Wajir County

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Not to be confused with Wajir.
Wajir County
County
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
Formed March 4, 2013
Capital and largest town Wajir
Other towns Habaswein
Government
 • Governor Ahmed Abdullahi
Area
 • Total 55,840.6 km2 (21,560.2 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 661,941
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.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[2] and an area of 55,840.6 km². Wajir County has only one local authority: Wajir county council. The county has four constituencies: 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
Griftu 42,333 6 x
Gurar 18,087 7 x Gurar
Habaswein 27,467 6 x Habaswein
Hadado 19,787 5 x
Kotulo 23,016 9 x
Lafaley 5,883 12 x
Sebule 25,699 3 x
Tarbaj 22,758 4 x Tarbaj
Wajir-Bor 17,046 4 x
Total 319,261 6 (average) x -
* 1999 census. Sources:[3]

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