Naivasha

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Naivasha
Municipality
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Naivasha is located in Kenya
Naivasha
Naivasha
Location in Kenya
Coordinates: 0°43′S 36°26′E / 0.717°S 36.433°E / -0.717; 36.433
Country  Kenya
County Nakuru County
Elevation[2] 2,086 m (6,843 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 181,966 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Naivasha is a market town in Nakuru County, Kenya, lying north west of Nairobi. It is located on the shore of Lake Naivasha and along the Nairobi - Nakuru highway and Uganda Railway.

The town has a total population of 181,966 (2009 census).[1]

The main industry is agriculture, especially floriculture.

Naivasha is also a popular tourist destination. Hell's Gate National Park (the main locations for Lion King, including Pride Rock and the Gorge, are modelled after the park[3]), Longonot National Park and Mount Longonot are nearby attractions. Tours also have included Lake Naivasha, to observe birdlife and hippopotamus behavior, [4] as well as other wild animals.

In the late 1970s-1980s Lake Naivasha was overrun with poachers and foreign creatures introduced into the lake to provide fishing.[citation needed] The migratory paths along lake Naivasha were being destroyed by the local rose industry.[citation needed] Naturalist, Joan Root, spent the last decade of her life trying to save the lake and its wildlife.

A resort in Naivasha was the location for much of the negotiations of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement ending the Second Sudanese Civil War, commonly known as the "Naivasha Agreement".

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  1. ^ a b https://www.opendata.go.ke/Population/2009-Census-Vol-1-Table-3-Rural-and-Urban-Populati/e7c7-w67t/1
  2. ^ http://dateandtime.info/citycoordinates.php?id=184707
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110357/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv
  4. ^ "Lake Naivasha Country Club" (wildlife, map, photos), Go2Africa, 2003, go2africa.com webpage: Nav.

Coordinates: 0°43′12.85″S 36°25′42.71″E / 0.7202361°S 36.4285306°E / -0.7202361; 36.4285306

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