Kirinyaga County

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Kirinyaga County
County
Location of Kirinyaga County (Green)
Location of Kirinyaga County (Green)
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital Kerugoya/ Kutus
Government
 • Governor Joseph Ndathi
Area
 • Total 1,205.4 km2 (465.4 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 528,054 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website kirinyagacounty.or.ke

Kirinyaga County is a county in the former Central Province of Kenya. Its capital is Kerugoya/Kutus and its largest town is Wanguru.[2] In 2009, the county had a population of 528,054[1] and an area of 1,205.4 km².

History[edit]

Kirinyaga District was created in 1963 out of the western part of Embu District.[2]

In 2007, Kirinyaga District was divided into four new districts:

Administration[edit]

The County Council of Kirinyaga administers all of Kirinyaga County, except the area administered by the Municipal Council of Kerugoya /Kutus and the Town council of Sagana-Kagio.[2]

Subdivisions[edit]

Kirinyaga District is divided as follows:

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Kerugoya/Kutus Municipality 39,441 14,056
Sagana Town 22,475 3,031
Kirinyaga County 395,189 13,103
Total - 457,105 30,190
* 1999 census. Source: [1]
Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Central 74,068 12,585 Kerugoya
Gichugu 121,738 1,988 Kianyaga
Mwea 125,962 7,625 Wanguru
Ndia 135,337 2,960 Baricho
Total 457,105 25,158 -
* 1999 census. Sources: [2], [3],

The county has four constituencies:

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: 0°30′S 37°17′E / 0.500°S 37.283°E / -0.500; 37.283