Nairobi County

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Nairobi County
Nairobi City Hall
Nairobi City Hall
Flag of Nairobi County
Flag
Coat of arms of Nairobi County
Coat of arms
Location in Kenya
Location in Kenya
Country Kenya
Formed4 March 2013
CapitalNairobi
Government
 • GovernorMike Sonko
Area
 • Total696 km2 (269 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total4,397,073
 • Density6,300/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Websitenairobi.go.ke

Nairobi County is one of the 47 counties of Kenya. The third smallest yet the most populous of the counties, it is coterminous with the city of Nairobi, which is also the capital and largest city of Kenya.[1]

Nairobi County was founded in 2013 on the same boundaries as Nairobi Province, after Kenya's 8 provinces were subdivided into 47 counties.[citation needed]

Constituencies[edit]

The county is composed of 17 Parliamentary constituencies:

Constituency Wards
Westlands Kitisuru · Parklands/Highridge · Kangemi · Karura · Mountain View
Dagoretti North Kilimani · Kawangware · Gatina · Kileleshwa · Kabiro
Dagoretti South Mutu-ini, Ngand'o · Riruta · Uthiru/Ruthimitu · Waithaka
Langata Karen · Nairobi West · Nyayo Highrise · South C
Kibra Laini Saba · Lindi · Makina · Woodley-Kenyatta Golf Course · Sarang'ombe
Roysambu Githurai · Kahawa West · Zimmerman · Roysambu · Kahawa
Kasarani Clay City · Mwiki · Kasarani · Njiru Shopping · Ruai
Ruaraka Babadogo · Utalii · Mathare North · Lucky Summer · Korogocho
Embakasi South Imara Daima · Kwa Njenga · Kwa Reuben · Pipeline · Kware
Embakasi North Kariobangi North · Dandora Area I · Dandora Area II · Dandora Area III · Dandora Area IV
Embakasi Central Kayole North · Kayole NorthCentral · Kayole South · Komarock · Chokaa  · Matopeni/ Spring Valley
Embakasi East Upper Savanna · Lower Savanna · Embakasi  · Utawala · Mihang'o
Embakasi West Umoja I · Umoja II · Mowlem · Kariobangi South
Makadara Maringo/ Hamza · Viwandani · Harambee · Makongeni
Kamukunji Pumwani · Eastleigh North · Eastleigh South · Airbase · California
Starehe Nairobi Central · Ngara · Pangani · Ziwani/ Kariokor · Landimawe · Nairobi South
Mathare Hospital · Mabatini · Huruma · Ngei · Mlango Kubwa · Kiamaiko

Nairobi Metro[edit]

Nairobi County (red) within Nairobi Metro (green)

Nairobi County is within Greater Nairobi which consists of 5 out of 47 counties in Kenya but the area generates about 60% of the nation's wealth.[2][3] The counties are:

Area County Area (km2) Population
Census 2019
Cities/Towns/Municipalities in the Counties
Core Nairobi Nairobi County 694.9 4,397,073 Nairobi
Northern Metro Kiambu County 2,449.2 2,417,735 Kiambu, Thika, Limuru, Ruiru, Karuri, Kikuyu
North Eastern Metro Murang'a County 2,325.8 1,056,640 Gatanga, Kandara, Kenol/Kabati, Murang'a
Southern Metro Kajiado County 21,292.7 1,117,840 Kajiado, Olkejuado, Bissil, Ngong, Kitengela, Kiserian, Ongata Rongai
Eastern Metro Machakos County 5,952.9 1,421,932 Kangundo-Tala, Machakos, Athi River
Totals Nairobi Metro 32,715.5 10,411,220

Source:Nairobi Metropolitan

Kenya Census 2019

Population[edit]

Nairobi has experienced one of the most rapid growths in urban centers. This is unlikely to slow down any time soon because the population in Kenya increases by an average of about 3%.[1]

Quick statistics[edit]

Urbanisation[edit]

Urbanisation in Nairobi Metro
County
Urbanisation in Nairobi Metro (Percent)
Nairobi County
100
Kiambu County
60.8
Murang'a County
30
Machakos County
52
Kajiado County
41.6
 Kenya Average
32.3

Urbanisation by County within Nairobi Metro

Source: OpenDataKenya

Wealth/poverty level[edit]

Wealth/Poverty Level in Nairobi Metro
County
Poverty Level in Nairobi Metro (Percent)
Kajiado County
11.6
Kiambu County
21.8
Nairobi County
22
Machakos County
59.6
 Kenya Average
45.9

Poverty level by County

Source: OpenDataKenya Worldbank

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History | Nairobi City County". 25 April 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  2. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  3. ^ [2][permanent dead link].

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 1°17′00″S 36°49′00″E / 1.2833°S 36.8167°E / -1.2833; 36.8167