Kisumu County

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Kisumu County borders Vihiga to the North, Nandi County to the North East, Kericho County to the East, Nyamira to the South, Homa Bay to the South West and Siaya to the West.

 Area (Km 2): 2, 085.9 Km 2

 Climate/Weather: Has an annual relief rainfall between 1200 mm and 1300 mm with a mean annual temperature of 23. 0C and ranges between 20 0C and 35 0C.

 Road Network: Data Not Available

 Key National Monument(s): None

 Population of Kisumu County

Population: 968,909, (Male – 48.9 %, Female – 51.1 %)

 Population Density: 465 people per Km 2

 National Percentage: 2.5 %

 Annual Growth Rate: Data Not available

 Age Distribution: 0-14 years (43.5 %), 15-64 years (53.3 %), 65+ years (3.2 %)

 Number of Households: 226, 719

 Government of Kisumu County

County Capital: Kisumu Town

 Number of Constituencies (2010): 6 (Kisumu Town East, Kisumu Town West, Kisumu Rural, Muhoroni, Nyando and Nyakach)

 Registered Voters: 336, 174

 National percentage: 2.7 %

 Number of Districts (2009): 3 (Kisumu East, Kisumu West and Nyando)

 Number of Local Authorities (2010): 5 (Municipal Council of Kisumu, County Council of Kisumu, County Council of Nyando, County Council of Muhoroni and Town Council of Ahero)

Economy of Kisumu County

 Poverty Rates: 45%

 Age Dependency Ratio: 100: 87

 Resources: Agricultural land, Fisheries, Water

 Tourist Attractions: Lake Victoria, Impala Park, Kisumu Museum,

 Financial Services: 25 Commercial Bank branches, 2 Mortgage Finance branches

 Main Economic Activities/industries: Subsistence farming, livestock keeping, fishing, Rice farming, sugar cane farming, and small scale trading

 Education in Kisumu County

 Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (706), Secondary (173)

 Primary: Enrolment (240, 538)

 Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:51 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrolment (38, 813)

 Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:30 (Public Schools)

 Tertiary: 1 University, 4 Sateellite college campuses, 1 National Polytechnic, 5 Youth polytechnics, and several commercial colleges

Adult Literacy Classes: Data Not available

 Health in Kisumu County

 Health Facilities: Provincial hospital (1), District Hospitals (3), Sub-District Hospitals (5), Dispensaries (53), Health Centres (6), Other (30)

 Doctor to Population Ratio: Data Not Available

 Infant Mortality Rates: 95/1000 (Nyanza Province 2008)

 Under Five Mortality Rates: 149/1000 (Nyanza Province 2008)

 Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Diarrhoeal diseases, Intestinal worms, Respiratory disorders

 Notable Hospitals: Nyanza Provincial General Hospital, Kisumu District Hospital, Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu.

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