Nairobi City Hall
Location in Kenya
|Formed||4 March 2013|
|• Governor||Mike Mbuvi Sonko|
|• Total||696 km2 (269 sq mi)|
|• Density||4,800/km2 (13,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
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.
Nairobi County was founded in 2013 on the same boundaries as Nairobi Province, after Kenya's 8 provinces were subdivided into 47 counties.
The county is composed of 17 Parliamentary constituencies:
|Cities/Towns/Municipalities in the Counties|
|Core Nairobi||Nairobi County||694.9||3,138,369||Nairobi|
|Northern Metro||Kiambu County||2,449.2||1,623,282||Kiambu, Thika, Limuru, Ruiru, Karuri, Kikuyu|
|North Eastern Metro||Murang'a County||2,325.8||942,581||Gatanga, Kandara, Kenol/Kabati, Murang'a|
|Southern Metro||Kajiado County||21,292.7||687,312||Kajiado, Olkejuado, Bissil, Ngong, Kitengela, Kiserian, Ongata Rongai|
|Eastern Metro||Machakos County||5,952.9||1,098,584||Kangundo-Tala, Machakos, Athi River|
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%.
Urbanisation in Nairobi Metro (Percent)
Urbanisation by County within Nairobi Metro
Poverty Level in Nairobi Metro (Percent)
Poverty level by County