Nyeri County

Nyeri County is located in the central region of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Nyeri.[2] It has a population of 759,164 and an area of 2361 km2. It is currently under the leadership of H.E. Governor Mutahi Kahiga. Other governors who have led this county include the late Nderitu Gachagua, H.E. Wamathai Samuel Githaiga and the late Dr. Wahome Gakuru who succumbed in a road accident.

Nyeri County
Mount Kenya
Location in Kenya
Location in Kenya
Country Kenya
FormedMarch 4th 2013
CapitalNyeri
Government
 • GovernorMutahi Kahiga
Area
 • Total2,361.0 km2 (911.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total759,164[1]
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Websitenyeri.go.ke

PeopleEdit

The county is located on the southwest flank of Mount Kenya. Local people are predominantly of the Kikuyu ethnicity.

 
Horse riding as a means of transport in a mountainous area
Historical population
YearPop.±%
1979 486,477—    
1989 607,292+24.8%
1999 661,156+8.9%
2009 693,558+4.9%
2019 759,164+9.5%
source:[3]

Local authoritiesEdit

Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Nyeri Municipality 98,908 46,969
Karatina Municipality 6,852 6,852
Othaya Town 21,427 4,108
Nyeri county County 533,969 10,047
* 1999 census. Source: [1]

Administrative divisionsEdit

Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Kieni east 83,635 2,643 Naro Moru
Kieni west 68,461 5,017 Mweiga
Mathira 150,998 6,275 Karatina
Mukurwe-ini 87,447 1,525 Mukurwe-ini Town
Nyeri municipality 101,238 40,497 Nyeri
Othaya 88,291 3,846 Othaya
Tetu 80,100 2,022 [Wamagana]
* 1999 census. Sources: [2], [3],

Sub-Counties/ConstituenciesEdit

The county has six Sub-Counties/Constituencies):

Central Kenya RegionEdit

UrbanisationEdit

Urbanisation in Central Kenya
County
Urbanisation in Central Kenya (Percent)
Kiambu County
60.8
Nyeri County
54.21
Nyandarua County
18.5
Muranga County
16.3
Kirinyaga County
15.8
  Kenya Average
32.3

Urbanisation by County in Central Kenya

Source: OpenDataKenya

Wealth/Poverty LevelEdit

Wealth/Poverty Level in Central Kenya
County
Poverty Level in Central Kenya (Percent)
Kirinyaga County
20.0
Muranga County
28.5
Kiambu County
28.9
Nyeri County
19.30
Nyandarua County
46.6
  Kenya Average
45.9

Poverty level by County

Source: OpenDataKenya Worldbank

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "I'm not disputing census figures, they are accurate – Governor Kahiga". The Star (Kenya). 5 November 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 February 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ KENYA: Administrative Division population statistics

Coordinates: 0°25′S 36°57′E / 0.417°S 36.950°E / -0.417; 36.950