Wajir County

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Wajir County
Flag of Wajir County
Flag
Coat of arms of Wajir County
Coat of arms
Location of Wajir County in Kenya
Location of Wajir County in Kenya
Coordinates: 1°44′50″N 40°04′08″E / 1.74722°N 40.0689°E / 1.74722; 40.0689Coordinates: 1°44′50″N 40°04′08″E / 1.74722°N 40.0689°E / 1.74722; 40.0689
Country Kenya
FormedMarch 4, 2013
Capital and largest townWajir
Other towns
Government
 • Governor
Area
 • Total55,840.6 km2 (21,560.2 sq mi)
Population
(2009)[1]
 • Total661,941
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Websitewww.wajir.go.ke

Wajir County is a county in the former North Eastern Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Wajir. The county has a population of 661,941[1] and an area of 55,840.6 km². Wajir County has only one local authority: Wajir county council. The county has six constituencies: Eldas, Tarbaj, Wajir North, Wajir West, Wajir East, and Wajir South. Wajir County is divided into fourteen administrative divisions:

Administrative divisions
Division Population* Pop. density* Area (km²) Headquarters
Buna 29,160 5 x Buna
Bute 14,684 20 x Bute
Central 51,006 22 x Wajir
Diff 19,052 3 x
Eldas 9,166 4 x Eldas
Griftu 42,333 6 x Griftu
Gurar 18,087 7 x Gurar
Habaswein 27,467 6 x Habaswein
Hadado 19,787 5 x Hadado
Kotulo 23,016 9 x Kotulo
Lafaley 5,883 12 x
Lagboqol 25,699 3 x Lagboqol
Tarbaj 22,758 4 x Tarbaj
Wajir-Bor 17,046 4 x
Total 319,261 6 (average) x -
* 1999 census[2]

Villages and settlements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kenya Census 2009". Scribd.com. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  2. ^ "Status of Coverage of Communications Services" (PDF). www.cck.go.ke. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 May 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2017.