Flag of the Republic of Kenya • The black stripe represents the African people • The red stands for the struggle for independence. • The green represents Kenya's agriculture and natural resources. • The thin white stripes symbolize peace and unity. • The central emblem is a Masai warrior’s shield and spear which represents Kenya's fight for freedom and their preparedness to defend that freedom.
Physical Region of Kenya • Terrain: • Low plains rise to central highlands. The plain and the highlands are divided by the Great Rift Valley. • Fertile plateau found in the western area of the country. • Three bodies of water: • Indian Ocean • Lake Victoria • Lake Turkana • Elevation extremes: • Highest point: Mount Kenya (5,199km) • Lowest point: Indian Ocean (0 km)
Political Region of Kenya • Capital: Nairobi • Boundaries: • SW: Tanzania • W: Uganda • NW: Sudan • N: Ethiopia • NE: Somalia • E: Indian Ocean • Type of Government: Republic • Kenya was once a British colony. Independence was gained on December 12th, 1963.
Climate Region of Kenya • Kenya enjoys a tropical climate. It is hot and humid at the coast, temperate inland and very dry in the north and northeast parts of the country. • The long rains occur from April to June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. • The hottest period is from February to March and coldest in July to August.
Cultural Region of Kenya • Population: 39,002,772 • Language: English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages • Ethnic Groups: Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6%, other African 15%, non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) 1% • Religions: Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, Muslim 10%, indigenous beliefs 10%, other 2%