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Lamu County

Lamu County
County
Lamu, Lamu Island
Lamu, Lamu Island
Location in Kenya
Location in Kenya
Country  Kenya
Formed 4 March 2013
Capital Lamu
Government
 • Governor Issa Timamy
Area
 • Total 6,497.7 km2 (2,508.8 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 101,539 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website lamu.go.ke

Lamu County is a county in Kenya's former Coast Province. Its county headquarters is Lamu town. The county covers a strip of northeastern coastal mainland and the Lamu Archipelago. Lamu County has a population of 101,539 [1] (2009 census) and its land area is 6,167 km².[2]

There are extensive mangrove forests in the area.

Lamu County has only one local authority, Lamu county council. The county has two constituencies: Lamu West and Lamu East.

Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Amu 17,310 12,839 Lamu
Faza 7,474 0 Faza
Hindi 7,072 1,335
Kiunga 3,310 0 Kiunga
Kizingitini 6,010 0 Kizingitini
Mpeketoni 25,530 773 Mpeketoni
Witu 5,980 1,322 Witu
Total 72,686 16,269 -
* 1999 census. Sources[3][4]

Villages and settlements

References

  1. ^ a b "Kenya Census 2,009". Scribd.com. Retrieved 2,013-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Kenya Districts". Statoids.com. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ "Urban Poverty All Kenya Provinces". Retrieved 26 May 2014. 

External links

  • Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – Kenya AdminLevels 1-4


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