Nyeri County

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Nyeri County
County
Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya
Location of Nyeri County (Green)
Location of Nyeri County (Green)
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital Nyeri
Government
 • Governor Nderitu Gachagwa
Area
 • Total 2,361.0 km2 (911.6 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 693,558 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Nyeri County is a county in the central region of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Nyeri.[2] It has a population of 661,156 and an area of 3,356 km².

People[edit]

The county is located on the southwest flank of Mount Kenya. Local people are predominantly of the Kikuyu ethnicity.

Local authorities[edit]

Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Nyeri Municipality 98,908 46,969
Karatina Municipality 6,852 6,852
Othaya Town 21,427 4,108
Nyeri county County 533,969 10,047
* 1999 census. Source: [1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Kieni east 83,635 2,643 Naro Moru
Kieni west 68,461 5,017 Mweiga
Mathira 150,998 6,275 Karatina
Mukurwe-ini 87,447 1,525 Kiahungu
Nyeri municipality 101,238 40,497 Nyeri
Othaya 88,291 3,846 Othaya
Tetu 80,100 0
* 1999 census. Sources: [2], [3],

Constituencies[edit]

The county has six constituencies:

Central Kenya Region[edit]

Urbanisation[edit]

Urbanisation in Central Kenya
County
Urbanisation in Central Kenya (Percent)
Kiambu County
60.8
Nyeri County
24.5
Nyandarua County
18.5
Muranga County
16.3
Kirinyaga County
15.8
 Kenya Average
32.3

Urbanisation by County in Central Kenya

Source: OpenDataKenya

Wealth/Poverty Level[edit]

Wealth/Poverty Level in Central Kenya
County
Poverty Level in Central Kenya (Percent)
Kirinyaga County
25.2
Muranga County
28.5
Kiambu County
28.9
Nyeri County
32.7
Nyandarua County
46.6
 Kenya Average
45.9

Poverty level by County

Source: OpenDataKenya Worldbank

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.scribd.com/doc/36672705/Kenya-Census-2009
  2. ^ http://kenya.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/profiles/Nyeri%20County%2023%20Jan%202012.pdf

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 0°25′S 36°57′E / 0.417°S 36.950°E / -0.417; 36.950