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General


Population: 45,010,056 (2014), 44,037,656 (2013)
Land Area: 582,650 sq km
Natural Resources: Limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, fluorspar, zinc, diatomite, gypsum, wildlife, hydropower
Capital: Nairobi
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Uhuru Kenyatta (April 9th 2013)
Languages: English, Kishwahili, Indigenous language
Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Major Religions: Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, Muslim 10%, Indigenous Beliefs 10%, Other 2%
Major Ethnicities: Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6%, Other African 15%, Non-African 1%
Life Expectancy: 63.52 years (2014), 63.29 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 45.31 billion (2013), 41.84 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 79.9 billion (2013), 76.07 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,800 (2013), 1,800 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 5.1% (2013), 5.1% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 29.3%, Industry 17.4%, Services 53.3% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 75%, Industry and Services 25% (2007)
Industries: Consumer goods, agricultural products, horticulture, oil refining, aluminum, steel, lead, cement, commercial ship repair, tourism
Agriculture Products: Tea, coffee, corn, wheat, sugarcane, fruit, vegetables; dairy products, beef, pork, poultry, eggs
Human Development Index: 0.535 (147th)(2014), 0.519 (145th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 808 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 40% (2008)

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Army Size: 24 120 (2004)
Budget: 2.8% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Kenya is located in East Africa. Kenya is bordered by Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Kenya's economy is growing at a strong pace now 7%, and the government has a long term plan to keep this growth going.

(2014) Economic growth in Kenya continues to be steady and should continue at or about the same rate. Tourism will suffer in the short term due to the terrorist attack in 2013 in a shopping mall in Nairobi.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Kenya
The Economist: The World In 2014
Wikipedia: Kenya
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/KEN.html

Updated on: October 7th, 2014