seasons in Kenya are April to June and October to early
December. The coast is hot and humid all year round but
tempered by strong onshore breezes, the lowlands are hot
and dry and the highlands (including Nairobi) are more
temperate and cool at night.
official Kenya languages are English and Swahili (called
Kiswahili in the language itself). Both are taught at
schools throughout the country.
The shilling, denoted by KES, is
the official currency of Kenya. Banknotes are issued in
the following denominations: 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000
Shillings; smaller values are issued as coins with 1
Shilling = 100 Cents.
The population of Kenya in 2003 was
estimated by the United Nations at 31, 987, 000, which
placed it as number 34 in population among the 193
nations of the world. In that year approximately 3% of
the population was over 65 years of age, with another
44% of the population under 15 years of age.
Nairobi is the capital and largest city
of Kenya. The city and its surrounding area also forms
the Nairobi County.