Africa

Kenya profile - Key facts

  • 2 December 2014
  • From the section Africa
A Massai tribesman stands on the slopes leading up to the Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano
The Great Rift Valley, which crosses several East African countries, has the earliest evidence of human beings found
  • Full name: The Republic of Kenya
  • Population: 42.7 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Area: 582,646 sq km (224,961 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Swahili, English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 57 years (men), 59 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Kenya shilling = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Tea, coffee, horticultural products, petroleum products
  • GNI per capita: US $930 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .ke
  • International dialling code: +254