Nyandarua County

Geography of Nyandarua County

Nyandarua County is Located in Central Kenya, it borders the following Counties: Laikipia to the North and North East, Nyeri and Murang’a to the East, Kiambu to the South, and Nakuru to the South West and West.

 Area (Km 2): 3,245.3 Km2

 Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 2°C to a maximum of 25°C. The rainfall ranges between 700mm and 1,500mm per annum

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (297.3 Km), Gravel Surface (323.4 Km), Earth Surface (434.7 Km)

 Key National Monument(s): Aberdare Ranges

 Population of Nyandarua County

 Population: 596,268 (Male – 49 %, Female – 51 %)

Population Density: 184 people per Km2

 National Percentage: 1.54 %

 Annual Growth Rate: 3.3%

 Age Distribution: 0-14 years (43.1 %), 15-64 years (52.5 %), 65+ years (4.4 %)

Number of Households: 143,879

 Government of Nyandarua County

 County Capital: Ol Kalou (Proposed)

Number of Constituencies (2010): 4 (Kinangop, Kipipiri, Ol Kalou, Ndaragwa)

Registered Voters: 239,970

 National percentage: 1.9 %

 Number of Districts (2010): 2 (Nyandarua North, Nyandarua South)

 Number of Local Authorities (2010): 2 (Ol Kalou Town Council and Nyandarua County Council)

 Economy of Nyandarua County

 Poverty Level: 46.3%

 Age Dependency Ratio: 100:91

Resources: Arable Land, Forests, Water, Wildlife

 Tourist Attractions: Eco-tourism, Waterfalls, Lake Ol Bolossat, Aberdare Ranges

 Financial Services: 4 Commercial Banks, 4 Micro-Finance Institutions

 Main Economic Activities/industries: Livestock Keeping, Agro-Processing, Commercial businesses

 Agricultural products: Maize, Beans, Potatoes, Cabbages, Peas, Dairy Products, Fruits

 Education in Nyandarua County

 Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (471), Secondary (149)

 Primary: Enrolment (149,204)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 42 (Public Schools)

 Secondary: Enrolment (25,758)

 Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:22 (Public Schools)

 Tertiary: Over 10 (Teacher Training College, Technical Colleges, and Several Commercial Colleges)

 Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment (Data Not Available)

 Health in Nyandarua County

 Health Facilities: 114 – District Hospitals (1), Sub-District Hospitals (1), Dispensaries (55), Health Centres (8), Medical Clinics (42), Nursing Homes (1), VCT Centres (1), Others (5)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:10,000

Infant Mortality Rates: 45/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 42/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory Tract Infections, Skin Diseases

 Notable Hospitals: Nyahururu District, Ol Kalou Sub-District hospitals

 
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