Vihiga County


Vihiga County borders Kakamega County to the North, Nandi county to the East, Kisumu county to the South, and Siaya county to the West.

Area (Km 2): 530.9 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Has an annual average rainfall of between 1,800mm and 2,000 mm with an average temperature of 24 0C.

 Road Network: Bitumen Surface (135 Km), Gravel Surface (212.3 Km), Earth Surface (315 Km)

 Key National Monument(s): None

Polulation of Vihiga County

 Population: 554,622 (Male – 47 %, Female – 53 %)

 Population Density: 1,045 people per Km 2

National Percentage:  1.44 %

 Annual Growth Rate: 3.3 %

 Age Distribution: 0-14 years (44.2 %), 15-64 years (49.4 %), 65+ years (6.1 %)

 Number of Households: 123,347

Government of Vihiga County

 County Capital:  Mbale Town (Proposed)

 Number of Constituencies (2010): 4 (Emuhaya, Hamisi, Sabatia and Vihiga)

 Registered Voters: 134,172

 National percentage: 1.2 %

 Number of Districts (2009): 4 (Emuhaya. Hamisi, Sabatia, and Vihiga)

 Number of Local Authorities (2010): 3 (Vihiga Municipal Council, Vihiga County Council, and Luanda Town Council)

Economy of Vihiga County

 Poverty Level: 62 % (Rural & Urban)

 Age Dependency Ratio: 100:102

 Resources:  Forests, Rivers, Stone Quarry

Tourist Attractions: “Hill of Vision”

 Financial Services: 4 Commercial Banks, 1 Micro-Finance Institutions,

 Main Economic Activities/industries: Tea, Maize, Dairy Farming, Millet, Cassava

Education in Vihiga County

 Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (396), Secondary (117)

 Primary: Enrolment (180,112)

 Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:45 (Public Schools)

 Secondary: Enrolment (36,413)

 Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:31 (Public Schools)

 Tertiary: More than 10.

 Adult Literacy Classes: Not available.

Health in Vihiga County

 Health Facilities: District Hospital (1), Sub-District Hospitals (None), Dispensaries (30), Health Centres (22), Medical Clinics (19), Nursing Homes (2), Others (4)

 Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:50,000

 Infant Mortality Rates: 100/1,000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 120/1,000

 Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory Tract Infections, Pneumonia

 Notable Hospitals: Vihiga District Hospital, Emuhaya and Hamisi Health Centres.

 
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