People and Places
According to the 2008 census, the population of Kenya has been estimated to be 36,913,721 and the country is the largest and most populated of the three main countries of East Africa (Tanzania and Uganda). Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya having the largest urban population. The country's African population is divided into three linguistic groups namely Bantu, Nilotic, and Cushitic.
The main cities of Kenya besides the capital are Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Machakos, Eldoret, Nyeri, Meru, Thika, Kitale, Kakamega, Kisii, Kericho, Malindo and Bungoma.
Natural Resources and Wildlife
The main natural resources found in Kenya are limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, diatomite, gypsum, fluorspar, zinc, wildlife, and hydropower.
The numerous national parks and reserves are major wildlife sanctuaries of Kenya, though there is plenty of wildlife outside these parks as well. There are several species of birds, mammals and reptile found in and outside the wildlife sanctuaries of Kenya. Antelopes, Zebras, and many carnivorous animals like the lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, hyena, cat, genet and jackal make up the wildlife found in Kenya. Elephants can be found cross a wide range of habitats from the hot coastlands to the cold moorlands of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya.
The climatic conditions in Kenya range from tropical along the coast to arid in interiors. Kenyan climate is marked by plenty of sunshine throughout the year but its can get a bit cool during the nights and early mornings.
Rainfall in Kenya occurs from April to June and short rains from October to December. February and March are the hottest months in Kenya while July to August is the coldest.
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