|• Governor||Governor Ndathi|
|• Total||37 km2 (14 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,161 m (5,450 ft)|
|• Density||512/km2 (1,330/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Sagana is a small town in Kirinyaga District, Central, Kenya. It is along the Nairobi-Nyeri highway, 100 kilometres north of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. Its name comes from Kenyas longest river, Tana River which is also called Thagana.
- Sagana Technical Institute
- Sagana Country Lodge
- Highcrest Preparatory School
- Savage Wilderness Camp - Whitewater Rafting
- Sagana Fisheries
- Suncity Resort
- Bethany House
Sagana has 2 distinct rainy seasons and dry weather throughout the year. Average 30 year annual rainfall is 1,166 mm.
The warmest period is February through April with a distinct cool season between June and August, when rainfall is at a minimum. Even though there is little rain, the skies tend to be overcast much of the day during this period. A rainy period known as the “short rains” occurs between October and December. The “long rains” fall from March through May with a single-month peak of 500 mm or more in April.
Daily average: 17 to 23°C Cool season average: 17 to 19°C Warm season average: 19 to 23°C Daily minimum: 14 to 19°C Daily maximum: 20 to 30°C
Sagana is situated at the edge of a large plain at the southern foot of Mt. Kenya. Soils were formed on volcanic rocks from Mt. Kenya — latest Pliocene to Pleistocene basalts, phonolites, and pyroclastics. In areas with free drainage conditions on moderate to steep slopes, lateritic and red to reddishbrown soils are present. some areas with black cotton soils indicate that the soils have formed under restricted drainage conditions, which are the result of low rainfall and the presence of level to moderate slopes.
The town is known to have started in the early 19th Century.
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