Isiolo County

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Not to be confused with Isiolo.
Isiolo County
County
Location of Isiolo County (Green)
Location of Isiolo County (Green)
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital Isiolo
Government
 • Governor Godana Doyo
Area
 • Total 25,336.1 km2 (9,782.3 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 143,294 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website isiolocounty.go.ke

Isiolo County is a county in the former Eastern Province of Kenya. Its population is 143,294 (2009 census),[1] and its capital is Isiolo. Isiolo County is to be the first county to be developed as part of the Kenya Vision 2030 program. Its capital and largest town is Isiolo.

The local topography is arid or semi-arid low plains. Ewaso Nyiro River flows through the county and partly bounds it.

Subdivisions[edit]

Isiolo County has only one local authority, Isiolo county council. The district has two constituencies: Isiolo North Constituency and Isiolo South Constituency. The county is divided into six administrative divisions:

Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Central 52,280 18,077 Isiolo
Garba Tula 7,010 1,883 Garba Tula
Kinna 7,133 3,572 Kinna
Merti 15,771 3,415 Merti
Oldonyiro 9,669 0
Sericho 8,998 1,277
Total 100,861 28,224 -
* 1999 census. Sources: [2], [3],

Services and Urbanisation[edit]

Stats for Isiolo County
County
Stats for the County (Percent)
Urbanisation
43.5
Literacy
59.8
Attending School (15-18 Yrs)
58.4
Paved Roads
0.2
Good Roads
67.5
Electricity Access
18.5
Poverty Rate
72.6

Stats for the County

Source: USAid Kenya

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Coordinates: 0°53′00″N 38°40′00″E / 0.883333°N 38.6667°E / 0.883333; 38.6667