Kakamega County

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Not to be confused with Kakamega.
Kakamega County
County
Kakamega Forest sunrise
Kakamega Forest sunrise
Location of Kakamega County (Green)
Location of Kakamega County (Green)
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital Kakamega
Government
 • Governor Wycliffe Oparanya
Area
 • Total 3,033.8 km2 (1,171.4 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,660,651 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Kakamega County is a county in the former Western Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Kakamega. It has a population of 1,660,651 and an area of 3,033.8 km².[1]

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Kakamega Municipality 73,607 57,128
Malava Town 46,614 1,704
Kakamega County County 483,201 0
Total - 603,422 58,832
* 1999 census. Source: [2]
Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Ikolomani 92,104 0 Ikolomani
Ileho 32,545 0 Kambili
Kabras 149,510 1,530 Malaba
Kakamega municipality 74,115 51,770 Kakamega
Lurambi 85,863 0 Shisilu
Navakholo 65,337 0 Navakholo
Shinyalu 103,948 0 Shinyalu
Total 603,422 53,300 -
* 1999 census. Sources: [3], [4],

The county has nine constituencies (2010):

Services and Urbanisation[edit]

Stats for Kakamega County
County
Stats for the County (Percent)
Urbanisation
15.2
Literacy
72.7
Attending School (15-18 Yrs)
76.3
Paved Roads
4.9
Good Roads
54.1
Electricity Access
5.6
Poverty Rate
53

Stats for the County

Source: USAid Kenya

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 0°17′00″N 34°45′00″E / 0.283333°N 34.75°E / 0.283333; 34.75