Kitale

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Kitale
Municipality
Nickname(s): KTL
Kitale is located in Kenya
Kitale
Kitale
Location in Kenya
Coordinates: 1°01′N 35°00′E / 1.017°N 35.000°E / 1.017; 35.000
Country  Kenya
County Trans-Nzoia County
Elevation 1,900 m (6,200 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 107,806 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Kitale is an agricultural town in northern rift valley Kenya situated between Mount Elgon and the Cherangani Hills at an elevation of around 1,900 metres (6,200 ft).[2] Its population is 106,187 as of 2009.[1]

The National Museum of Western Kenya is located at Kitale. It is a natural history museum and was originally created by Lt Col. Hugh Stoneham in 1926.[3]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Kitale
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.0
(80.6)
27.7
(81.9)
27.5
(81.5)
25.8
(78.4)
24.8
(76.6)
24.1
(75.4)
23.3
(73.9)
23.7
(74.7)
24.8
(76.6)
25.1
(77.2)
24.9
(76.8)
25.7
(78.3)
25.4
(77.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 18.8
(65.8)
19.5
(67.1)
19.8
(67.6)
19.3
(66.7)
18.7
(65.7)
17.9
(64.2)
17.4
(63.3)
17.5
(63.5)
17.9
(64.2)
18.3
(64.9)
18.1
(64.6)
18.1
(64.6)
18.4
(65.1)
Average low °C (°F) 10.5
(50.9)
11.4
(52.5)
12.0
(53.6)
12.9
(55.2)
12.6
(54.7)
11.7
(53.1)
11.6
(52.9)
11.3
(52.3)
11.0
(51.8)
11.5
(52.7)
11.3
(52.3)
10.5
(50.9)
11.5
(52.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 20.4
(0.803)
52.2
(2.055)
102.5
(4.035)
190.3
(7.492)
198.4
(7.811)
101.1
(3.98)
123.3
(4.854)
150.9
(5.941)
102.8
(4.047)
91.5
(3.602)
90.9
(3.579)
34.8
(1.37)
1,259.1
(49.571)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 8 13 14 13 17 15 13 14 13 7 5 5 137
Mean monthly sunshine hours 257.3 218.4 226.3 195.0 210.8 207.0 192.2 201.5 210.0 223.2 207.0 254.2 2,602.9
Mean daily sunshine hours 8.3 7.8 7.3 6.5 6.8 6.9 6.2 6.5 7.0 7.2 6.9 8.2 7.13
Source: NOAA[4]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 1°01′N 35°00′E / 1.017°N 35.000°E / 1.017; 35.000