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About Nairobi

Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The city and its surrounding area form the Nairobi Province. The name "Nairobi" means "the place of cool waters" and is famous for its scenic beauty. Nairobi is a colonial creation that sprang up from the construction of the Mombasa to Uganda railway in the late 19th century. Since then it has developed in leaps and bounds to become a centre for international business and now has become a cosmopolitan and multicultural city. But the city has maintained a strong British presence, and a lasting legacy from colonial rule. Nairobi is also known as the safari capital of Africa. It offers lot of thrill and adventure due to its proximity to the Africa's natural wildlife park. The city has many shopping complexes, eating outlets and several tourists attractions. The perfect weather and the rich culture make it an excellent place to visit.


Area : The total geographical area covered by Nairobi is 696 Km2.
Population : The total population according to the recent census is 3,138,295.
State : The town is in Nairobi Province.
Country : Kenya.
Languages : Swahili is the language spoken in Nairobi.
Currency : Nairobi currency name is Kenyan Shilling (KES).
Geographic Coordination : 117'S 3649'E.

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