Nandi County

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Nandi County
County
Location of Nandi County (Green)
Location of Nandi County (Green)
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital Kapsabet
Government
 • Governor Dr.Cleophas Lagat
Area
 • Total 2,884.5 km2 (1,113.7 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 752,965 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Nandi County, earlier a part of Rift Valley Province, is a county based in Kenya. Its capital, Kapsabet, is the largest town in the county. According to a 2009 census, the county has a population of 752,965 [2]

The county's major area is covered by the Nandi Hills. Although there are number of tribal communities in Nandi, the majority of the people belong to the native tribe called Nandi.

Education & Sports[edit]

Nandi County is home to many world record holders in athletics, including Kipchoge Keino, Henry Rono, Moses Tanui, and Bernard Lagat.

There are 443 primary education schools and 80 secondary education schools in Nandi. Kapsabet Boys High school, situated in Kapsabet, it is one of the most prominent schools in Kenya.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

Poverty Level: 47.4%[citation needed]

Businesses: Agriculture, Sports, and Tourism[citation needed]

Major Crops: Tea, Maize, Coffee, and Sugarcane[citation needed]

Health[edit]

There are 3 hospitals, 45 dispensaries, and 9 health care centers in Nandi. It has a Doctor to Population Ratio of 1:94,000.[citation needed]

Tourist Destinations[edit]

The major tourist destinations include Koitalel Samoei Meuseum, Kipps Bay Conservancy, and the Nandi Escarpment.[citation needed]

Local authorities[edit]

Authority Type Population[3] Urban population[3]
Kapsabet Municipality 64,830 17,918
Nandi Hills Town 63,134 3,575
Nandi county County 450,787 3,156

Administrative divisions[edit]

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Constituencies[edit]

The district has six constituencies:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Division Population[4][5] Urban population.[4][5] Headquarters
Aldai 96,220 200 Kobujoi
Kabiyet 43,367 751 Kabiyet
Kapsabet 125,115 16,942 Kapsabet
Kaptumo 26,782 150 Kaptumo
Kilibwoni 62,692 116 Kilibwoni
Kipkaren 52,753 0
Kosirai 35,383 957
Nandi Hills 77,514 3499 Nandi Hills

Coordinates: 0°10′00″N 35°09′00″E / 0.166667°N 35.15°E / 0.166667; 35.15