Kenya: Main Facts

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Kenya Main Facts

Geographical Location of Kenya

Kenya sits on the equator and is located on the east coast of Africa, part of the Great Rift Valley
stretching 6000 km from the Dead Sea in the Middle East to Mozambique in southern Africa.


Land/ Sea Boundaries of Kenya

Kenya is bordered to the north by Ethiopia and Sudan, to the east by the Indian Ocean and Somalia, to the west by Uganda and Lake Victoria, and to the south by Tanzania.


Languages of Kenya

English and Swahili are the main languages of Kenya which are taught in schools throughout the country. Many indigenous languages, such as Kikuyu, Luo, Kikamba, Maasai and Samburu, as well as some minor tribal languages are also spoken. Hindi and Urdu are spoken by residents of the Indian subcontinent origin.


Currency in Kenya

The currency in Kenya is the Kenyan shilling which is made up of 100 cents. The US dollar, British pound and the Euro are all acceptable currencies to change.