Busia, Kenya

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Not to be confused with Busia County.
Busia, Kenya
Busia, Kenya is located in Kenya
Busia, Kenya
Busia, Kenya
Location in Kenya
Coordinates: 00°27′11″N 34°07′30″E / 0.45306°N 34.12500°E / 0.45306; 34.12500
Country Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya
County Busia County
Elevation 3,900 ft (1,200 m)
Population (2009)
 • Total 51,981
Climate Af

Busia is a town in Kenya. It is the capital and largest town of Busia County.

Location[edit]

Busia, Kenya is located in Busia County, in Kenya's Western Province, approximately 268 miles (431 km), by road, west of Nairobi, Kenya's capital and largest city.[1] This location is immediately east of Busia, Uganda. The coordinates of Busia, Kenya are:00 27 11N, 34 07 30E (Latitude:0.4530; Longitude:34.1250).

Overview[edit]

The towns of Busia, Kenya and Busia, Uganda are very busy border towns on Kenya's border with Uganda. The towns of Malaba, Kenya and Malaba, Uganda, approximately 33 kilometres (21 mi) to the north,[2] along with the Busia megalopolis account for the bulk of trade and human traffic between the two East African Community countries. It is expected that in May 2016, the construction of a one-stop-border-crossing between Busia, Kenya and Busia, Uganda will conclude.[3]

Population[edit]

Busia in Kenya has an urban population of 51,981 (2009 census).[4]

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Coordinates: 00°27′11″N 34°07′30″E / 0.45306°N 34.12500°E / 0.45306; 34.12500