Nyeri County

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Nyeri County
Mount Kenya
Flag of Nyeri County
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Location in Kenya
Location in Kenya
Country Kenya
FormedMarch 4th 2013
CapitalNyeri
Government
 • GovernorMutahi Kahiga
Area
 • Total2,361.0 km2 (911.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total693,558 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Websitenyeri.go.ke

Nyeri County is located in the central region of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Nyeri.[2] It has a population of 661,156 and an area of 2361 km².

People[edit]

The county is located on the southwest flank of Mount Kenya. Local people are predominantly of the Kikuyu ethnicity.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1979 486,477—    
1989 607,292+24.8%
1999 661,156+8.9%
2009 693,558+4.9%
source:[3]

Local authorities[edit]

Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Nyeri Municipality 98,908 46,969
Karatina Municipality 6,852 6,852
Othaya Town 21,427 4,108
Nyeri county County 533,969 10,047
* 1999 census. Source: [1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Kieni east 83,635 2,643 Naro Moru
Kieni west 68,461 5,017 Mweiga
Mathira 150,998 6,275 Karatina
Mukurwe-ini 87,447 1,525 Mukurwe-ini Town
Nyeri municipality 101,238 40,497 Nyeri
Othaya 88,291 3,846 Othaya
Tetu 80,100 0 [Wamagana]
* 1999 census. Sources: [2], [3],

Sub-Counties/Constituencies[edit]

The county has six Sub-Counties/Constituencies):

Central Kenya Region[edit]

Urbanisation[edit]

Urbanisation in Central Kenya
County
Urbanisation in Central Kenya (Percent)
Kiambu County
60.8
Nyeri County
0
Nyandarua County
18.5
Muranga County
16.3
Kirinyaga County
15.8
 Kenya Average
32.3

Urbanisation by County in Central Kenya

Source: OpenDataKenya

Wealth/Poverty Level[edit]

Wealth/Poverty Level in Central Kenya
County
Poverty Level in Central Kenya (Percent)
Kirinyaga County
20.0
Muranga County
28.5
Kiambu County
28.9
Nyeri County
19.30
Nyandarua County
46.6
 Kenya Average
45.9

Poverty level by County

Source: OpenDataKenya Worldbank

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenya Census 2009 - Kenya - Census". Scribd.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 February 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ KENYA: Administrative Division population statistics

Coordinates: 0°25′S 36°57′E / 0.417°S 36.950°E / -0.417; 36.950