Migori County

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Migori County
County
Close to Awendo Town, Migori
Close to Awendo Town, Migori
Location of Migori County (Green)
Location of Migori County (Green)
Country Kenya
Formed March 4, 2013
Capital Migori
Government
 • Governor Zachary Obado
Area
 • Total 2,586.4 km2 (998.6 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 917,170 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website migori.go.ke

Migori County is a county in the former Nyanza Province of southwestern Kenya. Its capital is Migori, which is also its Largest town. The county has a population of 917,170. Migori county is perhaps the most diverse county in Nyanza after Kisumu. The inhabitants of Migori include Suba-Luos, Luos, Kuria, Kissii's, Luhya, Somalis, a small pockets of Indians, Arabs, and Nubians. Migori town serves as in important link between Kenya and Tanzania and also the second most viable commercial center in Luo-Nyanza after Kisumu. Other major towns in Migori county include Kehanncha and Isebania in Kuria District.

With the nationwide creation of new districts in 2007, Migori District was split into two districts: Rongo (North) and Migori (South) districts. The headquarters of Migori County remain in Migori, but those of Rongo District moved to Rongo town. The split occurs between Suba and Uriri Division.

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Migori Municipality 46,576 31,644
Awendo Town 93,387 13,760
Rongo Town 64,528 6,175
Migori County County 310,406 4,331
Total - 514,897 55,910
* 1999 census. Source: [1]
Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban
population*
Population
density
Headquarters
Awendo 90,153 13,509 352 Awendo
Karungu 27,901 3,322 201 Karungu
Muhuru 16,882 0 386
Nyatike 65,502 0 133
Rongo 79,817 2,918 376 Rongo
Suba East 91,548 29,825 451 Migori
Suba West 52,876 0 191
Uriri 90,218 0 237 Uriri
Total 514,897 49,574 257 (average) -
* 1999 census. Sources: [2], [3]

The county has four constituencies:[2]

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Coordinates: 0°40′S 34°50′E / 0.667°S 34.833°E / -0.667; 34.833