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Kwale County

Kwale County
County
County location in Kenya
County location in Kenya
Coordinates:
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4, 2013
Capital Kwale
Largest town Ukunda
Government
 • Governor Salim Mvuria
Area
 • Total 8,270.3 km2 (3,193.2 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 649,931[1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website .com.kwalecountygovwww

Kwale County is a county in the former Coast Province of Kenya. Its capital is Kwale, although Ukunda is the largest town.

The county has a population of 649,931.[2]

Kwale is mainly an inland county, but it has coastline south of Mombasa. Diani Beach is part of the Msambweni division. Shimba Hills National Reserve and Mwaluganje elephant sanctuary are other attractions in the county.

The county has four constituencies:

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Kwale Town 28,470 4,196
Kwale County County 467,663 62,095
Total - 496,133 66,291
* 1999 census. Source:[3]
Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Kinango 72,027 1,626 Kinango
Kubo, Kwale County 48,769 0
Matuga 73,377 3,996 Kwale
Msambweni 211,814 55,964 Msambweni
Samburu 91,011 0 Samburu
Shimba Hills 135 0
Total 496,133 61,586 -
* 1999 census. Sources:,,[4][5]

Samburu should not be confused with Samburu County.

Towns

References

  1. ^ http://www.scribd.com/doc/36,672,705/Kenya-Census-2,009
  2. ^ http://www.scribd.com/doc/36672705/Kenya-Census-2009
  3. ^ http://treasury.go.ke/cbs.go.ke/pdf/authority.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.cck.go.ke/html/final_annex1_cover_status.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.ilri.cgiar.org/html/Urban%20Poverty%20all%20Kenya%20Province%20through%20Location%20Final.xls
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