Africa

Kenya profile - Key facts

  • 2 December 2014
  • From the section Africa
Image caption 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