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Learn some interesting information about Kenya while enjoying a range of fun facts and trivia that's perfect for kids!

Read about Kenyan national parks, agriculture, the tallest mountain in Kenya, its languages, population, natural resources and much more.
 


  • Kenya is located in East Africa, on the equator.

  • In 2012, the population of Kenya was estimated to be around 43 million.

  • Kenya is officially known as the Republic of Kenya.

  • The capital and largest city is Nairobi. Mombasa is the second largest city.

  • The two official languages in Kenya are English and Swahili, although there are dozens of other languages spoken in various parts of the country.

  • Kenya shares Lake Victoria, the world's second largest fresh water lake, with Tanzania and Uganda.

  • Kenya features many national parks and wildlife reserves, with safaris being a popular activity for visitors.

  • Agriculture is important to Kenya's economy, especially tea, coffee and flowers.

  • Large animals such as lions, buffalo, leopards, elephants and rhinoceros are present in Kenya.

  • In Kenya they drive on the left-hand side of the road.

  • Kenya is named after Mt Kenya, the tallest mountain in the country (5,199 metres, 17,057 feet).

  • Kenya gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1963.

  • Hydroelectricity is the largest contributor to Kenya's electricity supply.

  • Kenya is a developing country and half of the population live in poverty.

  • In terms of sports, Kenya is perhaps best known for its middle distance and long distance runners, with the country frequently producing Olympic champions.

  • For more information, check out maps of Kenya or take a closer look at the Kenyan flag.

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