Map of Kenya

Kenya By The Numbers

Kenya’s Population

  • 39,002,772

Median Age

  • Total: 18.7 years
  • Male: 18.6 years
  • Female: 18.8 years

Populations growth rate

  • 2.691 % (2009 est.)

Birth Rate

  • 36.64 births/ 1,000 population (July 2009 est.)

Religions

  • 4 main religions
  • Protestant – 45%
  • Roman Catholic- 33%
  • Muslim- 10%
  • Indigenous Beliefs- 10%

Languages

  • English (official)
  • Kiswahili (official)
  • Numerous indigenous languages

Literacy

  • Total Population: 85.1%
  • Male: 90.6%
  • Female: 79.7%

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

  • $61.51 billion (2008 est.)

GDP (official exchange rate)

  • 1.7% (2008 est.)

GDP- compensation by sector

  • agriculture: 23.8%
  • industry: 16.7%
  • services: 59.5% (2007 est.)

Labor Force

  • agriculture: 75%
  • industry and services: 25% (2003 est.)

Budget

  • revenues: $6.648 billion
  • expenditures: $8.167 billion (2008 est.)

Commercial Prime Lending Rate

  • 14.8% (31 December 2008)

Agricultural Products

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Corn
  • Wheat
  • Sugarcane
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Dairy products
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Eggs

Industries

  • Small-scale consumer goods (plastic, furniture, batteries, textiles, clothing, soap, cigarettes, flour)
  • Agricultural products
  • Horticulture
  • Oil refining
  • Aluminum
  • Steel
  • Lead
  • Cement
  • Commercial ship repair
  • Tourism

Industrial Growth Rate

  • 4.8% (2008 est.)

Oil Consumption

  • 75,000 bbl/day (2008 est.)

Oil Imports

  • 80,530 bbl/day (2007 est.)

Export Commodities

  • Tea
  • Horticultural products
  • Coffee
  • Petroleum products
  • Fish
  • Cement

Export-partners

  • Uganda 16.4 %
  • UK 9.1%
  • Netherlands 9.3%
  • Tanzania 7.9%
  • US 5.8%
  • Pakistan 5.1%

Imports- commodities

  • Machinery
  • Transportation equipment
  • Petroleum products
  • Motor vehicles
  • Iron
  • Steel
  • Resins
  • Plastics

Import Partners

  • UAE 12.5%
  • China 10.5%
  • Saudi Arabia 8.7%
  • India 8.3%
  • South Africa 6.6%
  • Japan 5.6%
  • US 4.2% (2008)

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

  • $2.879 billion (31 December 2008 est.)

Telephone Main Lines in Use

  • 252,300 (2008)

Telephones- Mobile cellular

  • 16.234 million (2008)

Internet Users

  • 3.36 million (2008)

Airports

  • 181 (2009)

Pipelines

  • oil 4 km; refined products 928 km (2008)

Roadways

  • 63,574 km

Military Branches

  • Kenyan Armed Forces
  • Kenyan Army
  • Kenyan Navy
  • Kenyan Air Force