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    Kenya Geography - 1990

      Total area: 582,650 km2
      land area: 569,250 km2

      Comparative area: slightly more than twice the size of Nevada

      Land boundaries: 3,477 km total; Ethiopia 861 km, Somalia 682 km, Sudan 232 km, Tanzania 769 km, Uganda 933 km

      Coastline: 536 km

      Maritime claims:

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: international boundary and Administrative Boundary with Sudan; possible claim by Somalia based on unification of ethnic Somalis

      Climate: varies from tropical along coast to arid in interior

      Terrain: low plains rise to central highlands bisected by Great Rift Valley; fertile plateau in west

      Natural resources: gold, limestone, diotomite, salt barytes, magnesite, feldspar, sapphires, fluorspar, garnets, wildlife

      Land use: 3% arable land; 1% permanent crops; 7% meadows and pastures; 4% forest and woodland; 85% other; includes NEGL% irrigated

      Environment: unique physiography supports abundant and varied wildlife of scientific and economic value; deforestation; soil erosion; desertification; glaciers on Mt. Kenya

      Note: Kenyan Highlands one of the most successful agricultural production regions in Africa

      NOTE: The information regarding Kenya on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Kenya Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Kenya Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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