Kenya Research Paper

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Kenya is one of the most beautiful countries of Africa. It lies across the equator of east-central Africa. It is bordered by Somalia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Sudan. Kenya covers about 582,650 square kilometers; this is about twice the size of Nevada. The country stretches from mountains in the north to the Indian Ocean in the east. Mount Kenya is the highest elevation point of the country, reaching to 5,199 meters high. The most striking geographical feature of Kenya, however, is the Great Rift Valley. This divides the Kenyan highlands to east and west to provide a cool climate with fertile soil. Despite being located on the equator Kenya experiences a temperate climate. It has high temperatures and humidity with plentiful amounts of …show more content…
He runs a republic government and uses Kenyan Shillings for currency. The population of Kenya is 43,013,341 and includes more than 40 different ethnic groups. The official language is English, the national language is Swahili and other indigenous languages coexist throughout the country. The religions of the country are split as follows: 45% is Protestant, 33% is Catholic, and 10% is indigenous religion, 10% is Islam, and 2% is other. The largest city of Kenya is Nairobi and it contributes to the trade for the country. With limestone, salt, gemstones, zinc, soda ash, and gypsum as natural resources Kenya makes $5.768 billion in exports. Kenya's has trade ties with many countries including: Uganda, UK, U.S., Netherlands, Tanzania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, India, China, and Congo. Kenya also pays out 13.9 billion out to these countries in imports. During the 1500's Arabs and Portuguese established settlements in Kenya. Later, in 1890 the land became a British protectorate. Then, in 1920, it became a Crown Colony, also known as British East Africa. In the 1940's nationalist began stirring and by 1952 the Mau Mau movement rebelled against the government. This fighting lasted for about four years and finally ended in 1956. On December 12th 1963, Kenya received full independence. Jomo Kenyetta, the first president for Kenya was sent to jail by the British for being nationalist and leading

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