Where is KENYA located on the map?
Kenya, in long form the Republic of Kenya, is a country in East Africa. It is bordered by South Sudan and Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Uganda to the west and Tanzania to the southwest. It is bathed by the Indian Ocean to the southeast.
Crossed by the equator, Kenya is located in the east of the African continent and has for neighboring countries, to the north South Sudan and Ethiopia, to the east Somalia, to the south Tanzania and to the west Uganda.
It is bordered to the east by the Indian Ocean for 536 km and has an area of 580,367 km2. Its highest point is Mount Kenya with 5,199 m while its longest river is the Tana River (700 km). Its capital, and largest city, is Nairobi.
Under the equator, Kenya is subject to a warm climate where temperatures vary little during the year and is punctuated by two rainy seasons that fall in the months when the sun goes to the zenith, especially in late of day. The most abundant is centered on March and May, the second on the month of November. However, their intensity and duration vary greatly from one region to another and Kenya’s climate is very diverse: in the southeast, the Indian Ocean coastline has a humid Aw-like climate, according to the Köppen classification for a savanna climate. In Mombasa, the maximum monthly temperatures are between 28 and 32 ° C for 1060 mm of precipitation. To the west, the Lake Victoria region is even more watered with an equatorial climate (Af) that allows the development of the forest. In contrast, precipitation is becoming lower in the north; the savannah first gives way to a semi-arid and even desert environment east of Lake Turkana and close to the Somali border.
Altitude also plays a role: with it, temperatures decrease while precipitation tends to increase. For example, in the central highlands, Nairobi (1700 m) has a temperate climate with cool mornings (10 to 13 ° C) and maximum temperatures ranging from 21 to 26 ° C. At an altitude of 5199 meters, the summit of Mount Kenya is even in the realm of eternal snow.