Nairobi County

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Not to be confused with Nairobi.
Nairobi County
County
Nairobi City Hall
Nairobi City Hall
Flag of Nairobi County
Flag
Coat of arms of Nairobi County
Coat of arms
Location of Nairobi County (Green)
Location of Nairobi County (Green)
Country  Kenya
Formed 4 March 2013
Capital Nairobi
Government
 • Governor Evans Kidero
Area
 • Total 696 km2 (269 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 3,375,000
 • Density 4,800/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website nairobicity.go.ke

Nairobi County is one of the 47 Counties of Kenya. Its capital and only city is Nairobi, which is also Kenya's capital and largest city.

Nairobi County was founded in 2013 on the same boundaries as Nairobi Province, after Kenya's 8 provinces were subdivided into 47 counties.

Constituencies[edit]

The county is composed of 17 Parliamentary constituencies:

Constituency Wards
Westlands Kitisuru · Parklands/Highridge · [[]] · Kangemi · Mountain View
Dagoretti North Kilimani · Kawangware · Gatina · Kileleshwa · Kabiro ·
Dagoretti South Mutu-ini./Karen · Ngand'o · Riruta Nyayo Highrise · Uthiru/Ruthimitu · Waithaka ·
Langata Karen · Nairobi West · Karura · South C · [[]] ·
Kibra Laini Saba · Lindi · Makina · Woodley-Kenyatta Golf Course · Sarang'ombe ·
Roysambu Githurai · Kahawa West · Zimmermann · Roysambu · Kahawa
Kasarani Clay City · Mwiki · Kasarani · Njiru · Ruai
Ruaraka Babadogo · Utalii · Mathare North · Lucky Summer · Korogocho ·
Embakasi South Imara Daima · Kwa Njenga · Kwa Reuben · Pipeline · Kware ·
Embakasi North Kariobangi North · Dandora Area I · Dandora Area II · Dandora Area III · Dandora Area IV ·
Embakasi Central Kayole North · Kayole NorthCentral · Kayole South · Komarock · Matopeni/ Spring Valley ·
Embakasi East Upper Savanna · Lower Savanna · Embakasi · Utawala · Mihang'o ·
Embakasi West Umoja I · Umoja II · Mowlem · Kariobangi South ·
Makadara Maringo/ Hamza · Viwandani · Harambee · Makongeni ·
Kamukunji Pumwani · Eastleigh North · Eastleigh South · Airbase · California ·
Starehe Nairobi Central · Ngara · Pangani · Ziwani/ Kariokor · Landimawe · Nairobi South ·
Mathare Hospital · Mabatini · Huruma · Ngei · Mlango Kubwa · Kiamaiko ·

Nairobi Metro[edit]

Nairobi County (red) within Nairobi Metro (green)

Nairobi 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.[1][2] 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

Population[edit]

Nairobi has experienced one of the most rapid growths in urban centres. Which isn't likely to slow down any time soon due to the fact that the population in Kenya increases by an average of about 3% i.e. 1 million each year.

Quick Stats[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

See also[edit]

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Coordinates: 1°17′00″S 36°49′00″E / 1.2833°S 36.8167°E / -1.2833; 36.8167