Liboi

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Liboi
Liboi
Town
Liboi is located in Kenya
Liboi
Liboi
Location in Kenya.
Coordinates: 00°21′20″N 40°52′32″E / 0.35556°N 40.87556°E / 0.35556; 40.87556Coordinates: 00°21′20″N 40°52′32″E / 0.35556°N 40.87556°E / 0.35556; 40.87556
Country  Kenya
County Garissa County
Population (2009 Census)
 • Total 11,440[1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Liboi is a town in Garissa County, Kenya, at the border with Somalia.

Location[edit]

The town is located approximately 180 kilometres (112 mi), by road, north-east of Garissa, the location of the county headquarters.[2] Liboi is located about 78 kilometres (48 mi) east of Dadaab.[3] This is approximately 546 kilometres (339 mi), by road, northeast of Nairobi, the capital and largest city in Kenya.[4] The coordinates of Liboi are:00°21'20.0"N, 40°52'32.0"E (Latitude:0.355557; Longitude:40.875549).[5]

Overview[edit]

Liboi is an administrative location in Liboi division, one of eleven administrative divisions of the Garissa County. Liboi location has a total population of 11,440, as of 2009. Electorally Liboi is a ward and part of Dadaab Constituency.[1] Liboi Airport, which lies within the town, serves Liboi and neighboring communities.[6]

History[edit]

On 6 September 1940, Liboi was the site of fighting during World War II between Allied forces under British command and Italian colonial forces; the battle was an Italian victory. This was the first engagement of the war involving South African troops.

In the early 1990s, at the beginning of the Somali Civil War, Liboi was the site of a major refugee camp; in 1992, 50,000 Somalis were living near Liboi.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Soft Kenya (31 August 2010). "Liboi County Assembly Ward". Nairobi: Softkenya.com. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Globefeed.com (12 September 2016). "Distance between Garissa, Garissa County, Kenya and Liboi, Garissa County, Kenya". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Globefeed.com (12 September 2016). "Distance between Dadaab, Garissa County, Kenya and Liboi, Garissa County, Kenya". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  4. ^ Globefeed.com (12 September 2016). "Distance between Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya and Liboi, Garissa County, Kenya". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Google (12 September 2016). "Location of Liboi, Garissa County, Kenya" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Google (12 September 2016). "Location of Liboi Airport, Liboi, Garissa County, Kenya" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Perez, Jane (16 February 1992). "Somali Refugees Find Little Relief at Kenya Camp". The New York Times. New York City. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 

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