Narok County

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Narok County
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Location in Kenya
Location in Kenya
Coordinates: 1°15′S 35°37′E / 1.250°S 35.617°E / -1.250; 35.617Coordinates: 1°15′S 35°37′E / 1.250°S 35.617°E / -1.250; 35.617
Country Kenya
FormedMarch 4th 2013
CapitalNarok
Government
 • GovernorSamwel Tunai
Area
 • Total17,921.2 km2 (6,919.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total850,920[1]
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Websitenarok.go.ke

Narok County is a county in Kenya with a cosmopolitan population projected at around 1,130,703 persons as of 2018, with the dominant community being the Maasai. The ratio of male and female is one to one[2]. Its capital and largest town is Narok.

Narok County is situated in the southern part of the Great Rift Valley. Narok lies between latitudes 0° 50´ and 1° 50´ South and longitude 35° 28′ and 36° 25´ East. The county borders the Republic of Tanzania and six other counties – Nakuru, Bomet, Nyamira, Kisii, Migori County and Kajiado[3]. Its capital and largest town is Narok.

The main cash crop grown in Narok County is wheat.

Along with Kisii County, Narok County has been identified as having the highest level of practice of female genital cutting in the country, despite the practice being outlawed in 2001.[4]

County subdivisions[edit]

The County has six constituencies:

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Narok Town 41,092 24,091
Narok County County 324,658 2,839
Total - 365,750 26,930
* 1999 census. Source: [1]
Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban
population*
population
density
Area (km²) Headquarters
Central 41,162 22,488 44 935,5 Narok
Loita 15,557 0 9 1728,6
Mara 41,964 0 9 4662,7
Mau 77,686 1,898 30 2589,5
Mulot 68,432 0 95 720,3
Olokurto 44,326 837 36 1231,3
Ololulunga 53,828 0 36 1495,2 Ololulungu
Osupuko 22,795 0 12 1899,6
Total 365,750 25,233 24 (average) 15,263 -
* 1999 census. Sources: [2], [3],

Narok County Wards[edit]

There are thirty Members of County Assembly (MCAs) representing the thirty wards at Narok County Assembly. These wards were formed in 2010 by the Boundaries Review Commission. There are six wards in Narok North Constituency, Narok South Constituency and Kilgoris Constituency respectively.

Narok West Constituency, Emurua Dikirr Constituency and Narok East Constituency each have four county wards[5]

  1. Narok Town
  2. Olpusimoru
  3. Olokurto
  4. Nkareta
  5. Olorropil
  6. Melili
  7. Majimoto/ Narosura
  8. Ololulung’a
  9. Melelo
  10. Loita
  11. Sogoo
  12. Sagamian
  13. Central
  14. Keyian
  15. Angata Barikoi
  16. Shankoe
  17. Kimintet
  18. Lolgorian
  19. Ilmotiok
  20. Mara
  21. Siana
  22. Naikara
  23. Ilkerin
  24. Olomasani
  25. Mogondo
  26. Kapsasian
  27. Mosiro
  28. Ildamat
  29. Keekonyokie
  30. Suswa

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1979 210,306—    
1989 398,272+89.4%
1999 536,341+34.7%
2009 850,920+58.7%
source:[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenya Census 2009 - Census - Kenya". Scribd. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. ^ "About Narok County". Narok County Government. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  3. ^ "About Narok County". Narok County Government. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  4. ^ BBC News, "Kenyan Girls Flee Circumcision" (on circumcision), BBC News - In Pictures, 2003, webpage: BBC-News-In-Pictures-Kenya.
  5. ^ "Narok County Wards and Constituencies". http://maasaimedia.com. Retrieved 3 May 2016. External link in |website= (help)
  6. ^ Kenya: Administrative Division population statistics