Kenya obtained independence in December 1963.

Following a referendum in August 2010 and adoption of a new constitution, Kenya is now divided into 47 semi-autonomous counties, governed by elected governors.

  • Kenya has largest boundary with Uganda which is approximately 933 km.
  • Kenya has shortest boundary with South Sudan which is approximately 232 km.
  • The largest river in Kenya is Nile which is 6650 km.
  • The largest export partner of Kenya is Uganda.
  • The largest import partner of Kenya is India.
  • There are 15 seaports in Kenya.

Special facts about Nobel Prize winners#

  • Kenya has only 1 Nobel Prize winner Wangari Muta Maathai. (Counting winners if born in Kenya)
  • The first Kenya born Nobel Prize winner got this award quite late, 103 years after first Nobel Prize was awarded in 1901.

Tourist Attraction#

Sunset falls on a Maasai boy on Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve.

National Facts#

  • The national bird of Kenya is Lilac-breasted roller.
  • The national dishes of Kenya are Ugali, Sukuma wiki, Nyama choma etc.
Lilac_Roller, Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
Ugali, Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC


  1. Text marked as italic is taken from unter CC