Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a sovereign state in Africa. Its capital and largest city is Nairobi. Kenya lies on the equator with the Indian Ocean to the south-east, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east.
The current population of Kenya is 51.12M which is equivalent to 0.67% of the total world population.
Kenya ranks number 28 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
The population density in Kenya is 90 per Km2 (232 people per mi2).
The total land area is 582,650 sq Km: arable land is 52,000 sq Km and water surface: 11,230 sq Km
The median age in Kenya is 19.2 years with the age structure being:
0-14 years: 40.02%
15-35 years: 35%
36-64 years: 21.98%
65 years and over: 3%
The official language is English and Swahili.
Political system: Kenya has a Devolved State with Multiparty Democracy, 47 counties. Kenya lies on the equator and a climate range from tropical to temperate (10° to 40°c).
Average exchange rate:US$ 1 - KES 109.6
Average GDP per capita (2018):US$ 1,865.2
GDP growth (2021):5%, FDI Inflows (2018), US$ 672BGDP (2018), US$ 89.6B
Kenya is the Land of unlimited possibilities. It is today ranked the 5th largest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa with a GDP in excess of US$ 89 billion. The World Economic Forum’s country competitiveness report ranks Kenya 1st in Africa in quality of human capital, availability of research, innovation and business dynamism, making it the place to be as an investor. Kenya is also ranked 61st in the ease of doing business index with an ambitious plan to reach top 50 in the next 3 years. Kenya increased investments in 2017 by 71% according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) due to investment incentives under the Export Processing Zones (EPZs), Special Economic Zones (SEZs) as well as the completion of the Standard Gauge Railways (SGR) that will improve logistics efficiency between the port of Mombasa, Nairobi, Naivasha and other parts of the Country. Kenya is among highest growing economies in Africa, at an average growth of about 6%, that promises investors highest returns on investment. She is a member of the East Africa Community (EAC) with population of about 150 million, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) with population of about 390 million, and the Africa continental free trade area (ACFTA) that guarantees a market of over 1.4 billion people. Kenya also has preferential market access to a population of over 500 million in EU; and a population of 324 million in USA with export opportunities to over 6,000 product lines under AGOA arrangement.
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