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Kenya

Kenya Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Elevation extremes > Lowest point: This entry is derived from Geography > Elevation extremes, which includes both the highest point and the lowest point.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly more than twice the size of Nevada 2013
Area > Land 569,250 sq km 2008 47th out of 235
Area > Total 580,367 sq km 2013 50th out of 251
Area > Water 11,227 sq km 2013 43th out of 246
Climate varies from tropical along coast to arid in interior 2013
Coastline 536 km 2014 104th out of 242
Elevation extremes > Highest point Mount Kenya 5,199 m 2013
Elevation extremes > Lowest point Indian Ocean 0 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 1 00 N, 38 00 E 2013
Land area > Square miles 224,961 square miles 2013 32nd out of 86
Land boundaries > Border countries Ethiopia 861 km, Somalia 682 km, South Sudan 232 km, Tanzania 769 km, Uganda 933 km 2013
Land use > Arable land 9.48% 2013 112th out of 246
Location Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania 2013
Natural resources limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, fluorspar, zinc, diatomite, gypsum, wildlife, hydropower 2013
Terrain low plains rise to central highlands bisected by Great Rift Valley; fertile plateau in west 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

Citation

"Kenya Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Kenya/Geography

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Kenya Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Maritime claims 4
Land area 3 Surface area 3
Kenya ranked #25 for area > total amongst Christian countries in 2013.
Kenya ranked #27 for area > water amongst Hot countries in 2013.

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