kenya

Republic of Kenya

Kenya African country , located east of Africa , its capital Nairobi pass by tropical department , overseeing its eastern borders on the Indian Ocean , and neighboring Uganda to the west , and Tanzania to the south, Ethiopia and Sudan to the north and Somalia to the north -east.

Background: -

1 - Capital: Nairobi

2 - Size : Approximately 569.1 1000 km

3 - Land boundaries: 569 140 sq km

4 - Waterways : 11,227 square kilometers

5 - Population :  42.1 million (2012)

6 - Official language:

Local languages ​​: - English + Swahili

Alkisoahilu , and a number of local dialects .

7 - Currency :

U.S. $ 1 = 87.39666 Kenyan Shilling

8 - major religions :

Christian 83.0 %

Islam:11.2%

No religion 2.4 %

Other 1.7 %

9 - system of governance

   Republican

10 - Time Difference 3 +

The most important cities in Kenya : -

City   

City Population

Nairobi

3 138 369

Athi River

136 917

Mombasa

966 000

Thika

119 353

Kisumu

388 311

Nyeri

118 696

Nakuru

307 990

Vihiga

118 265

Uasin Gishu

289 380

Malindi

116 317

Kiambu

238 858

Garissa

109 568

Kiambu

233 231

Kitui

107 716

Machakos

218 557

Karuri

107 188

Nakuru

169 142

Ngong

106 187

Machakos

150 041

Kitale

106 187

  

Main exports : -

Commodities, cocoa , coffee , timber, petroleum , cotton , bananas , pineapples , palm oil, fish.

The value of exports : -

11.24 billion U.S. dollars ( 2011)

10.47 billion U.S. dollars ( 2010)

Imports details : -

Main imports : -

- Fuel and capital equipment and food , the doors and windows of aluminum , aluminum plants .

The value of imports : -

7.295 billion U.S. dollars (2011)

6.925 billion U.S. dollars (2010)

Key partners: -

Nigeria 22.4 % , France 12.6 % , China 7.1% , Thailand 4.8%.

Major industries in the state : -

The food industry, beverages , wood products , oil refining , automobile assembly , textiles , fertilizer , building materials , electricity, shipbuilding and repair .

Agricultural crops : -

Banana , palm , coffee , cocoa beans , grains , corn , rice and manioc ( cassava ) , sweet potatoes, sugar , cotton and rubber; timber.

The main crops in the state : -

- Agriculture is the most important economic sector in Kenya, although it is used less than 8 % of the land for crop production , feed , and less than 20% are suitable for cultivation.

- Kenya is a leading producer of tea and coffee , as well as the third leading source of fresh fruits and vegetables , such as onions and mango . Most small farms grow corn and also produce potatoes , bananas , beans and peas .

Electricity production :

Kenya is Africa 's largest producer of geothermal energy with an installed capacity of 212 MW . -

Provide 280 megawatts of electricity by the year 2014 . National Grid begins in Kenya

Economic indicators ( in 2012 ): -

1 - GDP:

760.700.000.00 $ ( 2012 )

723.700.000.00 $ ( 2011 )

693.300.000.00 $ ( 2010 )

2- GDP per capita:

$ 1,800 ( 2012)

$ 1,800 (2011 )

$ 1,700 (2010 )

3 - real growth rate:

5.1% (2012)

 4.4% (2011)

5.8% (2010)

4 - forecast gross domestic product growth ( GDP ) , according to the International Monetary Fund ( IMF

In 2009 , the share of the economy of Uganda of total global gross domestic product ( GDP ) , adjusted by purchasing power parity , or 0.06 percent . In 2015 , and is expected to Uganda's share of global gross domestic product ( GDP ) to be 0.07 percent . This page includes a chart , historical data and projected average consumer price index Uganda .

$ 76 Billion (2012)

5 - inflation rates :

10.1% (2012)

6 - Manpower: C 188.900.00 ( 2012 )

GDP by different sectors :

 Agriculture : 24.2 % ( 2012 )

Industry: 14.8 %

Services: 61 %

7 - Wages :

KES 650 Max: 000,

KES average : 144 844 limit

KES Minimum : 000, 10

8 - exchange rates for the U.S. dollar :

U.S. $ 1 = 85.913 Kenyan Shilling 2012

U.S. $ 1 = 88.81 Kenyan shillings 2011

Taxes: 17.6 % of GDP (2012)

Corporate income tax : 30% of GDP ( 2012).

Sales Tax: 16% of GDP (2012)

12 - investors' confidence :

- Report of the World Bank's Doing Business ranks Kenya, the largest economy in East Africa , but it recorded a steady decline in the competitiveness of the country in the past three years , and the weakening of its position in the race for foreign direct investments in 2012.

  - However, the World Bank expects strong economic growth expected high returns in a number of sectors to be the main attractions in East Africa and to the approval of port authorities demand for increased cargo handling to reach 0.000960 equivalent of " 20 container " feet by 2015 .

- Kenya also began serious plans to reduce the difficulty of business processes , and reduce corruption .

The volume of trade between Egypt and Kenya : -

Amounted to 8.262 million dollars in the year (2011)

Amounted to 3.232 million dollars in the year (2010)

We also find that the surplus of the balance of trade was in favor of Egypt and in 2011 reached about 5.61 million Dolaraam (2012).

Agreements signed between Egypt and Kenya , and entered into force : -

  Share Egypt with Kenya in the membership of the Convention ( COMESA) where Kenya granting commodities and products originating in COMESA exempt fully from customs duties and other fees and taxes of equivalent effect within the framework of the membership of the Free Trade Area of the COMESA , so it is treated with Egyptian imports from the Kenyan market according to the principle of reciprocity provided added value of not less than 45% of the total cost of the item at the door of the factory to be accompanied by a certificate of origin COMESA approved by the concerned authorities in the State.

Infrastructure: -

Number of airports :

Airports - paved current :

191 (2010)

17

Airports - paved : -

More than 047 , 3 , 4 : m

, 2 to 3,047 2 : m

1,524 to 4372 , 2 : 4 meters

914 to 1,523 : 6 meters

Under 914 m : 1 (2010

Airports - unpaved :

Current : 174

1,524 to 437 , 2 12: m

914 to 5231 , 1 11 : m

Under 914 m : 55 ( 2010 )

Kenya 's roads : -

According to the Council of Kenyan roads , found in Kenya 160.886 kilometers ( 999.70 miles ) of roads, but there are with all 111.89 km ( 6953 miles ) , unpaved roads .

Rail:

Current : 2,066 km

The most important airports in Kenya ( Nairobi + Mombasa ): -

City airport name

Mombasa

Moi International Airport

Nairobi

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Nairobi

Wilson Airport

Naivasha

Naivasha Airport

The most important ports :

- Mombasa

- Watamu

- Malindi

- Lamu

Natural Resources: -

Soda ash, salt , gemstones , fluorspar , Zinc , دياتوميت , gypsum , wildlife , hydropower

Forests: -

- The area of forest in Kenya about 6.09 km , according to a World Bank report , which was published in 2012.

- Forests and grass covered most of the high land , the region has the largest part of the fertile soil in Kenya , Fajsobh of the earth, and the right climate for agriculture ; make upland of the main agricultural region in Kenya.

Livestock : -

Grazing important craft in Kenya and its wealth of ( about 11 million cows ), ( goats , sheep , camels , 9 million ) .

The Livestock Development is an important element in Kenya Astraetjh , and representing a yield several billion and contributes about 12 per cent of the gross national product and employs 50 % of the labor force in agriculture.

Bank statement : -

1. ABC Bank (Kenya)

2. Bank of Africa

3. Bank of Baroda

4. Bank of India

5. Barclays Bank

6. Chase Bank (Kenya)

7. Citibank

8. Commercial Bank of Africa

9. Dubai Bank Kenya

10. Ecobank

11. Equatorial Commercial Bank

12. Equity Bank

13. Family Bank

14. Fidelity Commercial Bank Limited

15. Fina Bank

16. First Community Bank

17. Giro Commercial Bank

18. Guardian Bank

19. Gulf African Bank

20. Imperial Bank Kenya

21. Jamii Bora Bank

22. Kenya Commercial Bank

23. Oriental Commercial Bank

24. Paramount Universal Bank

25 . CFC Stanbic Bank

26 . Standard Chartered Kenya

27 . Trans National Bank Kenya

28 . United Bank for Africa [2]

29 . Victoria Commercial Bank

State universities : -

                                                                                       

-Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Nairobi

 -Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Kakamega

 - Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Nyeri

 - Chuka University Chuka

 -Technical University of Kenya Nairobi

 -Technical University of Mombasa Mombasa

 - Pwani University Kilifi

- Kisii University Kisii

 - University of Eldoret Eldoret

 - Maasai Mara University Narok

 - Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology Kisumu

 - Laikipia University Laikipia

 - South Eastern Kenya University Kitui

 - Multimedia University of Kenya Nairobi

 - University of Kabianga Kericho

  - Karatina University Karatina

 - Meru University of Science and Technology Meru

 - University of Eldoret Eldoret

 -University of Moi Nairobi

 -Kenyatta University Njoro

 -Maseno University Nairobi

 -Egerton University Eldoret

Tourism in Kenya : -

 - To visit Kenya, more than 500,000 tourists a year , and increases generated by tourism on the country's U.S. $ 200 million annually, tourism activity also provides jobs for more than 40,000 Kenny.

- Kenya 's national parks : -

- National parks

- Amboseli National Park

- Kora National Park

- Lake Nakuru National Park

- Mount Kenya National Park

- Nairobi National Park

Official holidays in Kenya : -

New Year's Day Monday, January 2

Friday , Holy Friday, April 6

Two Easter Monday , April 9

Holiday work Tuesday , May 1

Day Madarka ( on liability ) Friday 1 July

End of Ramadan ( according to Revelation ) for the two August 20

Day Hero Saturday 20 October

Optional holiday Friday, October 26

Holiday optional Tuesday , November 13

Independence Day ( R ) Wednesday 12 December

Holiday birthday Tuesday December 25

The day following the day of birth Wednesday 26 December

About the security situation : -

- Tanthralahjmat violent crime , including armed carjacking , and grenade attacks and home invasions , burglary , kidnapping can occur at any time and at any place .

- The high crime rate in all regions of Kenya , particularly Nairobi, Mombasa , Kisumu , and beach resorts in coastal areas.

- There are regular reports of attacks against tourists by armed groups of attackers , pickpockets , thieves and implementation of crime on the streets of the city and near the crowds.

- Another solution has been found safer he did not favor carrying valuables , but to be stored in the hotel safe deposit boxes or safe rooms , however , there were reports of safes stolen from hotel rooms and the hotel desk staff forced to open safes.

- Not recommended hiking alone or at night , especially in the downtown areas, public parks, along footpaths, on the beaches, and poorly lit areas ..