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 UTC+3 (EAT)

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]. Kitale is the capital town of Trans Nzoia County.

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] Just next to the museum there is a demonstration farm with agroforestry practices run by a Swedish non-governmental organisation called Vi Agroforestry.

Climate

Climate data for Kitale (1961–1990, extremes 1921–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36.0
(96.8)
35.2
(95.4)
37.8
(100)
33.0
(91.4)
33.3
(91.9)
29.2
(84.6)
27.8
(82)
30.0
(86)
29.8
(85.6)
29.8
(85.6)
33.0
(91.4)
33.6
(92.5)
37.8
(100)
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)
Record low °C (°F) 6.0
(42.8)
6.0
(42.8)
7.0
(44.6)
7.4
(45.3)
7.3
(45.1)
7.0
(44.6)
8.0
(46.4)
6.5
(43.7)
7.0
(44.6)
7.0
(44.6)
5.0
(41)
5.8
(42.4)
5.0
(41)
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
Average relative humidity (%) 50 52 54 66 70 70 73 72 67 63 63 56 63
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 7.1
Source #1: NOAA[4]
Source #2: Deutscher Wetterdienst (humidity, 1961–1990),[5] Meteo Climat (record highs and lows)[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "2009 Census Vol 1 Table 3 Rural and Urban Population". Archived from the original on 2016-07-29. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  2. ^ http://www.africapedia.com/THE-40-HIGHEST-TOWNS-AND-CITIES-IN-AFRICA
  3. ^ "About Kenyan Museums". Kenyan Museums. Archived from the original on 2013-11-11.
  4. ^ "Kitale Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  5. ^ "Klimatafel von Kitale / Kenia" (PDF). Baseline climate means (1961-1990) from stations all over the world (in German). Deutscher Wetterdienst. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  6. ^ "Station Kitale" (in French). Meteo Climat. Retrieved August 31, 2016.

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