Lang'ata

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Lang'ata
Langata
Lang'ata is located in Kenya
Lang'ata
Lang'ata
Location in Kenya
Coordinates: 01°21′58″S 36°44′17″E / 1.36611°S 36.73806°E / -1.36611; 36.73806
Country  Kenya
County Nairobi County
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Lang'ata is a suburb of Nairobi in Kenya. The suburb consists of many smaller housing developments, referred to as estates. They include Nairobi Dam, Otiende, Southlands, Ngei, Jambo estate, Onyonka, Madaraka Estate, Rubia and many others. These developments are primarily maisonettes or apartment blocks.

Location[edit]

Lang'ata lies southwest of the city's central business district, east of Karen, approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi), by road, from the centre of Nairobi.[1] The coordinates of Lang'ata are:1°21'58.0"S, 36°44'17.0"E (Latitude:-1.366111; Longitude:36.738056).[2]

Overview[edit]

Lang'ata has several attractions such as the Giraffe Centre,[3] the Uhuru (freedom) gardens, and a tourist village Bomas of Kenya. Lang'ata also has the Carnivore Restaurant and adjoining Carnivore grounds, where many concerts are hosted. Wilson Airport, the largest private airport in Kenya, can also be found in Lang'ata. Lang'ata also has a gate to the Nairobi National Park.[citation needed]

Lang'ata is also name of the Langata Constituency, which covers affluent estates Karen and Lang'ata, but numerically most its voters come from Kibera, the largest slum in Kenya. Langata Constituency has now been subdivided to two Constituencies i.e. Langata and Kibra Constituencies. The current MP of Lang'ata is Joshua Olum.[citation needed] The coined term Karengata is used refer to either Karen or Lang'ata.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Travel Distance Between Nairobi Central Business District And Lang'ata With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Google, . "Location of Lang'ata At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  3. ^ BB, . (10 July 2014). "Fantastic Photos of The Giraffe Centre In Langata, Kenya". Boomsbeat.com (BB). Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "NAIROBI JAPANESE SCHOOL." (map to the Nairobi Japanese School) (Archive) Rosslyn Academy. Retrieved on August 27, 2013.
  5. ^ Google, . "Location of the Main Campus of Catholic University of Eastern Africa At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 

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Coordinates: 01°21′58″S 36°44′17″E / 1.36611°S 36.73806°E / -1.36611; 36.73806