Focus on: Kenya

Overview

Sourced from IMUNA:
The Republic of Kenya is a large nation of 45 million people located in central-east Africa, with its capital in Nairobi. It is bordered by Ethiopia and South Sudan to the north, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and Somalia to the east, and it spans about 580,000 square kilometers (about five times the size of Ohio). Kenya gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1963, and it became a representative government with a bicameral legislative branch and an executive branch with a president and a cabinet. The current president of Kenya is Uhuru Kenyatta, voted into power in April, 2013.

Statistics

  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Population: 47 million
  • Area (in sq. km): 591,971
  • Language(s): Swahili, English
  • Median Age (years): 18.9
  • Human Development Indicators (2016)
    • Human Development Index: 0.555
    • Human Development Rank: 146
    • Life expectancy at birth (years): 62.2
    • Expected years of schooling (years): 11.1
    • Mean (avg.) years of schooling (years): 6.3
    • Gross national income (GNI) per capita (2011 PPP $): 2,881
    • Income inequality, Gini coefficient: 48.5
    • Gender Development Index (GDI): 0.919
    • Population living below income poverty line, PPP $1.90 a day (%): 33.6
    • Employment to population ratio (% ages 15 and older): 60.9
    • Internet users (% of population): 45.6
    • Carbon dioxide emissions per capita (tonnes): 0.3
      • Forest area (% of total land area): 7.8
      • Forest area (total change %, 1990-2015): -6.6

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