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Map of Trans Nzoia district in Kenya

Basic information about Trans_Nzoia
Trans-Nzoia County is a county in the former Rift Valley Province, Kenya, located between the Nzoia River and Mount Elgon with its centre at the town of Kitale which is the capital and largest town of the county, and 380 km North West of Nairobi. The county borders Bungoma to the west, Uasin Gishu and Kakamega to the south, Elgeyo Marakwet to the east, West Pokot to the north and the republic of Uganda to North West. Trans Nzoia covers an area of 2495.5 square kilometres. Historically the area has been inhabited by the Kalenjin and Bukusu people. After independence many of the farms vacated by white settlers were bought by individuals from other ethnic groups in Kenya. The county is largely Agricultural with both large scale and small scale wheat, maize and dairy farming. The county is fondly referred to as the basket of Kenya for its role in food production in the country.
Cities, towns & villages in Trans Nzoia
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EndebessEndebess is both an administrative division and a small town that houses the headquarters for the division in Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya. The town is located 17 kilometers west of Kitale, the location of the county headquarters. Endebess is one of the towns nearest to Mount Elgon, and features accommodation for those interested in hiking in the national park; the town is 4 kilometers from the park's Chorlim Gate. Endebess was among many areas hit by post-election violence in early 2008, and hosted a camp for internally displaced persons after the violence subsided. Show Endebesson the map
KitaleKitale is an agricultural town in northern rift valley Kenya situated between Mount Elgon and the Cherangani Hills at an elevation of around 1,900 metres (6,200 ft). Its population is 106,187 as of 2009. The National Museum of Western Kenya is located at Kitale. It is a natural history museum and was originally created by Lt Col. Hugh Stoneham in 1926. Show Kitaleon the map
MorkwijitMorkwijit is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Morkwijiton the map
KimininiKiminini is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Kimininion the map
States, regions, administrative units in Trans Nzoia
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Trans NzoiaTrans-Nzoia County is a county in the former Rift Valley Province, Kenya, located between the Nzoia River and Mount Elgon 380 km Northwest of Nairobi. At its centre is the town of Kitale which is the capital and largest town. The county borders Bungoma to the west, Uasin Gishu and Kakamega to the south, Elgeyo Marakwet to the east, West Pokot to the north and the republic of Uganda to the Northwest. Trans Nzoia covers an area of 2495.5 square kilometres.Show on map