Narok County

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Not to be confused with Narok.
Narok County
County
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Location of Narok County (Green)
Location of Narok County (Green)
Coordinates: 1°15′S 35°37′E / 1.250°S 35.617°E / -1.250; 35.617Coordinates: 1°15′S 35°37′E / 1.250°S 35.617°E / -1.250; 35.617
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital Narok
Government
 • Governor Samwel Kuntai
Area
 • Total 17,921.2 km2 (6,919.4 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 850,920 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website http://www.narok.go.ke/

Narok County is a county in Kenya. Narok County has a population of 850,920.[2] Its capital and largest town is Narok.

Along with Kisii County, Narok County has been identified as having the highest level of practice of female genital cutting in the country, despite the practice being outlawed in 2001.[3]

In 1994, Trans Mara District was split from Narok District.

County subdivisions[edit]

The County has five constituencies:

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Narok Town 41,092 24,091
Narok County County 324,658 2,839
Total - 365,750 26,930
* 1999 census. Source: [1]
Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban
population*
population
density
Area (km²) Headquarters
Central 41,162 22,488 44 935,5 Narok
Loita 15,557 0 9 1728,6
Mara 41,964 0 9 4662,7
Mau 77,686 1,898 30 2589,5
Mulot 68,432 0 95 720,3
Olokurto 44,326 837 36 1231,3
Ololulunga 53,828 0 36 1495,2 Ololulungu
Osupuko 22,795 0 12 1899,6
Total 365,750 25,233 24 (average) 15,263 -
* 1999 census. Sources: [2], [3],

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.scribd.com/doc/36672705/Kenya-Census-2009
  2. ^ http://www.scribd.com/doc/36672705/Kenya-Census-2009
  3. ^ BBC News, "Kenyan Girls Flee Circumcision" (on circumcision), BBC News - In Pictures, 2003, webpage: BBC-News-In-Pictures-Kenya.