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Nairobi County is one of the 47 counties of Kenya. The smallest yet most populous of the counties, its capital is Nairobi, which is also the capital and largest city of Kenya. Nairobi County was founded in 2013 on the same boundaries as Nairobi Province, after Kenya's 8 provinces were subdivided into 47 counties.
Cities, towns & villages in Nairobi Area
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KariobangiKariobangi is a low-income residential estate in northeastern Nairobi, Kenya. It consists of both apartments and slum-type dwellings. It is split into two parts, Kariobangi North and Kariobangi South. The northern part was constructed first, with first buildings built in 1961. Show Kariobangion the map
Thika(For other uses, see Thika (disambiguation).) Thika (pronounced [ˈθika]) is an industrial town in Kiambu County, Kenya, lying on the A2 road 42 kilometres (26 mi) north east of Nairobi, near the confluence of the Thika and Chania Rivers. Although Thika town is administratively in Kiambu County, the greater Thika area comprising such residential areas such as Bendor estate, Maporomoko, Thika Greens, Thika Golden Pearl, Bahati Ridge, Thika Sports Club, among others, are within Murang'a County. Thika has a population of 139,853 which is growing rapidly, as is the entire greater Nairobi area. Its elevation is approximately 1,631 metres (5,351 ft). Show Thikaon the map
NairobiNairobi (/naɪˈroʊbi/; locally [naɪˈroːbi]) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. It is famous for having the Nairobi National Park, the world's only game reserve found within a major city. The city and its surrounding area also form Nairobi County, whose current governor is Evans Kidero and Deputy Governor is Jonathan Mueke. Show Nairobion the map
KarenKaren is an affluent suburb of Nairobi in Kenya, lying south west of the city centre. It is generally believed that the suburb is named after Karen Blixen, the Danish author of the colonial memoir Out of Africa; her farm occupied the land where the suburb now stands. Blixen herself declared in her later writings that \"the residential district of Karen\" was \"named after me\". And Remy Martin, the developer who bought the farm in 1931 and converted it into residential lots for Nairobi's fast-growing population, confirmed that he named the neighborhood for Blixen. Show Karenon the map
KiberaKibera (Nubian: Forest or Jungle) is a division of Nairobi Area, Kenya, and neighbourhood of the city of Nairobi, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the city centre. Kibera is the largest slum in Nairobi, and the largest urban slum in Africa. The 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census reports Kibera's population as 170,070, contrary to previous estimates of one or two million people. Other sources suggest the total Kibera population may be 500,000 to well over 1,000,000 depending on which slums are included in defining Kibera. Show Kiberaon the map
KabeteKabete is one of 12 constituencies within Kiambu County, as of 2012 but parts of it are in Nairobi County. In 2010 when reforms were made to Kenya's Constitution, the country was organized into 47 counties in order to foster a more decentralized government throughout the country. The delineations of these counties align (almost exactly) with the demarcations of the legally recognized districts, established in 1989 during President Arap Moi's presidency. Each county has a single member constituency in what is Kiambu County, led by the governor William Kabogo. Kabete Constituency Member of Parliament is Ferdinard Waititu, who was elected following the murder of George Muchai. Show Kabeteon the map
EmbakasiEmbakasi is a division of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. It is located east of the central business district. As a residential estate it houses mostly lower middle income citizens. It is also a host to informal settlements like 'Mukuru Kwa Njenga'. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the main airport of Nairobi is located in Embakasi and it was known as Embakasi Airport when it was opened in 1958. Show Embakasion the map
GachieGachie is a settlement in Kenya's Kiambu County. It enjoys close geographical proximity to the city of Nairobi and it neighbors Nyari Estate. A few years ago, the small town had set a track record for being a den of thugs and insecurity. However this is fast changing as the Government of Kenya has beefed up security around the area. According to an article in the Standard Newspaper, Gachie and Kihara areas are enjoying a steady property demand. Another research paper by the University of Nairobi Digital Repository says \"The area (Gachie) which was previously rural in character has changed and is now acquiring an urban character\". Show Gachieon the map
DandoraDandora is an eastern suburb in Nairobi, Kenya. It is part of the Embakasi division. Surrounding neighbourhoods called estates include Kariobangi, Baba Dogo, Gitare Marigo and Korogocho. Dandora was established in 1977, with partial financing by the World Bank in order to offer a higher standard of housing. Nairobi's principal dumping site is situated in Dandora. The Dandora Oxygenation Ponds, a prominent feature on satellite imagery of the area, is Nairobi's main sewage treatment works, and discharges processed water into the Nairobi River. Show Dandoraon the map
Uhuru GardensUhuru Gardens is a memorial public park located on Lang'ata Road, Nairobi, Kenya. It is the largest memorial park in Kenya. The inaugural ceremony for Kenya's first president, President Jomo Kenyatta was conducted at this park on 12 December 1963 when Kenya gained its independence. A 24-metre high monument commemorating Kenyas' struggle for independence is the centrepiece of attractions at Uhuru Gardens. To one side of this monument is a statue of freedom fighters raising the Kenyan flag. About a hundred metres away is another monument with a fountain. Show Uhuru Gardenson the map
LavingtonLavington is a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. It is a high-income residential estate located northwest of the city centre. Lavington belongs to the Westlands administrative division of Nairobi. The bulk of the area now known as Lavington was originally the St Austin's Mission established by the French Holy Ghost Fathers. The Strathmore School, Saint Mary's, Loreto Convent School, St. Austin's Academy, Braeside High School, Nairobi International School, Lavington Primary School and Rusinga School are located in Lavington. Show Lavingtonon the map
Ongata RongaiOngata Rongai, also locally known as Rongai is a settlement in Kenya's Kajiado County located between the Kaputiei plains and the Western slopes of the Ngong hills. It is a fast developing residential urban aggregation in the outskirts of Nairobi with a population of 35,000 in the 1999 National Census but currently estimated between 66,042 and 147,000. The city is situated 17 km south of Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya and lies at 1731 m (5682 ft) above sea level. Show Ongata Rongaion the map
KahawaKahawa is a suburb settlement traversing the Kiambu County and Nairobi County borders along Thika Road. Despite its proximity to the city, most of its parts are administratively in Ruiru Constituency. Kenyatta University is found in this area. The member of parliament for the area is Esther Gathogo (2013-2017). The region is represented by Hon. Michael Irungu Waweru (Kahawa Wendani Ward) and Hon. Eng. Peter Geche (Kahawa Sukari Ward)(2013-2017). Show Kahawaon the map
KorogochoKorogocho is one of the largest slum neighbourhoods of Nairobi, Kenya. Home to 150,000 to 200,000 people pressed into 1.5 square kilometres, northeast of the city centre, Korogocho was founded as a shanty town on the then outskirts of the city. In 2009 it was estimated to be the fourth largest slum in Nairobi, after Kibera, Mathare Valley and Mukuru kwa Njenga. Show Korogochoon the map
GigiriGigiri is a residential estate in Nairobi. It is home to Kenya's large expatriate community. It is one of the largest expat communities in Africa. Gigiri hosts: \n* United Nations Office at Nairobi making Nairobi the only African city to host several UN bodies i.e. \n* United Nations Environment Programme \n* United Nations Human Settlements Programme \n* Embassy of the United States, Nairobi \n* The International Civil Aviation Organization's Base for Eastern and Southern Africa. Show Gigirion the map
PumwaniPumwani is an estate of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. In 2005 it had an estimated population of 29,616. The Pumwani Maternity Hospital is located in Pumwani. It is the largest public maternity hospital in Kenya. The St. John's Church is also located in Pumwani. It is the seat of St. John's Archdeaconry of Anglican Church of Kenya. Show Pumwanion the map
HighridgeHighridge is a residential estate in Nairobi, located in northern parts of the larger Parklands estate. Administratively, Highridge is a subdivision of the Westlands division of Nairobi. The City Park of Nairobi is located east of Highridge, while north of the estate is Sigiria forest, which belongs to the larger Karura Forest. Show Highridgeon the map
EastleighEastleigh is a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. It is located east of the central business district. Predominantly inhabited by Somali immigrants, it has been described as \"Little Mogadishu\", as well as \"a country within a country with its own economy\" on account of its robust business sector. Show Eastleighon the map
DagorettiDagoretti refers to an area in western Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. Administratively it is one of eight divisions of Nairobi. The Dagoretti division is divided into six Locations. The electoral Dagoretti Constituency has the same boundaries as Dagoretti division. Show Dagorettion the map
CarnivoreCarnivore is an open-air restaurant in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. Carnivore's specialty is meat, and features an all-you-can-eat meat buffet. They serve a wide variety of meat and are famous for their game meat. It is a popular tourist destination. Show Carnivoreon the map
ParklandsParklands, Nairobi, commonly referred to simply as Parklands, is a neighbourhood in the city of Nairobi, the capital and largest city in Kenya. It is divided into numbered avenues. The name arises from the proximity of the area to City Park, Nairobi. Show Parklandson the map
BahatiBahati is an estate in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. Administratively, it is a location in Pumwani division of Nairobi and Kamukunji Constituency. In 2005 the Bahati location had an estimated population of 55,082. Show Bahation the map
OfafaOfafa is a southeastern neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya in a low income, high-density area generally known as the Eastlands. Politically it belongs to Makadara Constituency. In the mid-1950s the Quakers erected a building in Ofafa to act as a hub for individual craftspeople making and selling furniture. It is also known for its Jericho school. Ofafa was named after Ambrose Ofafa, a prominent politician who received a Colonial Service award on the 1953 Coronation Honours list, and was murdered in November of the same year. Show Ofafaon the map
DoonholmDoonholm is a settlement in Kenya's Nairobi Area. Historically, Doonholm was full of sisal plantations. Doonholm's name comes from an ancient landowner or plantation owner. Show Doonholmon the map
WestlandsWestlands is an affluent neighbourhood and administrative division in the city of Nairobi, the capital of and largest city in Kenya. Show Westlandson the map
RundaRunda or Runda Estate is one of the suburbs of the city of Nairobi, the capital and largest city in Kenya. Show Rundaon the map
KasaraniKasarani is a residential area in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. Show Kasaranion the map
MbagathiMbagathi is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Mbagathion the map
Benhard EstateBenhard Estate is a settlement in Kenya's Nairobi Area. Show Benhard Estateon the map
GatharainiGatharaini is a settlement in Kenya's Nairobi Province. Show Gatharainion the map
KanyongoKanyongo is a settlement in Kenya's Central Province. Show Kanyongoon the map
City EstateCity Estate is a settlement in Kenya's Nairobi Area. Show City Estateon the map
KagondoKagondo is a settlement in Kenya's Central Province. Show Kagondoon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Nairobi Area
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NairobiNairobi County is one of the 47 counties of Kenya. The smallest yet most populous of the counties, its capital is Nairobi, which is also the capital and largest city of Kenya. Nairobi County was founded in 2013 on the same boundaries as Nairobi Province, after Kenya's 8 provinces were subdivided into 47 counties.Show on map
Different buildings in Nairobi Area
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United Nations Office at NairobiThe United Nations Office in Nairobi is one of the four major UN office sites where several different UN agencies have a joint presence. It was established in 1996. The complex of buildings is located next to the Karura Forest and across the street (United Nations Avenue) from the US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. In November 2004, the United Nations Security Council held a rare session at Nairobi to discuss the situations in southern and western Sudan. The meeting was convened at the urging of then-Ambassador John Danforth of the United States.Show on map
Kenyatta National HospitalThe Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi is the oldest hospital in Kenya. Founded in 1901 with a bed capacity of 40 as the Native Civil hospital, it was renamed the King George VI Hospital in 1952. At that time the settler community was served by the nearby European Hospital (now Nairobi Hospital). It was renamed Kenyatta National Hospital – after Jomo Kenyatta – following independence from the British. It is currently the largest referral and teaching hospital in the country. Vision: To be a World Class Referral Hospital in the provision of innovative and specialized healthcare.Show on map
University of NairobiThe University of Nairobi (UoN) is a collegiate research university based in Nairobi. It is one of the largest universities in Kenya. Although its history as an educational institution dates back to 1956, it did not become an independent university until 1970. In this year, the University of East Africa was split into three independent universities: Makerere University in Uganda, the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and the University of Nairobi.Show on map
Nairobi SchoolNairobi School is a national secondary school in Nairobi, Kenya. It was founded in 1902 by the British settlers who had made Nairobi their home after the construction of the Uganda Railway. In 1925 Lord Delamere and Sir Edward Grigg, then Governor of Kenya, separated the European Nairobi School into a senior boys' school (Prince of Wales School), a senior girls' school (Kenya High School) and a junior school (Nairobi Primary School).Show on map
Moi International Sports CentreThe Moi International Sports Centre (abbreviated as M.I.S.C.) is a multi-purpose stadium in Kasarani, Kenya. It was built in 1987 for the All-Africa Games held in Nairobi. The facilities include a 60,000 seat arena with a running track and a pitch used for football and rugby union, a competition size swimming pool, an indoor arena and a 108 bed capacity hotel.Show on map
Jomo Kenyatta International AirportJomo Kenyatta International Airport (IATA: NBO, ICAO: HKJK) is an international airport in Nairobi, the capital of and largest city in Kenya. Located in the Embakasi suburb 15 kilometres (9 mi) southeast of Nairobi's central business district, the airport has scheduled flights to destinations in over 50 countries. The airport is named after Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's first president and prime minister. The airport served 6,348,635 passengers in 2014, making it the ninth-busiest airport in Africa by total passengers. It is the hub for flag carrier Kenya Airways, Jambojet, as well as Fly540 and African Express Airways.Show on map
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Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Nairobi Area
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Nairobi DamThe Nairobi Dam is an embankment dam on the Nairobi River in Nairobi, Kenya.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Nairobi Area
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Nairobi National ParkNairobi National Park is a national park in Kenya. Established in 1946, the national park was Kenya's first. It is located approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) south of the centre of Nairobi, Kenya's capital city, with an electric fence separating the park's wildlife from the metropolis. Nairobi's skyscrapers can be seen from the park. The proximity of urban and natural environments has caused conflicts between the animals and local people and threatens animals' migration routes.Show on map
Karura ForestKarura Forest is an urban forest in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. The forest was gazetted in 1932 and is managed by the Kenya Forest Service in conjunction with the Friends of Karura Forest Community Forest Association .Show on map
Jeevanjee GardensJeevanjee Gardens is an open garden in the Central Business District of Nairobi, Kenya. Jeevanjee Gardens was founded by A.M. Jeevanjee, an Asian-born entrepreneur in Kenya. It is the only park in the city that is directly owned by the people, having been donated to the poor people of Nairobi as a resting area (the park was private property and it is held in trust for the people of Nairobi).Show on map