Mombasa is the second largest town in Kenya, built on an Island composed of solid coral reef. It was once referred to as the gateway to the black continent (Africa) by slave traders and European missionaries. It is a major port and is the centre of the coastal tourism industry. The awe-inspiring landscapes, numerous attractions and pleasant weather have given a boost to the flow of the tourists here. The Arabic influence can be very much felt all around inside the city. The dress, the architecture and the food of Mombasa all have Arabic touch. Mombasa is an excellent place if you are planning a holiday for a break from your monotonous life.
|Area||:||The total area is 295 Km2.|
|Population||:||According to 1999 census the total population is 707,400.|
|State||:||Province is Coast Province.|
|Languages||:||Swahili is the official language.|
|Currency||:||Kenya Shilling is the currency.|
|Geographic Coordination||:||4°03'S 39°40'E.|