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Location of Kangundo-Tala

Coordinates: 1°21′S 37°22′E / 1.35°S 37.37°E / -1.35; 37.37Coordinates: 1°21′S 37°22′E / 1.35°S 37.37°E / -1.35; 37.37

Country  Kenya
County Machakos County
Elevation 1,544 m (5,068 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Metro 218,557 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Kangundo is a town in Kenya's Machakos County in the lower eastern region of Kenya. It is usually classified as being one town with Tala, due to their close proximity.


Officially Kangundo is located in Nairobi Metro and its population when combined with Tala is the 8th largest of any urban area in Kenya. Tala is part of Kangundo town council.[2]

Towns in Machakos County

Town Population (2009) Rank in Kenya (Population Size)
Kangundo-Tala 218,557 8
Machakos 150,041 10
Athi River 137,211 11
Kathiani 3,365 193
Masii 2,501 209
* 2009 census. Source:[1]

Nairobi Metro

Machakos County is within Greater Nairobi which consists of 4 out of 47 counties in Kenya but the area generates about 60% of the nations wealth.[3][4] The counties are:

Area County Area (km2) Population
Census 2009
Cities/Towns/Municipalities in the Counties
Core Nairobi Nairobi County 694.9 3,138,369 Nairobi
Northern Metro Kiambu County 2,449.2 1,623,282 Kiambu, Thika, Limuru, Ruiru, Karuri, Kikuyu
Southern Metro Kajiado County 21,292.7 687,312 Kajiado, Olkejuado, Bissil, Ngong, Kitengela, Kiserian, Ongata Rongai
Eastern Metro Machakos County 5,952.9 1,098,584 Kangundo-Tala, Machakos, Athi River
Totals Nairobi Metro 30,389.7 6,547,547
Source: Kenya Census

See also


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