Kenya
Republic of Kenya

Capital
Nairobi

Area
224,961 sq mi
582,650 sq km


Population
31,639,091 est 2003

Largest city
Nairobi
pop. 2,411,900


Languages
English (official), Swahili (national) and several other languages spoken by 25 ethnic groups

Peoples
Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6%, other African 15%, non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) 1%

Religion
Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, indigenous beliefs 10%, Islam 10%, other 2%

Life Expectancy
total population: 44.94 years
male: 44.79 years
female: 45.1 years (2004 est.)


Literacy
definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 85.1%
male: 90.6%
female: 79.7% (2003 est.)


Suffrage
18 years of age; universal

Government
Republic


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