Isinya

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Coordinates: 1°40′S 36°51′E / 1.667°S 36.850°E / -1.667; 36.850 Isinya is a town in Kajiado County, Kenya. Isinya, located at -1.67 latitude, 36.85 longitude,[1] is 58 km south of Nairobi and 19 km north of Kajiado, the capital of the district.

The town of Isinya is situated along the Nairobi-Arusha highway. It has a population of 8,670.[2]

Isinya has a private airfield called Orly Airpark, often mistakenly thought to be named after Orly Airport in Paris. The name Orly is actually short for the name of area where the airfield is based, Olooloitikosh. .[3] Some pilots and aviation schools prefer the airfield over Wilson Airport in Nairobi, due to lower costs.

The mineral gypsum is mined in this area.[4]

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San Toki Country Resorts is located in Isinya along the pipeline road 5 Kilometers from Isinya Town and 32 Kilometers from Kiserian.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Isinya, Kenya". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2006. 
  2. ^ http://www.knbs.or.ke/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&download=582:volume-1a-population-distribution-by-administrative-units&id=109:population-and-housing-census-2009&Itemid=599
  3. ^ Mburu, Stephen (October 30, 2005). "Aviation worthies build own airport" (PDF). The Sunday Nation. Nation Media Group. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 30, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2006. 
  4. ^ "Kajiado District Profile". Retrieved September 15, 2006. [dead link]