] (29th)
• 2019 census
• Density
78/km2 (202.0/sq mi) (124th)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
$250.854 billion[7]
• Per capita
$5,274 [8]
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
$109.116 billion[8]
• Per capita
Gini (2015)Positive decrease 40.8[9]
HDI (2019)Increase 0.601[10]
medium · 143rd
CurrencyKenyan shilling (KES)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Date formatdd/mm/yy (AD)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+254
ISO 3166 codeKE
Internet TLD.ke
[11] According to the CIA, estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of mortality because of AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex, than would otherwise be expected.


Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Eastern Africa. At 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area. With a population of more than 47.6 million people in the 2019 census, Kenya is the 29th most populous country. Kenya's capital and largest city is Nairobi, while its oldest city and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu City is the third-largest city and also an inland port on Lake Victoria. Other important urban centres include Nakuru and Eldoret. As of 2020, Kenya is the third-largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria and South Africa. Kenya is bordered by South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast.