Laikipia County

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Laikipia County
Flag of Laikipia County
Coat of arms of Laikipia County
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Location of Laikipia County (Green)
Location of Laikipia County (Green)
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital presently Nanyuki proposed Rumuruti
 • Governor Joshua Irungu
 • Total 8,696.1 km2 (3,357.6 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 399,227 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Laikipia County is one of the 47 counties of Kenya, located on the Equator in the former Rift Valley Province of the country. The county has two major urban centres: Nanyuki to the southeast, and Nyahururu to the southwest. Its capital is Rumuruti.

Economic activity in the county consists mainly of tourism and agriculture, chiefly grain crops, ranching and greenhouse horticulture.

The county has a cool, temperate climate with both rainy and dry seasons.

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Nanyuki Municipality 39,838 31,577
Nyahururu Municipality 32,120 24,751
Rumuruti Town 31,649 4,249
Laikipia County 218,580 3,610
Total - 322,187 64,187
* 1999 census. Source: [1]
Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Central 77,478 28,489 Nanyuki
Lamuria 38,517 0 Lamuria
Mukogondo 13,176 624 Dol Dol
Ngarua 65,545 2,813 Kinamba
Nyahururu 37,412 22,459 Nyahururu
Olmoran 11,069 0
Rumuruti 78,894 4,061 Rumuruti
Total 322,187 58,466 -
* 1999 census. Sources: [2], [3],

The county has three constituencies:

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Coordinates: 0°5′N 36°40′E / 0.083°N 36.667°E / 0.083; 36.667