SOME STATISTICS ABOUT KENYA
The Rift valley is in the west of the country. Mount Kenya 5200m [17,000ft] in the middle. To the east is the Indian Ocean. It is approximately the same size as France.
Three quarters of Kenya is desert or poor grass land. The central area is very fertile. Kenya has lost most of its forest cover with only 2% remaining.
The coast area is tropical with high temperatures all year round.
Population is rising rapidly from 30,000,000 in 2000 to 40,000,000 in 2010.
50% of the population are under the age of 30.
There are about 40 different tribal groupings.
Currency is the Kenyan Shilling [120KS to 1 pound sterling]. Average income is £500 a year [source New Internationalist].
The capital is Nairobi [3,000,000 population].
Exports:- tea, coffee, horticultural products, sisal, cement, timber.
Tourism is an important foreign revenue earner.