Kenya Alissa fowler

Kenya has many good and bad things to it. Kenya is also a very cool place to learn about. Many animals and people. Many different species of animals live there. Would you want to visit Kenya?

Location is a particular place or position. It can be relative or absolute location. Relative location is places around your exact location while absolute location is your exact location. Absolute location can be determined by latitude and longitude. Relative location can be determined by places around a location such as a restaurant or a local grocery store.

Kenyas relative location is the countries of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda, as well as the Indian Ocean which border it.

Kenyas capital is Nairobi. The exact location of Nairobi is 1.2921 degrees South and 36.8219 degrees East.

Kenyas capital and attractions

Kenya is located in Africa.

Africa

One interesting landform in Kenya is Mount Kenya , the country's highest mountain at 17,058 feet. Another interesting landform is the Chalbi Desert which is a 62,000-square-mile flat sandy expense which lies in Northern Kenya. The 2,473-square-mile lake known as Lake Turkana, lies in Northern Kenya just West of the Chalbi Desert and stretches into Southern Ethiopia.

Throughout the country, the hottest months are December to March. The coastal areas are tropical, with high humidity in April and May, but tempered by monsoon winds. The lowlands are hot but mainly dry, while the highlands are more temperate with four seasons.

Lowlands and Highlands

Kenya is bordered by Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.

The Desert

The Mara River is located in Kenya. Kenya borders the Indian Ocean. Lake Victoria, Lake Nakuru, Lake Turkana, and Lake Bogoria are also found in Kenya.

Lake Victoria

Tour of Kenya

What Kenya looks like and interesting things in it

The geographic theme of place is the physical differences , things that occur naturally, human differences, and things that have changed due to people.

Kenya has many natural resources, such as, limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, fluorspar, zinc, diatomite, oil, gas, gypsum, wildlife and hydropower.

Natural Resources in Kenya

Some cultural groups in Kenya are the Maasai people, the Kikuyu people, the Kalenjin people, and the Luhya people.

Cultural Groups in Kenya

The religions in Kenya are, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism.

Christianity is the most popular religion in Kenya.

Islam is also a religion that is practiced in Kenya

Buddhism is one of the four religions in Kenya.

In Kenya there are many holidays, such as, April 17th is Easter Monday, June 1st is Madaraka day, June 26th is Eid Al Fitr day. The majority of Kenyans belong to "Bantu" tribes. Kenyans love to party, and the music style known as "benga" is the contemporary dance music that rules. Music and dance plays a big role in Kenyans life's.

Easter in Kenya

Maasai Life

Eid Al Fitr day, Easter, and Madaraka Day are big holidays in Kenya.

The type of government that exists in Kenya is the Republic of Kenya. It was adopted in 2010. It established a Republic form of Government, separation of the three branches of government, sovereignty of the people along with a bill of rights. Kenya's economy is market-based with a few state-owned infrastructure enterprises and maintains a liberalized external trade system. Kenya is the largest economy in Eastern Africa. The government also has renewable energy. Kenya has the 9th largest economy in Africa.

Human Environment Interaction is the way people change their environment and how the environment changes them.

There are many crops grown in Kenya such as tea, sugarcane, maize, mirra, pyrethrum, and coffee.

Sugarcane, Tea, and Coffee are some of the main cash crops in Kenya.

About 75% of Kenyas labor force is occupied in agriculture. Jobs in Kenya can be hard to find due to high rate of unemployment in the country and the lack of job diversity. The most common job is farming and dealing with the crops.

Farming is a big job in Kenya.

Dealing with crops is a common job for Kenyans.

Agriculture plays a big role in Kenyas work industry. It is the most common job.

Kenya has many endangered species, such as, Black Rhinoceros, Hartebeest, African bush elephant, Aders' duiker, Bongo, and the Tana River red colobus. One of Kenyas endangered plants is Manilkara Sansibarensis. They are endangered because they are known to be dangerous and not safe.

The Hartebeest, The black rhinoceros, The aders' huiker, Manilkara Sansibarensis

Kenya has some environmental problems, such as, deforestation, soil erosion, desertification, water shortage and degraded water quality, flooding, poaching, and domestic and industrial pollution. The process of working together as an community will help some of these problems.

Region is an area defined by its physical and human characteristics.

The type of education system in Kenya is Primary education.

Some Kenyan Primary Schools

Kenya high jump

Nairobi School dance

Kenyas population is 48,036,692 people. Kenyas population density is 78.83.

Kenyas area is 224,445 mi squared.

Kenyas per capita GDP is 1,245.51 USD.

A males life expectancy is 61.1 years while a females life expectancy is 65.08.

The literacy rate in Kenya is 78%.

The climate region of Kenya is location. It is Determined by tropical location.

Movement is the translocation of human beings, their goods, and their ideas from one end of the planet to another.

Kenya imports mostly machinery and transported equipment, petroleum products, motor vehicles, iron and steel. Kenya exports fish, cement, pyrethrum, and sisal.

Kenya imports iron.

Kenya also imports steel.

Kenya exports cement.

Kenya also exports fish.

Kenyas flag colors represent some things. The black represents the people of Kenya, the red represents blood, the green represents natural wealth, and the white represents peace. The Masai shield and spears represents the defense of freedom. It was adopted on December 12, 1963.

Kenyas Flag

Kenya gained its independence from Britian with Jomo Kenyatta as the country's first prime minister. The Union Jack was replaced by the black, red, and green flag of the new nation. The first inclusive elections started on May 27, 1963. A year later Kenya was declared a Republic.

The Information and Communication Technology Authority is used in Kenya. It is a government owned corporation. E-readers and tablets are used in some schools.

E-readers being used in Kenyan schools

Buses, Trains, and Matatus are some transportation ways in Kenya. Communication in Kenya is based on pens, papers, mechanics, and electronics.

Riding a train is a good way of transportation in Kenya.

A Matatus is a common way of transportation in Kenya.

Paper is a common way to communicate with others in Kenya.

My first current event is about how snakes are banned to be exported to zoos and pet shops in Kenya. This event happened around January 30th, 2017. Kenya has banned the export of various snake species, including the African rock Python, to zoos and pet shops around the world after reports of animal abuse. The trafficking of endangered snakes by cartel is having a bad impact on the environment.

On the right is a picture of the African rock Python

In Kenya, the health system is on the verge of collapse. This was around February 13th, 2017. Kenyas hospitals have almost came to a halt, with millions of people facing a third month in a row without healthcare as doctors strike over low pay and poor working conditions. Kenyas hospital machines break down frequently and the doctors get overwhelmed.

Kenyan hospitals

The African rock Python

Kenya has nice weather, though it is warmer on the coast. The coast is hot and humid all year round, but the is pleasant and tempered by the monsoon winds. You could visit some of Kenyas fine attractions, such as, Nairobi National Park. It consists of animals like giraffes, leopards, and amid lions. You could also visit Mount Kenya, it is a beautiful sight. There is so much more fun things to do in Kenya. Fogo Gaucho is an all you can eat restraunt in Nairobi , Kenya. It also a quiet restraunt. Kenya would be a life changing trip. You would experience many new places and things. It would be a eye opening experience.

Fogo Gaucho restraunt in Kenya

Nairobi National Park

Mount Kenya

What the weather is like in Kenya

Nature of Mount Kenya

A typical teen in Kenya wakes up, brushes their teeth, and puts on their school uniform. Most kids go to school. After they usually eat breakfast. The teens walk to school, which some times takes 30 to 45 minutes. In school they pray and sing songs before they start their lesson. Between classes they have a fifteen minute break. They usually do chores and go to a well to collect water for their family to shower and cook with. Later on they go to sleep, some sleep on a mattress on the floor. The girls in Kenya often wear shorts. There are some games/sports teens in Kenya participate in such as the high jump.

Kenya high jump, Kenyan teen boys, School uniforms in Kenya

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