Kenya Country Facts
Kenya lies across the equator in east-central Africa, on the coast of the Indian Ocean. It is twice the size of Nevada. Kenya borders Somalia to the east, Ethiopia to the north, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, and Sudan to the northwest. In the north, the land is arid; the southwest corner is in the fertile Lake Victoria Basin; and a length of the eastern depression of the Great Rift Valley separates western highlands from those that rise from the lowland coastal strip.
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Key points of interest
The roots of the colonial history of Kenya go back to the Berlin Conference in 1885, when East Africa was first divided into territories of influence by the European powers. The British Government founded the East African Protectorate in 1895 and soon after, opened the fertile highlands to white settlers. Even before it was officially declared a British colony in 1920, these settlers were allowed a voice in government, while the Africans and the Asians were banned from direct political participation until 1944. During this period thousands of Indians were brought into Kenya to work on building the Kenya Uganda Railway Line and subsequently settled there, whilst inviting many of their kith and kin who were mainly traders from India to join them.
Famous Land forms
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Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian, Nelion and Point Lenana. Wikipedia
Animals in the Area
the BIG five of Kenya
True Animal Stories from Kenya Conservation of Animal Rescues
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Three major and equal width stripes of black, red and green colours running from top to bottom and separated by narrow white stripes, with a symmetrical shield and white spears superimposed centrally.
People from Kenya
President Obama's father was from KenyaObama's father as he was written about in the autobiography “He was an African, I would learn, a Kenyan of the Luo tribe, born on the shores of Lake Victoria in a place called Alego.”.
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Culture and Religion
The predominant religion in Kenya is Christianity, adhered to by about four-fifths of the population. Other faiths practised in Kenya are Baha'i, Hinduism, Islam,
A neighboring country whose work is sold throughout Kenya.
TingaTinga ArtWork. Tingatinga paintings originated in Tanzania by the artist Edward Saidi Tingatinga in 1968. Edward began his work painting under a Baobob tree. His work consisted of bright, bold colours, simplistic designs, inspired by his surroundings.
He taught six painters his techniques for painting, using bicycle paints. He lived a short life, to the age of 35. After his death, those six painters who learned about his painting styles and techniques taught many others and the style spread across the world.
Today Tingatinga Paintings are primarily made in Tanzania and Zanzibar, but are exported to other areas of the world.
In fact in areas such as Kenya, these paintings sell for an extreme amount of money.
Originals for Sale with pictures of the Artist