Kajiado County

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Kajiado County
County
Location of Kajiado County (Green)
Location of Kajiado County (Green)
Country Kenya
FormedMarch 4th 2013
CapitalKajiado
Government
 • GovernorDavid Nkendienye
Area
 • Total21,292.7 km2 (8,221.2 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total687,312 [1]
Time zoneEAT (UTC+3)
 
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Kajiado County
County
Location of Kajiado County (Green)
Location of Kajiado County (Green)
Country Kenya
FormedMarch 4th 2013
CapitalKajiado
Government
 • GovernorDavid Nkendienye
Area
 • Total21,292.7 km2 (8,221.2 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total687,312 [1]
Time zoneEAT (UTC+3)

Kajiado County is an county in the former Rift Valley Province of Kenya. It has a population of 687,312 and an area of 21,292.7 km².[1] The county borders Nairobi and extends to the Tanzania border further south. The county capital is Kajiado but the largest town is Ngong.

Administration[edit]

Local authorities (councils)
AuthorityTypePopulation*Urban pop.*
KajiadoTown12,2049,128
OlkejuadoCounty393,85071,223
Total-406,05480,351
* 1999 census. Source: [2]

The county is divided into seven administrative divisions. The newly created Isinya division is not included in the following table based on 1999 census:

Administrative divisions
DivisionPopulation*Urban pop.*Headquarters
Central69,40216,444Kajiado
Loitokitok95,4307,495
Magadi20,1120Magadi
Mashuru35,6662,248Mashuru
Namanga35,6735,503Namanga
Ngong149,77120,657Ngong
Total406,05438,299-
* 1999 census. Sources: [3], [4],

Constituencies[edit]

Services[edit]

Stats for Kajiado County
County
Stats for the County (Percent)
Literacy
55.4
Attending School (15-18 Yrs)
44.9
Paved Roads
5.9
Good Roads
38.4
Electricity Access
39.8

Stats for the County

Source: USAid Kenya

Nairobi Metro[edit]

Kajiado County (blue) within Nairobi Metro (green)

Kajiado County is within Greater Nairobi which consists of 4 out of 47 counties in Kenya but the area generates about 60% of the nations wealth.[2][3] The counties are:

AreaCountyArea (km2)Population
Census 2009
Cities/Towns/Municipalities in the Counties
Core NairobiNairobi County694.93,138,369Nairobi
Northern MetroKiambu County2,449.21,623,282Kiambu, Thika, Limuru, Ruiru, Karuri, Kikuyu
Southern MetroKajiado County21,292.7687,312Kajiado, Olkejuado, Bissil, Ngong, Kitengela, Kiserian, Ongata Rongai
Eastern MetroMachakos County5,952.91,098,584Kangundo-Tala, Machakos, Athi River
TotalsNairobi Metro30,389.76,547,547

Source: NairobiMetro/ Kenya Census

Stats[edit]

Urbanisation[edit]

Urbanisation in Nairobi Metro
County
Urbanisation in Nairobi Metro (Percent)
Nairobi County
100
Kiambu County
60.8
Machakos County
52
Kajiado County
41.4
 Kenya Average
32.3

Urbanisation by County within Nairobi Metro

Source: OpenDataKenya

Wealth/Poverty Level[edit]

Wealth/Poverty Level in Nairobi Metro
County
Poverty Level in Nairobi Metro (Percent)
Kajiado County
11.6
Kiambu County
21.8
Nairobi County
22
Machakos County
59.6
 Kenya Average
45.9

Poverty level by County

Source: OpenDataKenya Worldbank

See also[edit]

See also[edit]

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Coordinates: 2°00′00″S 36°52′00″E / 2°S 36.8667°E / -2; 36.8667