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Wajir County

Gobolka Wajeer
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
Eldas

Hadado Griftu Barmil Wagalla Arbajahan


Government
 • GovernorMohamed Abdi Mohamud[1]
Area
 • Total55,840.6 km2 (21,560.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)[2]
 • Total781,263
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Websitewww.wajir.go.ke
Office of the Governor of Wajir County

Wajir County (Somali: Gabolka Wajeer) is a county in the former North Eastern Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Wajir. The county has a population of 720,000 and an area of 55,840.6 km2. The county is bordered to the north by Ethiopia, to the northeast by Mandera County, to the east by Somalia, to the south by Garissa County, to the west by Isiolo County and to the northwest by Marsabit County. The county has six constituencies: eldas, Tarbaj, Wajir North, Wajir West, Wajir East, and Wajir South.

Geography and Climate

The county consists of a featureless plain that rises from around 150m above sea level in the south and east up to 400m in the north. The area is prone to seasonal flooding as well as seasonal swamps. Wajir county has a semi-arid climate with annual rainfall of around 240mm.[3]

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1979 139,319—    
1989 122,769−11.9%
1999 319,261+160.1%
2009 661,941+107.3%
2019 781,263+18.0%
source:[4]
Urban Centre 2009 Population[5]
Wajir 82,800
Habaswein 21,890
Bute 19,723
Tarbaj 16,043
Eldas 15,243
Griftu 9,550

County subdivisions

Sub-counties

As of 2019, Wajir County is divided into 7 sub-counties:[2]

Sub-county Population Land area (Sq. km) Pop. density
Buna 49,886 3,892.8 13
Eldas 88,509 4,444.0 20
Habaswein 174,134 10,912.5 16
Tarbaj 57,232 9,650.9 6
Wajir East 110,654 4,055.1 27
Wajir North 62,206 4,042.9 15
Wajir South 116,814 10,732.6 11
Wajir West 121,828 9,042.3 13

Divisions

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
Sarman 29,166 4 x Sarman
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 62,758 4 x Tarbaj
Wajir-Bor 17,046 4 x
Total 366,847 4 x
* 1999 census[6]

Villages and settlements

References

  1. ^ https://www.wajir.go.ke/
  2. ^ a b "2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Volume I: Population by County and Sub-County". Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Wajir County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP 2018-2022)". Maarifa. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  4. ^ Kenya: Administrative Division population statistics
  5. ^ "CIDP Marsabit 2018-2022". Maarifa Centre. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Status of Coverage of Communications Services" (PDF). www.cck.go.ke. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 May 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2017.