In this List, we will give you 101 Interesting Facts about Kenya:
- The official name of Kenya is ‘The Republic of Kenya’.
- There are only 2 distinct seasons in Kenya which are the dry season and the wet season.
- Kenya has the most active twitter community in Africa, the movement is called #KOT meaning Kenyans on Twitter
- In the history of Kenya, there has only been 4 presidents but 10 Vice Presidents.
- A person from Kenya is called a Kenyan.
- Coffee is the most valuable export and it produces about 49,980 metric tones of Coffee for exportation every year.
- Princess Elizabeth became Queen while she was in Kenya after her father, King George VI, passed away. The hotel continues to be a major tourist attraction to date.
- Here are some famous movies that you didn’t know were shot in Kenya: Out Of Africa, King Solomon’s Mines, Nowhere in Africa, The Constant Gardener, To Walk With Lions, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, The Ghost and the Darkness, Mississippi Masala.
- Umoja Uaso in Kenya is a village where only females are allowed. The village was founded in 1990 and was to serve as a sanctuary for homeless survivors of violence against women, and very young girls running from forced and arranged marriages.
- Kenya has more than 1,132 species of birds.
- The total population is about 52 Million people and the next census will take place in 2019.
- Life expectancy is 63 years for 69 years for women.
- The constitution of Kenya allows the practice of polygamy.
- Wangari Maathai from Kenya was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Price in 2004 for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy, and peace.
- Kenya has one of the best Wildlife in the world, you can see so many animals including the Big Five in a single day.
- There is no such language as “Kenyan. The official Language in Kenya is English and Kiswahili.
- Kenya is named after a mountain, Mt.Kenya, which happens to be the second largest mountain in Africa.
- Kenya was a colony of the United Kingdom in between the years of 1920 and 1963, Kenya got its independence in 1963.
- The equator runs straight through the middle of Kenya.
- Kenya has more than 60 National Parks.
- Kenya is the only country in the world that has a National Park in a City. (Nairobi National Park)
- Ugali is the staple meal in Kenya and is a meal made from flour. The meal can be served serve along with stews, meats and vegetables.
- The Masaai’s Shuka is one of the most famous Kenyans cloth known to the world.
- The president in Kenya was once ranked as the Richest Man in Kenya by Forbes.
- In Kenya hunting is illegal, most of the wildlife animals are protected and it would be considered a criminal act if one is found hunting.
- Lamu, a town located on the coastline of Kenya is Car free hence no traffic jam.
- Kenya is the world’s leading safari destination.
- Kenya has been awarded the world’s leading safari destination for many years in a row by The World Travel Awards.
- There are six recognized UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kenya namely: Mount Kenya Forest, The Sacred Kaya Forest in South Coast, Lamu Old Town, Lake Turkana, Lake System in the Great Rift Valley and Fort Jesus, Mombasa
- 85% of Kenyans above 15 able to read and write Making Kenya to have one of the highest literacy levels in Africa.
101 Very Interesting Facts about Kenya
- The most popular sport is Football, however, the country is well known for athletes winning a couple of different races around the world.
- Kenya is the most successful nation in the steeplechase in the Olympics. It has won every men’s title since 1968, with the exceptions of 1976 and 1980, which Kenya boycotted.
- Scientists believe that humans may have first settled in Kenya about 2 million years ago.
- Christians in Kenya make up to 85% of the population most of them being Protestants.
- Kenya and Ethiopia signed a defense pact which is still in effect till today.
- Some of the rarest breeds of butterflies and snakes can be found in the Kenyan Forests and cannot be found in other countries.
- Kenya is home of the father of Barack Obama, the former president of the United States of America. Barrack Obama has visited the country once while in power.
- A President in Kenya can be appointed for a five-year term and can only serve for a maximum of two terms.
- Before the rule was passed, the longest-serving president served for a great 24 years.
- There is a remarkable, tall stone, around seven feet, that delivers a dash of water that causes it to seem like it is crying. It is called the Crying Stone.
- You can ride an Ostrich in an ostrich farm and is located 45 km’s from Nairobi. The Ostrich has a maximum top speed is of 70 km/h.
- Kenyans drive on the left side of the road.
- The highest point in Kenya is Mt. Kenya which is 5,197 meters above sea level.
- Kenya has been said to have the fastest internet speeds in Africa.
- Kenya’s main imports include vehicles, machinery, plastics and transport equipment.
- Kenya is about the same size as California.
- There are 47 counties in Kenya which came about through a new constitution in 2010.
- Dowries are still traditional in Kenya. The groom will only be allowed to wed the bride if he pays dowries to the bride’s parents.
- Even though coffee is exported in Kenya, locals there prefer to take tea instead, as a result only 3% of the coffee produced is consumed locally.
- Kenya has more than 40 ethnic groups the largest being Kikuyu which has over 7 million people.
- There is free primary Education in Kenya and the Government is working on providing free secondary education too.
- In Kenya culture is passed from generation to generation through ongs, poems, and stories.
- The last time there was a volcanic eruption in Kenya was in 1921.
- Farming is the main economic activity in Kenya.
- The national symbol of Kenya is a Lion.
- Kenya has one of the strongest armies in Africa.
- The state house in Nairobi was built in 1907 before Kenya got its independence.
- At that time it was known as a Governments House.
- The current President of Kenya is Uhuru Kenyatta and he is so to the first President in Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta.
- Kenya was declared a republic on 12th December 1964 with Jomo Kenyatta as Head of State.
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101 Very Interesting Facts about Kenya
- Kenya has over 15 very beautiful islands.
- Kenya is one of the most developed countries in Africa and has a nominal GDP of $41.115 billion.
- Telecommunication the largest industry in Kenya that contributes to over 60% of the GDP.
- The country is considered as the cradle of mankind scientist due to old human remains that date to 7 million years ago.
- Kenya is an extraordinary traveler goal, on account of the climate. Kenya is situated in the tropics so it’s for the most part sunny. Some come to see the natural life, see the sights and experience the way of life.
- Nairobi is the Largest cities in Kenya and is one of the most beautiful cities in Africa.(Photo of Nairobi by Mutua Matheka)
- The rift valley (which is the longest -6,300 km- and deepest geographical fault of its kind on earth) cuts across 11 countries, one of which -you guessed it- is Kenya. According to astronauts who have observed the earth from space, the rift valley is the most visible geographical fault on the face of the planet.
- Kenya is one of the richest countries in Africa.
- 20 Years and less is the average age of the African people.
- The deepest and longest geographical fault in the world cuts through Kenya and 10 other countries. It is about 6300 Km.
- There is freedom of Religion in Kenya, therefore, no state religion and discrimination of religious beliefs.
- The flag of Kenya is made up of 4 colors, black red and green.
- Black stands for the people of the Republic of Kenya, red represents the bloodshed during the fight for independence, white represents the beautiful vegetation of the country. White was later added to symbolize peace and honesty.
- There is about 4,899 live births average per day in Kenya.
- Kenya has been ranked as the best country in Africa that offers a good digital life.
- The country shares the world’s second largest freshwater lake, Lake Victoria, with Uganda and Tanzania.
- Kenya was named the World’s ‘Least Toxic’ Country in the world in 2017. This had to do with the analysis of air pollution, energy consumption and renewable energy production.
- Kenya is home to the UN headquarters in Africa.
- Kenya is a very peaceful country and is politically stable.
- The coastline of Kenya has a length of 536 Km and it receives a lot of tourist due to its sandy beaches and great hotels along the coast.
- Jambo is the most common greeting that can be used by pretty much anybody. When translated to English it becomes ‘Hello’.
- The currency in Kenya is Kenyan Shilling and as of 2018, $1=100 Kenya Shilling(approx)
- You have to be at least 18 years old for you to be allowed to drive without supervision.
- Kenya is the fastest and the largest growing economy in East Africa.
- There are only three official cities in the country: Nairobi(Capital City), Mombasa and Kisumu.
- The largest contributor to Kenya’s electricity supply is Hydroelectricity.
- Kenya has a lot of natural resources including gold, limestone and soda ash.
- The tallest building in Kenya is Britam Tower which is 163 meters tall and has 31 floors.
Hope you enjoyed our Facts about Kenya.
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