Mombasa County

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Mombasa County
County
Nyali,  Mombasa City
Flag of Mombasa County
Flag
Coat of arms of Mombasa County
Coat of arms
Motto(s): Utangamano kwa Maendeleo
(English: Unity for Development)
Mombasa County is located in Kenya
Mombasa County
Mombasa County
Location of Mombasa County
Coordinates: 4°03′S 39°40′E / 4.050°S 39.667°E / -4.050; 39.667Coordinates: 4°03′S 39°40′E / 4.050°S 39.667°E / -4.050; 39.667
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital Mombasa
Government
 • Governor Hassan Ali Joho
Area
 • Total 294.7 km2 (113.8 sq mi)
 • Land 229.7 km2 (88.7 sq mi)
 • Water 65 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 939,370
 • Density 3,200/km2 (8,300/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)
Area code(s) 020
Website mombasa.go.ke

Mombasa County is one of the 47 counties of Kenya. Its capital and the only city in the county is Mombasa. Initially it was one of the former districts of Kenya but in 2013 it was reconstituted as a county, on the same boundaries. It is the smallest county in Kenya, covering an area of 229.7 km2 excluding 65 km2 of water mass. The county is situated in the south eastern part of the former Coast Province. It borders Kilifi County to the north, Kwale County to the south west and the Indian Ocean to the east. Administratively, the county is divided into seven divisions, eighteen locations and thirty sub-locations.

Kenya was divided into eight provinces prior to 2013, which were subdivided into 47 counties. In the former Coast Province there are six counties, Mombasa being one of them. It is situated in the southeast of Coast Province. It is the smallest in size, covering an area of 212.5 km².[1] The county lies between latitudes 3°56’ and 4°10’ south of the equator and longitudes 39°34’ and 39°46’ east.

Geographical area

The county and the city are divided into four divisions:

Demographics

Mombasa is an urban city county and for this reason there is a large population of both local and immigrant communities. The local communities include the Mijikenda, Swahili and Kenyan Arabs.The Mijikenda is the largest community in Mombasa county making almost 35% of the total population in the county. The immigrant Kamba community is second largest ethnic community in the county making almost 30% of the total population of the county.The Kamba people have been known for their expansive knowledge of business and trade ranging from small scale to large scale followed closely by their GEMA counterparts. Other significant immigrant communities include the Luo, Luhya and Somali communities.

Constituency

The county is composed of six Parliamentary constituencies:[2]

Constituency name Pop. 2009 Census Area covered No. of ward wards
Changamwe 147,613 16 5 Port Reitz, Kipevu, Airport, Changamwe, Chaani
Jomvu 102,566 29 3 Jomvu Kuu, Miritini, Mikindani
Kisauni 194,065 88.7 7 Mjambere, Junda, Bamburi, Mwakirunge, Mtopanga, Magogoni, Shanzu
Nyali 185,990 22.88 5 Frere Town, Ziwa la Ngombe, Mkomani, Kongowea, Kadzandani
Likoni 166,008 41.10 5 Mtongwe, Shika Adabu, Bofu, Likoni, Timbwani
Mvita 143,128 14.80 5 Mji wa Kale/Makadara, Tudor, Tononoka, Majengo Ganjoni/Shimanzi
Total 939,370 212.48 30 -

Mombasa County lies within the coast lowland, which rises gradually from the sea level in the east to slightly over 76 m above sea level in the mainland west. The highest point is at Nguu Tatu hills in the mainland north that rises up to 100 m above sea level.

Services and urbanisation

Stats for Mombasa County
County
Stats for the County (Percent)
Urbanisation
100
Literacy
85.8
Attending school (15-18 Yrs)
53.6
Paved roads
28.6
Good roads
32
Electricity access
59
Poverty rate
37.6

Stats for the County

Source: USAid Kenya

Sunrise in Mombasa

See also

References

  1. ^ unep.org – Country-Profile Kenya (.doc)
  2. ^ Kenya Information

External links

  • Ministry of Public Works Kenya – Map of Mombasa District[permanent dead link]
  • Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – Kenya AdminLevels 1-4
  • county government,tenders,news
  • Mombasa News
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