Mandera

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Mandera
Mandheera
City
Mandera is located in Kenya
Mandera
Mandera
Location in Kenya.
Coordinates: 03°55′N 41°50′E / 3.917°N 41.833°E / 3.917; 41.833Coordinates: 03°55′N 41°50′E / 3.917°N 41.833°E / 3.917; 41.833
Country  Kenya
County Mandera
Population (1999)
 • Total 30,433
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Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Mandera (Somali: Mandheera) is the capital of Mandera County in the former North Eastern Province of Kenya. It is situated at around 3°55′N 41°50′E / 3.917°N 41.833°E / 3.917; 41.833, near the borders with Somalia and Ethiopia.

Districts[edit]

Mandera is the capital of the Mandera District.[2]

As a whole, it used to constitute one district, which was divided into three smaller constituencies; namely, Mandera East, Mandera Central and Mandera West. However, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki in 2007 ordered the creation of two more districts: Mandera Central Mandera West Lafey, Mandera north and Banisa. This brought the total number of local districts to six.

The town occupies an area of 26,744 km².[2]

Demographics[edit]

As with the other areas of the North Eastern Province, Mandera is predominantly inhabited by ethnic Somalis.

Climate[edit]

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Mandera's climate is categorized as arid under the Köppen climate classification. Temperatures tend to be hot throughout the year. Daily temperatures are typically above 30 °C (86 °F), while at night, they can fall to 20 °C (68 °F). Precipitation is extremely low, with the area receiving a very minimal amount of rain. Droughts are not unusual, often resulting in significant loss of livestock in rural areas where pastoralism is common.[3]

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