Lamu County

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Geography of Lamu County

Lamu County is located in the northern coast of Kenya. It borders the following counties; Garissa to the North, The Indian Ocean to the South and South East, and Tana River to the South West and West.

Area (Km 2): 6,273.1 Km 2

 Climate/Weather: The average temperature is 27.3 °C and rainfall averages 950mm per annum.

 Road Network: Bitumen Surface (6 Km), Gravel Surface (161.1 Km), Earth Surface (521.5 Km)

 Key National Monument(s): Boni – Dodori National Reserve, Lamu Museum, Lamu Fort, Siyu Fort, Takwa Ruins, Swahili House, German Post Office, Lamu Old Town, Kiunga Marine National Reserve

 Population of Lamu County

 Population: 101,539 (Male – 52 %, Female – 48 %)

 Population Density: 16 people per Km 2

 National Percentage: 0.26 %

 Annual Growth Rate: 2.47 %

 Age Distribution: 0-14 years (41.7 %), 15-64 years (54.8 %), 65+ years (3.5 %)

 Number of Households: 22,184

 Government of Lamu County

 County Capital: Lamu Town (proposed)

 Number of Constituencies (2010): 2 (Lamu East and Lamu West)

 Registered Voters: 38,067

 National percentage: 0.3 %

 Number of Districts (2009): 1 (Lamu District)

 Number of Local Authorities (2010): 1 (County Council of Lamu)

 Economy of Lamu County

 Poverty Level: 31.6 %

 Age Dependency Ratio: 100:82

 Resources: Wildlife, Livestock, Water, Tourist Attraction Sites

Tourist Attractions: National Monuments, Pate Ruins, Manda Island, Matondoni Dhow making village, Maulidi Festival, Lamu Cultural Festival

 Financial Services: 2 Commercial Banks, 3 Micro-Finance

 Main Economic Activities/industries: Fishing, Livestock, Sand and Ballast Quaries, Commercial Businesses

 Agricultural products: Simsim, Mangoes, Cashewnuts, Livestock Products

 Education in Lamu County

 Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (70), Secondary (11)

 Primary: Enrolment (22,633)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:40 (Public Schools)

 Secondary: Enrolment (972)

 Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:39 (Public Schools)

 Tertiary: Less than 5 (Includes a Youth Polytechnic and Some Commercial Colleges)

 Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment (Data Not Available)

 Health in Lamu County

 Health Facilities: 42 – District Hospitals (1), Sub-District Hospitals (2), Dispensaries (20), Health Centres (5), Medical Clinics (13), Nursing Home (1)

 Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:36,343

 Infant Mortality Rates: 72/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 123/1000

 Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory Tract Infections and Skin Diseases.

 Notable Hospitals: Lamu District Hospital, Faza Hospital, Mpeketoni Sub-District Hospital

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