Bura, Tana River County

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Bura is a town in Tana River County, Kenya.

Skyline of Bura town.
Skyline of Bura town.
County[Tana River County]
105 m (344 ft)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT0)


The town lies on the west bank of the Tana River, approximately 50 km north of Hola, the headquarters of Tana River County, and about 100 km south of Garissa town. The coordinates of Bura are: 1°11'39.1S, 39°50'23.0"E (Latitude:-1.503606; Longitude:39.837802).[1]

Bura (Kenya)


Bura is also known as Bura-Tana and Bura-West with postal code 70104.[2] The town is the centre of Bura Irrigation and Settlement Project. The water treatments works in Bura town are a landmark that can be seen from 20 km. Bura West hosts Bura airport (IATA: n/a, ICAO: HKBR), which sits at an average altitude of 344 feet (105 m).[3][4]

Watering point in Tana River County, near Bura, Kenya


  1. ^ Google (7 February 2017). "Location of Bura, Tana River County, Kenya" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  2. ^ There exist no other town in Kenya with the name Bura in its postal code.
  3. ^ Aviador (13 September 2016). "Airport Information: Bura (Kenya)". Aviador.es. Retrieved 13 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Bura is also the name of an administrative division in Garissa County. The headquarters of this administrative area are located in Bura East, but the larger part of Bura East township, if not all, is located in Tana River District as the border of Tana River County (formerly Tana District) is not the river as some people erroneously think, but roughly three miles of land along the Tana River are part of Tana River County.

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