Nyeri County

Nyeri County
County

Location in Kenya
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital Nyeri
Government
  Governor Mutahi Kahiga
Area
  Total 2,361.0 km2 (911.6 sq mi)
Population (2009)
  Total 693,558 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website nyeri.go.ke

Nyeri County is located in the central region of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Nyeri.[2] It has a population of 661,156 and an area of 3,356 km².

People

The county is located on the southwest flank of Mount Kenya. Local people are predominantly of the Kikuyu ethnicity.

Local authorities

Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
NyeriMunicipality98,90846,969
KaratinaMunicipality6,8526,852
OthayaTown21,4274,108
Nyeri countyCounty533,96910,047
* 1999 census. Source:

Administrative divisions

Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Kieni east83,6352,643Naro Moru
Kieni west68,4615,017Mweiga
Mathira150,9986,275Karatina
Mukurwe-ini87,4471,525Kiahungu
Nyeri municipality101,23840,497Nyeri
Othaya88,2913,846Othaya
Tetu80,1000[Wamagana]
* 1999 census. Sources: , ,

Sub-Counties/Constituencies

The county has six Sub-Counties/Constituencies):

Central Kenya Region

Urbanisation

Urbanisation in Central Kenya
County
Urbanisation in Central Kenya (Percent)
Kiambu County
60.8
Nyeri County
24.5
Nyandarua County
18.5
Muranga County
16.3
Kirinyaga County
15.8
 Kenya Average
32.3

Urbanisation by County in Central Kenya

Source: OpenDataKenya

Wealth/Poverty Level

Wealth/Poverty Level in Central Kenya
County
Poverty Level in Central Kenya (Percent)
Kirinyaga County
25.2
Muranga County
28.5
Kiambu County
28.9
Nyeri County
32.7
Nyandarua County
46.6
 Kenya Average
45.9

Poverty level by County

Source: OpenDataKenya Worldbank

See also

References

  1. https://www.scribd.com/doc/36672705/Kenya-Census-2009
  2. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 February 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.

Coordinates: 0°25′S 36°57′E / 0.417°S 36.950°E / -0.417; 36.950

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