Kiongwe

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Kiongwe
Settlement
Kiongwe is located in Kenya
Kiongwe
Kiongwe
Coordinates: 2°23′S 40°47′E / 2.383°S 40.783°E / -2.383; 40.783Coordinates: 2°23′S 40°47′E / 2.383°S 40.783°E / -2.383; 40.783
Population (2009)[citation needed]
 • Total 834
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Kiongwe is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Lying on the shore of the Indian Ocean it serves as the popular coastal tourism centre. The settlement has a population of 834 as per the 2009 census.

Kiongwe is one of Kenya's oldest continually inhabited settlements, and was one of the original Swahili settlements along coastal East Africa. Kiongwe is a popular resort because of its marvelous Indian Ocean beaches, wildlife and at same time it is a destination for backpackers in search of an 'authentic' experience.

Geography and climate[edit]

Being a coastal settlement, Kiongwe is characterised by a flat topography.

Kiongwe has a warm, tropical climate. The amount of rainfall depends essentially on season. The rainiest months are April and May, while in January to February the rainfall is minimal.

Climate data for Kiongwe
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.0
(89.6)
32.3
(90.1)
32.6
(90.7)
31.2
(88.2)
29.3
(84.7)
28.4
(83.1)
27.7
(81.9)
27.9
(82.2)
28.8
(83.8)
29.6
(85.3)
30.6
(87.1)
31.6
(88.9)
30.17
(86.3)
Average low °C (°F) 23.2
(73.8)
23.6
(74.5)
24.2
(75.6)
23.9
(75)
22.7
(72.9)
21.3
(70.3)
20.4
(68.7)
20.3
(68.5)
20.8
(69.4)
22.0
(71.6)
23.1
(73.6)
23.3
(73.9)
22.4
(72.32)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 33
(1.3)
15
(0.59)
56
(2.2)
163
(6.42)
240
(9.45)
80
(3.15)
70
(2.76)
66
(2.6)
72
(2.83)
97
(3.82)
92
(3.62)
75
(2.95)
1,059
(41.69)
Source: WorldWeather.org[1]

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