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Last update : 13 February 2019


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Capital : Nairobi
Language :  Swahili, English
Currency :  Kenyan shilling
Population : 47 251 000
Area : 580 367 km2

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Kenya facts

1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on December 12, 1963.
2. The population density is 71 people / km2.
3. The country is 1.8 times larger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Protestantism – 63%.
5. The highest peak is Kenya, 5199 m above sea level.
6. The longest river is Tana 708 km.
7. Full name of the country – Republic of Kenya.
8. Country motto – “Let’s work together”.
9. Political system – republic.
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11. Kenya does not drink cold drinks. Only hot or at room temperature.

12. There is practically no middle class. Most people are either very rich or very poor.

13. In large cities, people live in modern buildings and apartments. In more distant places, buildings made of reed and dried mud prevail.

Author: Turyst

14. It crosses the equator through this country.

15. In September 2008, snow fell in the central part of Kenya.

Author: MR

16. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 62 place,
      – 2018 year – 84 place.

17. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 24,000 professional and 5,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 24 150 professional and 5000 reservists.

18. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 185 tanks, 2000 armored vehicles, 135 jet aircraft and 65 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 76 tanks, 591 armored vehicles, 136 jet aircraft and 69 helicopters.

19. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $600,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $595,000,000 .

20. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 the year it was about 80 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 78 ships.

Author: Wojak

21. In the Samburu reserve you can meet all species of African cats.

22. Koobi Forums is the birthplace of humanity. In the eighties, the skull of an “erect man” was found there, the age of which is estimated at 1.6 million years.

Author: Lider

23. The lowest minimum wage is set for farmers and amounts to 4,854 shillings per month (data from 2013).

24. The amount of income tax in Kenya is 30%.

25. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 11.5% .

Author: Daria

26. In Kenya, an average person consumes about 4.3 liters of pure alcohol per year.

27. The most beer is beer – 56%, then spirit – 22%, wine – 2%, and other alcoholic beverages – 20%.

Author: AlkoWorld

28. In this country, compulsory education lasts 8 years.

29. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

30. The average IQ level is 80.

Author: EduKacJa

31. The national animal is a hornbill bird.

Author: Kos

32. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

33. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on the regular road is 100 km / h, and on highways 110 km / h.

Author: AutoMania

34. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

35. In 2013, 3,191 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

36. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

37. Over 2,012,000 vehicles are registered in this country (44 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

38. 30% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 13,820,000 people).

39. 58.8% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

40. In this country there are over 160 878 km of paved roads (0.25% of all roads in the world).

41. In this country there are 197 airports, 16 of the paved surface.

42. In this country there are over 2,066 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

43. In this country over 31 985 000 (2015) 43 329 434 (2018) people have access to internet (around 92% of the population).

44. Around 5,000,000 (2015) 7,000,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

45. The national top-level domain is .ke . There are over 39,370 websites with such an extension.

46. The most popular pages with the extension .ke are: google.co.ke, nation.co.ke and standardmedia.co.ke.

Author: http

47. The country has 2018 over year $11,926,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.079% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

Author: Vinamra

48. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $69 977 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $74 940 000 000 .

49. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 49.8% GDP, or around: $34 848 546 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 57.1% GDP, or around: $42 790 740 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $929.

50. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $17,160,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $24,000,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

51. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 12 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

52. The highest building in the country is the Times Tower in Nairobi, 140 meters high.

Author: BobBudowniczy

53. In this country there are 22% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 10,11,000 people).

Author: Reebeka

54. The lowest temperature: -22 °C was measured at Mount Kenya.

55. The highest temperature: 42.6 °C was measured in Wajir.

Author: weather

56. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

Author: medi

57. The average life expectancy in this country is 55 years (women – 55.9 years and men – 54 years).

Author: Wilga

58. In 2004, Wangari Muta Maathai received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Author: redsun

59. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

60. In this country, women having their first child on average 20.3 years old.

Author: Nadia

61. 10 women give birth to 33 children on average

Author: Nadia

62. The average age people living in this country is 19.3 years old.

63. The country is around:
19 638 000 people (41.56%) in the age range 0-14 years.
26 267 000 people (55.59%) in the age range 15-64 years.
1 346 700 people (2.85%) over 65 years old.

Author: Sara19

64. In this country, about 1 247 000 children are born each year (2.6% of the population), and about 326,000 people die (0.7% of the population).

Author: Sara19

65. In this country, a person aged 8 years is subject to criminal liability.

66. There are 274500 km2 of agricultural land in Kenya (48% of the country).

67. 64 people in 1000 possess firearms.

68. The highest-ranked city in the country is Nyahururu.

69. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1963.

70. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 54 days.

71. The country joined the UN on December 16, 1963.

72. The work week is 52 hours.

73. 39% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

74. 34980 km2 of the country is covered by forests (6.1%)

75. The last death penalty was carried out in 1987.

Author: Statyk

76. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 30%, and for companies 30% (2018).

77. The tax on goods and services is 16% (2018).

78. The level of inflation in 2018 is 4.3%.

Author: Fan%

79. Kenya has 20 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

80. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 63,500 KSh.

Author: Daria

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What is the highest peak in Kenya?
The highest peak in Kenya is Kenya (5199 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Kenya?
The largest river in Kenya is Tana 708 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Kenya?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Kenya has national colors?
National colors: black, red, green and white.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
The national animal is a hornbill bird.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Kenya?
Kenya borders with such countries as: Ethiopia 861 km, Somalia 682 km, South Sudan 232 km, Tanzania 769 km, Uganda 933 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 19.3 years old.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The lowest minimum wage is set for farmers and amounts to 4,854 shillings per month (data from 2013).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Kenya?
The population density is 83 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Country motto – “Let’s work together”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 42.6 ° C was measured in Wajir.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -22 ° C was measured at Mount Kenya.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta