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Vihiga County

Vihiga County
County
Coat of arms of Vihiga County
Coat of arms
Location in Kenya
Location in Kenya
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital Vihiga
Government
 • Governor Moses Akaranga
Area
 • Total 531.3 km2 (205.1 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 554,622 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website vihiga.go.ke

Vihiga County is an administrative region in the former Western Province of Kenya whose headquarters is at vihiga, the largest town in the county. The county has a population of 554,622 [1] (2009 census) and an area of 563 km².[2] Vihiga County was split from Kakamega County in 1990.[5]

Contents

  • Local authorities 1
  • Administrative divisions 2
  • Constituencies 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Local authorities

Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Vihiga Municipality 98,189 19,067
Luanda Town 68,157 8,757
Vihiga county County 332,537 0
* 1999 census. Source: [6]

Administrative divisions

Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Emuhaya 69,250 0
Luanda 92,462 8.016 Luanda
Sabatia 117,863 10.135
Tiriki East 59,943 0
Tiriki West 76,370 0
Vihiga 82,995 6.881 Vihiga
* 1999 census. Sources: [7], [8],

Constituencies

The district has five constituencies:

References

  1. ^ a b http://www.scribd.com/doc/36,672,705/Kenya-Census-2,009
  2. ^ statoids.com – Districts of Kenya

External links

  • Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – Kenya AdminLevels 1-4 (.pdf)


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