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Basic information about Turkana
Turkana County is a county in the former Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Turkana is the largest and also the north-western most county in Kenya. It is bordered by the countries of Uganda to the west; South Sudan and Ethiopia, including the disputed Ilemi Triangle, to the north and northeast; and Lake Turkana to the east. To the south and east, neighbouring counties in Kenya are West Pokot, Baringo and Samburu Counties, while Marsabit County is located on the opposite (i.e. eastern) shore of Lake Turkana.
Cities, towns & villages in Turkana
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LokichokioLokichogio, also Lokichoggio or Lokichokio, is a town in the Turkana District, northwest of Kenya (4°12′00″N 34°21′00″E / 4.20000°N 34.35000°E). It is often called Loki. The town lies on the A1 road, and is served by the Lokichogio Airport. It is about 30 kilometers from the international border with South Sudan and hosts the UN offices (part of the Operation Lifeline Sudan program), around 49 NGOs, and a large orthopedic hospital run by the ICRC. Show Lokichokioon the map
LodwarLodwar is the largest town in north-western Kenya, located west of Lake Turkana on the A1 road. Its main industries are basket weaving and tourism. The Loima Hills lie to its west. Lodwar is the capital of Turkana County. The town has a population of 48,316. Lodwar is considered the capital of the region, housing local and governmental facilities, including Turkana’s biggest health facility and the main referral hospital, Lodwar County Hospital (LDH). It is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lodwar. The town is also served by Lodwar Airport. Show Lodwaron the map
KakumaKakuma is a town in northwestern Turkana County, Kenya. It is the site of a UNHCR refugee camp, established in 1991. The population of Kakuma town was 60,000 in 2014, having grown from around 8,000 in 1990. In 1991, the camp was established to host the 12,000 unaccompanied minors who had fled the war in Sudan and came walking from camps in Ethiopia. Show Kakumaon the map
LokicharLokichar is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Lokichar is situated in the heart of the dusty and arid Turkana basin (desert) in the Rift Valley, 550km north-east of Nairobi. Until 2010 it was a forgotten backwater of Turkana cattle-based pastoralists with a pre-2010 population under 1,000. The principal activity was basket weaving and other native crafts to cater for the sparse traffic.The 2011 recent discovery of possible oil by Tullow Oil, talk of the Uganda/South Sudan oil pipeline to Lamu passing through, and the opening of the border to the new state of South Sudan has started to transform its prospects. The 2012 population for the area is 2,000 and rising. There is a small non-commercial airport. Show Lokicharon the map
NadapalNadapal is a community in the north of Turkana County, Kenya near the border with the Eastern Equatoria state of South Sudan. The Nadapal belt is an area stretching 25 kilometres (16 mi) southward from the border with South Sudan to Lokichogio in Kenya. The village of Nadapal lies on the road between Narus in South Sudan and Lokichogio. The area has been the scene of violent clashes between Toposa and Turkana pastoralists, traditional rivals. It is becoming a vital border crossing as trade between Kenya and South Sudan booms following independence. Show Nadapalon the map
LorukumuLorugumu is an African settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Lorukumuon the map
NganukonharengakNganukonharengak is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Nganukonharengakon the map
LoichangamatakLoichangamatak is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Loichangamatakon the map
Lokwa KangoleLokwakangole is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Lokwa Kangoleon the map
LokitaungLokitaung is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province, a few miles inland of northwest Lake Turkana. Lokitaung is the site of the 36-million year old Lokitaung Basalt lava flows, which lay atop Cretaceous sediments including dinosaur bones. The basalts are over 1 kilometer thick, and approximately 100 kilometers wide. Show Lokitaungon the map
MurilingMuriling is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Murilingon the map
LoperotLoperot is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Loperoton the map
LomeloLomelo is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Lomeloon the map
LoruthLoruth is a settlement in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Show Loruthon the map
AngorangoraAngorangora is a settlement in Kenya's Turkana County. Show Angorangoraon the map
AnglogitatAnglogitat is a settlement in Kenya's Turkana County. Show Anglogitaton the map
States, regions, administrative units in Turkana
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TurkanaTurkana County is a county in the former Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Turkana is the largest and also the north-western most county in Kenya. It is bordered by the countries of Uganda to the west; South Sudan and Ethiopia, including the disputed Ilemi Triangle, to the north and northeast; and Lake Turkana to the east. To the south and east, neighbouring counties in Kenya are West Pokot, Baringo and Samburu Counties, while Marsabit County is located on the opposite (i.e. eastern) shore of Lake Turkana.Show on map
Different buildings in Turkana
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Kalokol AirportKalokol Airport (IATA: KLK, ICAO: HKFG), also named Fergusons Gulf Airport, is an airport located in Kalokol, a village in Turkana County in northwestern Kenya, on the western shores of Lake Turkana, close to the International border with Ethiopia. By air, Kalokol airport is situated approximately 552 kilometres (343 mi) northwest of Nairobi International Airport, Kenya's largest civilian airport. The geographic coordinates of this airport are:3° 29' 24.00\"N, 35° 50' 24.00\"E (Latitude:3.490000;Show on map
Lokichoggio AirportLokichogio Airport is an airport in Lokichogio, Kenya.Show on map
Lokitaung AirportLokitaung Airport is an airport in Lokitaung, Kenya.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Turkana
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NamakatLake Logipi is a saline, alkaline lake that lies at the northern end of the arid Suguta Valley in the northern Kenya Rift. It is separated from Lake Turkana by the Barrier volcanic complex, a group of young volcanoes that last erupted during the late 19th Century or early 20th Century. Saline hot springs discharge on the northern shoreline of Lake Logipi and at Cathedral Rocks near its southern limit, and help to maintain water at times of extreme aridity. During the rainy season, the lake is also recharged from the Suguta River which flows northward along the Suguta Valley, periodically forming a temporary lake (Lake Alablab) that unites with Logipi.Show on map
TurkwelThe Turkwel River (sometimes spelled Turkwell River) is a river flowing from Mount Elgon in the border of Kenya and Uganda to Lake Turkana. The river is called the Suam River from its source to the border with the West Pokot County of Kenya. The name Turkwel is derived from the Turkana name for the river, Tir-kol, which means translates to a river that \"withstands the wilderness\". The Turkwel begins from the lush green slopes of Mount Elgon and the Cherangani Hills, traverses the Southern Turkana Plains, crosses Loturerei Desert near Lodwar and empties to the world's largest desert lake, Lake Turkana. The river's flow is seasonally varied, and it is subject to flash floods in the rainy season.Show on map
KasiKASI (1430 AM, \"News Talk 1430\") is a radio station licensed to serve Ames, Iowa. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and licensed to Citicasters Licenses, Inc. It airs a News/Talk radio format. The station was assigned the KASI call letters by the Federal Communications Commission. The transmitter and tower are located in northwest Ames. According to the Antenna Structure Registration database, the tower is 123 m (404 ft) tall.Show on map
LomekwiLomekwi 3 is the name of an archaeological site in Kenya where ancient stone tools have been discovered dating to 3.3 million years ago, which make them the oldest ever found.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Turkana
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Central IslandCentral Island, also known as Crocodile Island, is a volcanic island located in the middle of Lake Turkana in Kenya. It is also the location of Central Island National Park, which is governed by the Kenya Wildlife Service. The youngest Central Islands tuffs and lavas may be as young as Holocene (Karson and Curtis, 1992). Fumarolic activity is concentrated along the NE-to-SE rim of the central crater, and sprays of sulfur from the fumaroles were observed by visitors in the 1930s. In 1974 intense emission of molten sulfur and steam clouds were seen from the mainland.Show on map
AiyangiyangAiyangiyang is a basin in southern Turkana, Kenya, southeast of Lodwar. It is known by nomadic pastoralists for its seasonal water availability, and is an important archaeological and paleontological site with artifacts and remains from the African Middle and Late Stone Ages.Show on map
NamarunuNamarunu is a shield volcano located in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya.Show on map
LokoriLokori is a settlement in Kenya's North Eastern Province.Show on map