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Basic information about Nakuru
Nakuru County is a county in Kenya. The capital and largest town is Nakuru, although Naivasha is another major significant urban centre. With a population of 1,603,325 (2009 census), it is the fourth largest county in Kenya after Nairobi, Kakamega and Kiambu in that order in terms of population. Nakuru County has an area of 2,325.8 km².
Cities, towns & villages in Nakuru
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KijabeKijabe is a town in Kenya. Its name is Maasai for \"Place of the Wind\". It stands on the edge of the Great Rift Valley at an altitude of 2200m, some 50 kilometres north-west of Nairobi. Kijabe is located in the sub-county of Lari, Kiambu County. Kijabe has a population 17,334 (1999 census, total population of Kijabe location) . Kijabe has a railway station along the Uganda Railway. The town is located between Limuru and Naivasha. It is an alcohol and cigarettes free town. Kijabe is also a spider genus (Oonopidae) Show Kijabeon the map
ElburgonElburgon is a small town in Nakuru County, Kenya. It is located 30 kilometres west of the capital city of Nakuru, the provincial capital. Nearest towns include Molo, Njoro and Rongai. Elburgon is an electoral ward of the Molo Constituency and Nakuru County Council. Elburgon is also a name of an administrative division in Nakuru County. Elburgon division is divided into three locations: Elburgon, Mariashoni and Turi. Show Elburgonon the map
RongaiRongai is a town in Nakuru County, Kenya. It lies 30 km west of Nakuru, along the A104 Road and the railway line between Nakuru and Uganda. It is about 10 kilometres north of Elburgon and 15 kilometres east of Molo. The town lies 1912 m (6272 ft) above sea level and has a population of 20878. Rongai is part of the Rongai Constituency. Show Rongaion the map
NakuruNakuru, is the fourth largest city in Kenya and the capital of Nakuru County in Kenya and former capital of the Rift Valley Province. It has 307,990 inhabitants, making it the largest urban centre in the Kenyan mid-west with Eldoret in Uasin Gishu following closely behind. Nakuru lies about 1,850 m above sea level. Show Nakuruon the map
MoloMolo is a town in Nakuru County. It is served by a branch of Kenya Railways, formerly the Uganda Railway, East African Railways Corporation until 1977. Molo hosts a town council. The town has a population of 107,806 (2009 census). Show Moloon the map
DawsonvilleDawsonville is a railway town and junction in Kenya, lying on the main line to Uganda and the branches to Kisumu and Solai. Show Dawsonvilleon the map
NaivashaNaivasha is a market town in Nakuru County, Kenya, lying north west of Nairobi. Show Naivashaon the map
EnengipireEnangiperi is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Enengipireon the map
ElmenteitaElmenteita is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Elmenteitaon the map
CokereriaCokereria is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Cokereriaon the map
MarashoniMarashoni is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Marashonion the map
KamwauraKamwaura is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Kamwauraon the map
MachegeMachege is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Machegeon the map
Darasha ya MaweDarasha ya Mawe is a settlement in Kenya's Narok County. Show Darasha ya Maweon the map
GichageGichage is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Gichageon the map
MelewaMelewa is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Melewaon the map
GorobaGoroba is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Gorobaon the map
KarungaKarunga is a settlement in Kenya's Central Province. Show Karungaon the map
Mau NarokMau Narok is a settlement in Kenya's Nakuru County. Show Mau Narokon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Nakuru
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NakuruNakuru County is a county in Kenya. The capital and largest town is Nakuru, although Naivasha is another major significant urban centre. With a population of 1,603,325 (2009 census), it is the fourth largest county in Kenya after Nairobi, Kakamega and Kiambu in that order in terms of population. Nakuru County has an area of 2,325.8 km².Show on map
Different buildings in Nakuru
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Nakuru AirportNakuru Airport (IATA: NUU, ICAO: HKNK) is an airport serving the border town of Nakuru and surrounding communities, in Nakuru County, Kenya. Its location is approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi), by air, northwest of Nairobi International Airport, the country’s largest civilian airport. It is also the best way to get to mount Kenya by helicopter.Show on map
Egerton UniversityEgerton University is a public university in Kenya.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Nakuru
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Lake NakuruLake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1754 m above sea level. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in the rift valley of Kenya and is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake's abundance of algae used to attract a vast quantity of flamingos that famously lined the shore. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons and other large mammals. Eastern black rhinos and southern white rhinos have also been introduced. Lake Nakuru is protected under the Ramsar Convention on wetlands.Show on map
Lake NaivashaLake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, which lies north west of Nairobi. It is part of the Great Rift Valley. The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai'posha, meaning \"rough water\" because of the sudden storms which can arise.Show on map
Lake ElmenteitaLake Elmenteita, also spelled Elementaita, is a soda lake, in the Great Rift Valley, about 120 km northwest of Nairobi, Kenya.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Nakuru
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LongonotMount Longonot is a stratovolcano located southeast of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya, Africa. It is thought to have last erupted in the 1860s. Its name is derived from the Maasai word Oloonong'ot, meaning \"mountains of many spurs\" or \"steep ridges\".Show on map
MenengaiMenengai Crater is a massive shield volcano with one of the biggest calderas in the world, located in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya. It is the largest volcano caldera in Kenya and the second largest volcano caldera in Africa. Farmland occupies its flanks. The crater is located on the floor of the Rift Valley. The volcano formed about 200,000 years ago and the prominent 12 x 8 km caldera formed about 8000 years ago. The caldera floor is covered with numerous post caldera lava flows. The Menengai volcano is considered one of the best-preserved Krakatau-style calderas in the world. Menengai has very little sediment in the caldera which is a thick mass of lava boulders and inaccessible ridges. Volcanic activity continues and is used for geothermal power generation.Show on map
Menengai ForestMenengai Forest is an urban forest situated within the town of Nakuru in Kenya. The Menengai Crater is within the forest. It was gazetted as a forest in the 1930s. It is surrounded by residential areas of Milimani Estate in the South, Ngachura and Bahati in the East, Solai in the North and Olo-Rongai in the West. Various Government of Kenya facilities have been hived off from the forest; these include the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation and the Nakuru G.K Prison. There is also a geothermal exploration project by the Geothermal Development Company inside the Menengai Crater floor.Show on map
OlkariaThe Olkaria Area is a region located immediately to the south of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya, Africa. It is geothermally active and is being used to generate growing quantities of clean electrical power. The region has an estimated potential of 2,000 MW. This is almost double the maximum daily electricity peak demand recorded in 2008/2009 for the entire country.Show on map
OpuruOl Doinyo Eburru is an active complex of volcanoes in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya to the northwest of Lake Naivasha.It is being exploited for geothermal energy.Soysambu Conservancy is located to the north of the massif, between Lake Elmenteita to the east and Lake Nakuru to the west.Show on map