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Kisii County

Not to be confused with Kisii, Kenya.
Kisii County
County

Location of Kisii County (Green)
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital Kisii
Government
 • Governor James Ongwae
Area
 • Total 1,317.9 km2 (508.8 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,152,282 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Kisii County is a county in the former Nyanza Province in southwestern Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Kisii. The county is inhabited mostly by the Gusii people.

Subdivisions

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Kisii Municipality 183,000 83,000
Keroka Town 44,861 3,720
Masimba Township 40,218 1,666
Suneka Township 43,908 4,217
Gusii County 303,551 0
* 1999 and current 2009 census. Source: [1]
Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Keumbu 109,837 8,843 Keumbu
Kisii Town 183,000 83,000 Kisii
Marani 89,215 0 Marani
Masaba 105,926 908 Masimba
Mosocho 63,247 0 Nyakoe
Suneka 86,030 3,723 Suneka
* 1999 and current 2009 census. Sources: [3],

The county has four electoral constituencies:

See also

External links

  • Kisii.com
  • Fulda-Mosocho-Project - one of the most successful projects on FGM - nominated for the Sakharov-prize 2006
  • English- Ekegusii translation
  • NPR story about Kisii language

References

Coordinates: 0°40′00″S 34°45′00″E / 0.666667°S 34.75°E / -0.666667; 34.75

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