Vihiga County

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Vihiga County
County
Coat of arms of Vihiga County
Coat of arms
Location of Vihiga County (Green)
Location of Vihiga County (Green)
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital Vihiga
Government
 • Governor Moses Akaranga
Area
 • Total 531.3 km2 (205.1 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 554,622 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website vihiga.go.ke

Vihiga County is an administrative region in the former Western Province of Kenya whose headquarters is at vihiga, the largest town in the county. The county has a population of 554,622 [1] (2009 census) and an area of 563 km².[2] Vihiga County was split from Kakamega County in 1990.[1]

Local authorities[edit]

Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Vihiga Municipality 98,189 19,067
Luanda Town 68,157 8,757
Vihiga county County 332,537 0
* 1999 census. Source: [2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Emuhaya 69,250 0
Luanda 92,462 8.016 Luanda
Sabatia 117,863 10.135
Tiriki East 59,943 0
Tiriki West 76,370 0
Vihiga 82,995 6.881 Vihiga
* 1999 census. Sources: [3], [4],

Constituencies[edit]

The district has five constituencies:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.scribd.com/doc/36672705/Kenya-Census-2009
  2. ^ statoids.com – Districts of Kenya

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 0°4′N 34°40′E / 0.067°N 34.667°E / 0.067; 34.667