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Kenya

Kenya
  • Capital

    Capital

    Nairobi

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:06

  • Population

    Population

    49.05 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +254

  • Currency

    Currency

    Sh KES (shilling)

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Kenya

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  • Capital

    Capital

    Nairobi

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:06

  • Population

    Population

    49.05 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +254

  • Currency

    Currency

    Sh KES (shilling)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 281

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.21 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    630mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    582 650 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    12%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    8%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    48%

  • Railways

    Railways

    2634km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    4.53 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Kikuyu - 22 %
    Luhya - 14 %
    Luo - 13 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Protestant - 45 %
    Roman Catholic - 33 %
    indigenous - 10 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    78.7%

  • Languages

    Languages

    English
    Kiswahili
    numerous other languages

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    29 100

  • Murders

    Murders

    6 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    4 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    24.6%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    2.4%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    166%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    233 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    5.4%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    small-scale consumer goods, furniture, batteries, textiles, clothing, soap, cigarettes, agricultural products, horticulture

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    tea, coffee, corn, wheat, sugarcane, fruit, vegetables, dairy products, beef

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, fluorspar, zinc, diatomite, gypsum, wildlife

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    17%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, fluorspar, zinc, diatomite, gypsum, wildlife

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    75%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    14 287kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    80 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    10

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What not to do when visiting Kenya

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Marker Kenya
Business & Communication

Don't forget greetings are a significant social interaction and often includes inquiries about health and family. A handshake is the most common form, and often the hands remain clasped a few minutes while speaking (men). Good friends usually exchange a hug too.

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Business & Communication

Don't call anyone by his or her name if the person hasn't referred to you this way.

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Don't show disrespect for religion - most of the locals are very religious.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In eastern Africa, you can buy beer brewed from bananas.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't take pictures of airports, government and military buildings, as well as soldiers, police or officials. Always ask for permission when taking photos of locals.

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Business & Communication

Don't forget to smile and use humour - it's highly valued.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't talk about sex in mixed company.

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Business & Communication

Don't forget adult women may be called "mama" and adult men "mzee". Children may call adults "aunts" or "uncles".

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Business & Communication

Don't necessarily travel to areas close to the Somali, Ethiopian and South Sudanese borders - there’s a higher risk of crime against foreigners.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Hippopotamuses have killed more people in Africa than any other animal.

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Business & Communication

Don’t expect Kenyans to be super direct communicators - they tend to be polite and non-confrontational. the society is very friendly and humour takes a big part too.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t point with a finger - use entire hand instead.

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Street & Behavioral

Don´t leave your car at Safari.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget the rainy season usually takes place form the end of March until May.

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