Vihiga County

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Vihiga County
County
Coat of arms of Vihiga County
Coat of arms
Location in Kenya
Location in Kenya
Country  Kenya
Formed 4 March 2013
Capital Mbale
Government
 • Governor Moses Akaranga
Area
 • Total 531.3 km2 (205.1 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 554,622 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website vihiga.go.ke

Vihiga County is an administrative region in the former Western Province of Kenya whose headquarters are in Mbale, the largest town in the county. The county has a population of 554,622 [1] (2009 census) and an area of 563 km².[2] Vihiga County was split from Kakamega County in 1990.[1]

Local authorities[edit]

Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Vihiga Municipality 98,189 19,067
Luanda Town 68,157 8,757
Vihiga county County 332,537 0
* 1999 census. Source: [2][permanent dead link]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Emuhaya 69,250 0
Luanda 92,462 8.016 Luanda
Sabatia 117,863 10.135
Tiriki East 59,943 0
Tiriki West 76,370 0
Vihiga 82,995 6.881 Vihiga
* 1999 census. Sources: [3], [4],

Constituencies[edit]

The district has five constituencies:

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 0°4′N 34°40′E / 0.067°N 34.667°E / 0.067; 34.667