Kenya FlagThis nation of more than 30 million people has one of the world’s fastest growing populations, with an average age of about 15 years.

Kenya lies across the equator in east-central Africa on the coast of the Indian Ocean. It is almost the size of Texas. The land is mostly arid. Kenya has a wide varieties of climates: Hot and humid along the Coastal strip; Hot, dry deserts in the North, and cool highlands in the West and Central regions.

Kenya is world-famous for it’s wildlife, stunning scenery, and friendly people.

Until 1963 Kenya was a British colony and part of British East Africa. Since gaining independence in 1963, Kenya has been governed by a parliamentary democracy. Kenya has a strong, free enterprise economy, which has made it the economic hub of East-central Africa. Since independence, the government has placed a high priority on education, and basic schooling is now available to virtually all children, except for the most remote areas, resulting in a higher than average literacy rate for Africa.

Languages: Swahili is the National Language, English is the Official language, and most people know at least one other tribal language.

Religions: About 70% are Nominal Christians; 7% still follow traditional religions. About 20% of the population embraces Islam, which is growing rapidly across East Africa. The final 3% is divided among other oriental religions (Hindu, Sikh, etc.)

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