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Kangundo is located in Kenya
Location of Kangundo-Tala
Coordinates: 1°21′S 37°22′E / 1.35°S 37.37°E / -1.35; 37.37Coordinates: 1°21′S 37°22′E / 1.35°S 37.37°E / -1.35; 37.37
Country  Kenya
County Machakos County
Elevation 1,544 m (5,068 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Metro 218,557[1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Climate Cwb

Kangundo is a town in Kenya's Machakos County in the lower eastern region of Kenya. It is usually classified as being one town with Tala, due to their close proximity.


Officially Kangundo-Tala's population is the 9th largest of any urban area in Kenya. Tala is part of Kangundo town council.[2]

Towns in Machakos County[edit]

Town Population (2009) Rank in Kenya (Population Size)
Kangundo-Tala 218,557 9
Machakos 150,041 13
Athi River 139,380 15
Kathiani 3,365 195
Masii 2,501 211

* 2009 census. Source:[1]

Nairobi Metro[edit]

Machakos County (yellow) within Nairobi Metro (green)

Machakos County is within Greater Nairobi which consists of 4 out of 47 counties in Kenya but the area generates about 60% of the nations wealth.[3][4] The counties are:

Area County Area (km2) Population
Census 2009
Cities/Towns/Municipalities in the Counties
Core Nairobi Nairobi County 694.9 3,138,369 Nairobi
Northern Metro Kiambu County 2,449.2 1,623,282 Kiambu, Thika, Limuru, Ruiru, Karuri, Kikuyu
Southern Metro Kajiado County 21,292.7 687,312 Kajiado, Olkejuado, Bissil, Ngong, Kitengela, Kiserian, Ongata Rongai
Eastern Metro Machakos County 5,952.9 1,098,584 Kangundo-Tala, Machakos, Athi River
Totals Nairobi Metro 30,389.7 6,547,547

Source: NairobiMetro/ Kenya Census

See also[edit]