Wundanyi

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Wundanyi
Wundanyi is located in Kenya
Wundanyi
Wundanyi
Location in Kenya
Coordinates: 03°23′54″S 38°21′37″E / 3.39833°S 38.36028°E / -3.39833; 38.36028
Country  Kenya
County Taita-Taveta County
Population (2015 Estimate)
 • Total 62,340
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Wundanyi is a town in the Taita-Taveta County of Kenya. Other urban centres in the county include Voi, Taveta and Mwatate.[1]

Location[edit]

Wundanyi is located approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) north of Mwatate, the location of the county headquarters.[2] This is about 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of Voi, the largest town in the county.[3] Wundanyi is about 195 kilometres (121 mi) north-west of the port of Mombasa, the nearest large city.[4] This is about 368 kilometres (229 mi) south-east of Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya.[5] The coordinates of Wundanyi are 03°23'54.0"S. 38°21'37.9"E (Latitude:-3.398329; Longitude:38.360526).[6]

Overview[edit]

The town is a popular base for hiking, while local attractions include the Ngangao Forest, known for its butterflies, Wesu Rock and the Cave of Skulls.[7] Shomoto Hill, across the valley from Wundanyi was the formal place of execution for the Taita.[8] Wundanyi is the centre of an agricultural area and the surrounding slopes are highly terraced.[7]

Population[edit]

In 2011, the population of Taita-Taveta County was quoted at 284,657.[9] As of May 2015, the population of Wundayi town was estimated at 21.9 percent of the county population,[10] about 62,340 people.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taita-Taveta County (14 September 2016). "Taita-Taveta County Profile". Mwatate: Taita-Taveta County Government. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Globefeed,com (14 September 2016). "Distance between Mwatate, Taita-Taveta County, Kenya and Wundanyi, Taita-Taveta County, Kenya". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Globefeed.com (14 September 2016). "Distance between Voi, Taita-Taveta County, Kenya and Wundanyi, Taita-Taveta County, Kenya". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  4. ^ Globefeed.com (14 September 2016). "Distance between Mombasa, Mombasa County, Kenya and Wundanyi, Taita-Taveta County, Kenya". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Globefeed.com (14 September 2016). "Distance between Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya and Wundanyi, Taita-Taveta County, Kenya". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Google (14 September 2016). "Location of Wundanyi, Taita-Taveta County, Kenya" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Parkinson, Tom; Phillips, Matt & Gourlay, Will (2006). Kenya. Lonely Planet Country Guide. p. 149. ISBN 978-1-74059-743-2. 
  8. ^ Trillo, Richard (2010). The Rough Guide to Kenya. London: Penguin. p. 332. ISBN 978-1-84836-137-9. 
  9. ^ Daily Nation (18 May 2011). "Taita Taveta at a glance". Daily Nation. Nairobi. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  10. ^ HRI (31 May 2015). "Taita-Taveta County: Secondary Data Review". HumanitarianResponse.Info (HRI). Retrieved 14 September 2016. 

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Coordinates: 03°23′54″S 38°21′37″E / 3.39833°S 38.36028°E / -3.39833; 38.36028