Kiambu County

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Kiambu County
County
The Fourteen Falls
The Fourteen Falls
Location of Kiambu County (Green)
Location of Kiambu County (Green)
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital Kiambu
Government
 • Governor William Kabogo
Area
 • Total 2,449.2 km2 (945.6 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,623,282 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website kiambu.go.ke

Kiambu County is a county in the former Central Province of Kenya. Its capital is Kiambu and its largest town is Thika. The county is adjacent to the northern border of Nairobi County and has a population of 1,623,282.[2]

The county is predominantly rural, but its urban population is increasing as Nairobi is growing rapidly. Kikuyu are the dominant tribe in the county.

In 2007, Kiambu District was subdivided in two: Kiambu East and Kiambu West. Kiambu West district took Limuru, Lari and Kikuyu divisions,[3] with Limuru as its district capital.

Local authorities[edit]

Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Kiambu Municipality 72,139 13,814
Limuru Municipality 70,765 4,141
Karuri Town 100,506 19,746
Kikuyu Town 165,594 4,104
Kiambu county County 335,006 5,319
* 1999 census. Source: [1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Githunguri 136,554 8,831 Githunguri
Kiambaa 188,055 22,861 Kiambu
Kikuyu 194,521 3,724 Kikuyu
Lari 111,302 0
Limuru 113,578 3,708 Limuru
* 1999 census. Sources: [2], [3]

Constituencies[edit]

The county has seven constituencies:

Nairobi Metro[edit]

Kiambu County (purple) within Nairobi Metro (green)

Kiambu County is within Greater Nairobi which consists of 4 out of 47 counties in Kenya but the area generates about 60% of the nations wealth.[4][5] The counties are:

Area County Area (km2) Population
Census 2009
Cities/Towns/Municipalities in the Counties
Core Nairobi Nairobi County 694.9 3,138,369 Nairobi
Northern Metro Kiambu County 2,449.2 1,623,282 Kiambu, Thika, Limuru, Ruiru, Karuri, Kikuyu
Southern Metro Kajiado County 21,292.7 687,312 Kajiado, Olkejuado, Bissil, Ngong, Kitengela, Kiserian, Ongata Rongai
Eastern Metro Machakos County 5,952.9 1,098,584 Kangundo-Tala, Machakos, Athi River
Totals Nairobi Metro 30,389.7 6,547,547

Source: NairobiMetro/ Kenya Census

Stats[edit]

Nairobi Metro[edit]

Urbanisation[edit]

Urbanisation in Nairobi Metro
County
Urbanisation in Nairobi Metro (Percent)
Nairobi County
100
Kiambu County
60.8
Machakos County
52
Kajiado County
41.4
 Kenya Average
32.3

Urbanisation by County within Nairobi Metro

Source: OpenDataKenya

Wealth/Poverty Level[edit]

Wealth/Poverty Level in Nairobi Metro
County
Poverty Level in Nairobi Metro (Percent)
Kajiado County
11.6
Kiambu County
21.8
Nairobi County
22
Machakos County
59.6
 Kenya Average
45.9

Poverty level by County

Source: OpenDataKenya Worldbank

Central Kenya Region[edit]

Urbanisation[edit]

Urbanisation in Central Kenya
County
Urbanisation in Central Kenya (Percent)
Kiambu County
60.8
Nyeri County
24.5
Nyandarua County
18.5
Muranga County
16.3
Kirinyaga County
15.8
 Kenya Average
32.3

Urbanisation by County in Central Kenya

Source: OpenDataKenya

Wealth/Poverty Level[edit]

Wealth/Poverty Level in Central Kenya
County
Poverty Level in Central Kenya (Percent)
Kirinyaga County
25.2
Muranga County
28.5
Kiambu County
28.9
Nyeri County
32.7
Nyandarua County
46.6
 Kenya Average
45.9

Poverty level by County

Source: OpenDataKenya Worldbank

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 1°10′S 36°50′E / 1.167°S 36.833°E / -1.167; 36.833