Thika District

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Thika District is an administrative district in the Central Province of Kenya. Its capital town is Thika. The district is adjacent to the northeastern border of Nairobi. The district has a population of 645.713 [1].

The district is predominantly rural, but its urban population is soaring as Nairobi is growing rapidly. Kikuyu are the dominant tribe in the district.

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Thika Municipality 88,265 82,665
Ruiru Municipality 109,349 79,741
Thika county County 448,099 5,968
Total - 645,713 168,374
* 1999 census. Source: [2]
Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Gatanga 103,048 0
Gatundu 113,699 0 Gatundu
Kakuzi 71,622 0
Kamwangi (Gatundu north) 99,460 0 Kamwangi
Ruiru (Juja) 150,710 81,709 Ruiru
Thika municipality 107,174 75,893 Thika
Total 645,713 157,602
* 1999 census. Sources: [3], [4],

The district has four constituencies:

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Coordinates: 1°02′S 37°05′E / 1.033°S 37.083°E / -1.033; 37.083