Counties in Kenya

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Kenya is divided into 47 counties. Here is a list of all the counties in Kenya:

List of Counties in Kenya

  1. Baringo
  2. Bomet
  3. Bungoma
  4. Busia
  5. Elgeyo-Marakwet
  6. Embu
  7. Garissa
  8. Homa Bay
  9. Isiolo
  10. Kajiado
  11. Kakamega
  12. Kericho
  13. Kiambu
  14. Kilifi
  15. Kirinyaga
  16. Kisii
  17. Kisumu
  18. Kitui
  19. Kwale
  20. Laikipia
  21. Lamu
  22. Machakos
  23. Makueni
  24. Mandera
  25. Marsabit
  26. Meru
  27. Migori
  28. Mombasa
  29. Murang’a
  30. Nairobi City (County)
  31. Nakuru
  32. Nandi
  33. Narok
  34. Nyamira
  35. Nyandarua
  36. Nyeri
  37. Samburu
  38. Siaya
  39. Taita-Taveta
  40. Tana River
  41. Tharaka-Nithi
  42. Trans Nzoia
  43. Turkana
  44. Uasin Gishu
  45. Vihiga
  46. Wajir
  47. West Pokot

Quick Facts

Category Quick Facts
Location East Africa, bordered by South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, and the Indian Ocean
Capital Nairobi
Official Languages Swahili and English
Population Approximately 54 million as of 2021 estimate
Area Approximately 580,367 square kilometers (224,081 square miles)
Geography Diverse with coastal areas, highlands, the Great Rift Valley, and savannas
Independence From the United Kingdom on December 12, 1963
Government Presidential system with a representative democracy
Currency Kenyan shilling (KES)
Notable Places Maasai Mara National Reserve, Mount Kenya, Nairobi National Park
Official Website https://www.president.go.ke/

 

What are the top 10 largest counties in Kenya?

  1. Marsabit County: Marsabit is the largest county in Kenya, covering a vast area in the northern part of the country. It is known for its arid and semi-arid landscapes.
  2. Turkana County: Turkana County is located in northwestern Kenya and is the second-largest county. It is known for its desert-like terrain and Lake Turkana.
  3. Samburu County: Samburu County is in the northern part of Kenya and features a mix of arid and semi-arid environments.
  4. Wajir County: Located in northeastern Kenya, Wajir County is known for its arid landscapes and is a predominantly Somali-inhabited region.
  5. Garissa County: Garissa County is also in northeastern Kenya and is characterized by arid conditions and a mix of ethnic groups, including the Somali community.
  6. Tana River County: Tana River County is situated on the southeastern coast of Kenya and includes the Tana River, which flows through the region.
  7. Isiolo County: Isiolo County is in central Kenya and is known for its semi-arid landscapes and a diverse population.
  8. Kitui County: Kitui County is located in eastern Kenya and features a mix of semi-arid and hilly terrain.
  9. Kajiado County: Kajiado County is in the southern part of Kenya and includes parts of the Maasai Mara and Amboseli National Park.
  10. Embu County: Embu County is in central Kenya and is characterized by hilly landscapes and agriculture.
Kenya map and flag
Kenya map and flag

 

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