Kenya


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Kenya Flag Description. 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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Meaning of Country’s nameKenya was named after Mount Kenya from the Kikuyu name Kere-Nyaga (“Mountain of Whiteness”)
CapitalNairobi
Largest CitiesNairobi and Mombasa
Population45,010,056
Country Code254
Internet Country Code.ke
Area224,080 mi² (580,367 km²)
Area-ComparativeSlightly more than twice the size of Nevada
Bordering CountriesEthiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Sudan
Date of Founding (Current State)December 12, 1963
Type of GovernmentSemi-Presidential Republic
Languages SpokenSwahili, English, Kikuyu, Luo, Kamba, somali, Masai, Turkana, Nandi, Galla, Suk
Religions PracticedCatholic, Protestant, Hindu
GDP per Capita$1,800 (2013 est.)
Latest GDP Growth Rate5.1% (2013 est.)
Top ExportsTea, Coffee, Wheat, Petroleum products
National HolidaysNew Year’s Day – Jan. 1, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Labour Day – May 1, Madaraka Day, Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), Moi Day, Kenyatta Day, feast of the Sacrifice, Independence Day – Dec. 25, Boxing Day
Money CurrencyKenyan shilling
National Sports TeamsNational Basketball Team, National Cricket Team, National Women’s Cricket Team, Fed Cup Team, National Football Team, National Field Hockey team, National Rugby Union Team, National Women’s National Rugby Union Team, and Athletes have participated in the Olympics
Random FactNairobi, the capital of Kenya is the safari capital of the world

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