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Description flag of Kenya

three equal horizontal bands of black (top), red and green; the red band is edged in white; a large warrior's shield covering crossed spears is superimposed at the center

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Official country name

Republic of Kenya

Short name


Local names

Republic of Kenya/Jamhuri ya Kenya (long)
Kenya (short)

Former name

British East Africa


Kenyan(s) (noun) Kenya (adjective)

Languages spoken

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



Government type



37,953,840 ranked 36, (data 2008)


the Kenyan Highlands comprise one of the most successful agricultural production regions in Africa; glaciers are found on Mount Kenya, Africa's second highest peak; unique physiography supports abundant and varied wildlife of scientific and economic value. The lowest point is Indian Ocean 0 m.


Coastline 536 km.

Land borders

3,477km, Ethiopia 861 km, Somalia 682 km, Sudan 232 km, Tanzania 769 km, Uganda 933 km.

Administrative divisions

7 provinces and 1 area*; Central, Coast, Eastern, Nairobi Area*, North Eastern, Nyanza, Rift Valley, Western


12 December 1963 (from UK)