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Basic information about Lamu
Lamu County is a county in Kenya's former Coast Province. Its county headquarters is Lamu town. The county covers a strip of northeastern coastal mainland and the Lamu Archipelago. Lamu County has a population of 101,539 (2009 census) and its land area is 6,167 km². There are extensive mangrove forests in the area. Lamu County has only one local authority, Lamu county council. The county has two constituencies: Lamu West and Lamu East.
Cities, towns & villages in Lamu
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SiyuSiyu is a settlement on the north coast of Pate Island, within the Lamu Archipelago in Kenya's Coast Province. The age of Siyu is not known, but it might date from the 13th century. There are some other accounts that mention Chinese ships of Zheng He's fleet sinking near Lamu Island in Kenya in 1415. Survivors settled on the island and married local women. This has been proven recently by archaeological work on the island that has resulted in the finding of evidence to suggest this connection. Further DNA testing done on some residents from Siyu show that they indeed have Chinese ancestors. Show Siyuon the map
FazaFaza is a settlement on the North coast on Pate Island, within the Lamu Archipelago in Kenya's former Coast Province. Faza was known by the name of Ampaza by the Portuguese dates back at least to the 14th century. In 1587 Faza was destroyed by the Portuguese as the local Sheikh had supported Mirale Bey, a notorious privateer who had earlier played a key role in ousting the Portuguese from Muscat. The Portuguese arrived from Goa with some 650 men on their punitive expedition, and unleashed their fury on Faza. Everybody they could find was killed, including the local Sheikh. The Portuguese preserved his head in a barrel of salt for display in India. After 4 days of looting they invited Fazas arch-rivals from Pate town to take away anything that they liked from Faza. Show Fazaon the map
LamuLamu or Lamu Town is a small town on Lamu Island, which in turn is a part of the Lamu Archipelago in Kenya. Situated 341 kilometres (212 mi) by road northeast of Mombasa that ends at Mokowe Jetty from where the sea channel has to be crossed to reach Lamu Island. It is the headquarters of Lamu County and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Lamu is Kenya's oldest continually inhabited town, and was one of the original Swahili settlements along coastal East Africa, founded in 1370. Show Lamuon the map
KiongweKiongwe is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Lying on the shore of the Indian Ocean it serves as the popular coastal tourism centre. The settlement has a population of 845 as per the 2015 census. Kiongwe is one of Kenya's oldest continually inhabited settlements, and was one of the original Swahili settlements along coastal East Africa. Kiongwe is a popular resort because of its marvelous Indian Ocean beaches, wildlife and at same time it is a destination for backpackers in search of an 'authentic' experience. Show Kiongweon the map
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MamboreMambore is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Mamboreon the map
Kimari MagangaMbwara Maganga is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Kimari Magangaon the map
MashundwaniMashundwani is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Mashundwanion the map
Milimani WestMilimani West is a settlement in Kenya's Lamu County. Show Milimani Weston the map
Milimani EastMilimani East is a settlement in Kenya's Lamu County. Show Milimani Easton the map
MambosasaMambosasa is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Mambosasaon the map
MatondoniMatondoni is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Matondonion the map
MsumariniMsumarini is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Msumarinion the map
MajunguniMajunguni is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Majungunion the map
KikomaniKikomani is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Kikomanion the map
MsuakiniMsuakini is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Msuakinion the map
MilimaniMilimani is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Milimanion the map
MatironiMatironi is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Matironion the map
MararaniMararani is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Mararanion the map
MvindeniMvindeni is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Mvindenion the map
MkunumbiMkunumbi is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Mkunumbion the map
MkokoniMkokoni is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Mkokonion the map
MapenyaMapenya is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Mapenyaon the map
MararuiMararui is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Mararuion the map
KilweniKilweni is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Kilwenion the map
MyabogiMyabogi is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Myabogion the map
NdambweNdambwe is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Ndambweon the map
Bora ImaniBora Imani is a settlement in Kenya's Lamu County. Show Bora Imanion the map
KiangweKiangwe is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Kiangweon the map
BajumwaliBajumwali is a settlement in Kenya's Lamu County. Show Bajumwalion the map
NgindaNginda is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Ngindaon the map
MwaziMwazi is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. Show Mwazion the map
ChundwaChundwa is a settlement in Kenya's Lamu County. Show Chundwaon the map
AshuweiAshuwei is a settlement in Kenya's Lamu County. Show Ashuweion the map
BargoniBargoni is a settlement in Kenya's Lamu County. Show Bargonion the map
ArosenArosen is a settlement in Kenya's Lamu County. Show Arosenon the map
AnkishAnkish is a settlement in Kenya's Lamu County. Show Ankishon the map
BodheiBodhei is a settlement in Kenya's Lamu County. Show Bodheion the map
DuldulDuldul is a settlement in Kenya's Lamu County. Show Duldulon the map
DodoriDodori is a settlement in Kenya's Lamu County. Show Dodorion the map
HidioHidio is a settlement in Kenya's Lamu County. Show Hidioon the map
JunjaJunja is a settlement in Kenya's Lamu County. Show Junjaon the map
WangeWange is a settlement in Kenya's Lamu County. Show Wangeon the map
JipeJipe is a settlement in Kenya's Lamu County. Show Jipeon the map
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States, regions, administrative units in Lamu
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LamuLamu County is located in the Northern Coast of Kenya and is one of the Six Coastal Counties in Kenya. It borders Kilifi County in the southwest, Garissa County to the north, Republic of Somalia to the northeast and the Indian Ocean to the South. It lies 1° 40’ and 2° 30’south and longitude 40° 15’ and 40° 38’south. The County has a land surface of 6,273.1 km that include the mainland and over 65 islands that form the Lamu Archipelago. The total length of the coastline is 130 km while land water mass area stands at 308 km. There are extensive mangrove forests in the area.Show on map
Lamu DistrictLamu County is located in the Northern Coast of Kenya and is one of the Six Coastal Counties in Kenya. It borders Kilifi County in the southwest, Garissa County to the north, Republic of Somalia to the northeast and the Indian Ocean to the South. It lies 1° 40’ and 2° 30’south and longitude 40° 15’ and 40° 38’south. The County has a land surface of 6,273.1 km that include the mainland and over 65 islands that form the Lamu Archipelago. The total length of the coastline is 130 km while land water mass area stands at 308 km. There are extensive mangrove forests in the area.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Lamu
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Lamu IslandLamu Island is a part of the Lamu Archipelago of Kenya. Lamu Old Town, the principal inhabited part of the island, is one of the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlements in East Africa. Built in coral stone and mangrove timber, the town is characterized by the simplicity of structural forms enriched by such features as inner courtyards, verandas, and elaborately carved wooden doors. Lamu has hosted major Muslim religious festivals since the 19th century, and has become a significant center for the study of Islamic and Swahili cultures.Show on map
Witu ForestThe Witu Forest, is a protected area in Lamu District, Kenya, East Africa. It was formed in 1927 by combining the Utwani Forest Reserve with the adjacent Gongoni Forest Reserve, although the previous names remained in use. The independent Kenyan government confirmed the reservation, gazetting the forest in 1962, with 701 hectares (1,732 acres) more gazetted in 2002. The forest covers 4,639 hectares (11,463 acres) of gazetted land, with approximately 900 hectares (2,224 acres) of additional un gazetted, but enclosed, forest. The adjacent Mungajini Forest on the Nairobi Ranch contains approximately 1,100 hectares (2,718 acres). As of 2007, there was no management plan for the forest, although it is to be managed under the Forests Act, 2005, by the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) which replaced thShow on map
Pate IslandPate (Paté) Island (Swahili pron. [ˈpate]) is located in the Indian Ocean close to the northern coast of Kenya, to which it belongs. It is the largest island in the Lamu Archipelago, which lie between the towns of Lamu and Kiunga in the former Coast Province. The island is almost completely surrounded by mangroves. Public transportation is provided by a few mini buses (known as matatus). The main administrative centre on the island, with the police station, is Faza.Show on map
Dodori National ReserveDodori National Reserve is a protected area located in Lamu East District of Coast Province in Kenya. It was documented in 1976 and its 877 km² encompasses an important woodland and forest area that historically supported large populations of wildlife, including elephants, lions, buffaloes, and coastal topi.Show on map
Manda IslandManda is an island of the Lamu Archipelago of Kenya, known for the prosperous 9th century ports of Takwa and Manda town. The island is now linked by ferry to Lamu and is home to Manda Airport, while Manda Toto island lies to its west. The island is separated from the mainland by the narrow Mkanda channel.Show on map