The Republic of Kenya is a large nation of 45 million people located in central-east Africa, with its capital in Nairobi. It is bordered by Ethiopia and South Sudan to the north, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and Somalia to the east, and it spans about 580,000 square kilometers (about five times the size of Ohio). Kenya gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1963, and it became a representative government with a bicameral legislative branch and an executive branch with a president and a cabinet. The current president of Kenya is Uhuru Kenyatta, voted into power in April, 2013.

General Information
Official Name: 
Republic of Kenya, Jamhuri ya Kenya
Capitol: 
Nairobi
Population: 
45,547,000
Languages: 
English, Swahili
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
580,367
Year of UN Membership: 
1963
Year of Present State Formation: 
1963
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$51.830 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$1,903 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
5.10 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.54
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
42.50
Unemployment: 
9.20%
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
African Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ACP: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
AfDB: African Development Bank
AU: African Union
Commonwealth of Nations (British)
CD: Community of Democracies
COMESA: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
EAC: East African Community
EADB: East African Development Bank
G-15
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IGAD: Intergovernmental Authority on Development
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
WCO: World Customs Organization
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CD: Conference on Disarmament
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MINUSMA: Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali
MONUSCO: UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UNIFIL: UN Interim Force in Lebanon
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
866 United Nations Plaza, Room 304
New York, NY 10017
(212) 421-4740/4744
(212) 486-1985
info@kenyaun.org
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