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Makindu

Makindu
Makindu is located in Kenya
Makindu
Makindu
Location of Makindu
Coordinates:
Country  Kenya
County Makueni County
Elevation 1,070 m (3,510 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Makindu is a town in Kenya.

Contents

  • Location 1
  • Overview 2
  • Climate 3
  • Population 4
  • Points of interest 5
  • External links 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8

Location

The town is located on the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway, in Makueni County, in southeastern Kenya on the map, close to the International border with the Republic of Tanzania.

This location lies approximately 135 kilometres (84 mi), by road, southeast of Machakos, where the provincial headquarters are located.[1] Makindu lies approximately 356 kilometres (221 mi), by road, northwest of the coastal city of Mombasa.[2] The geographic coordinates of Makindu are:2° 16' 30.00"S, 37° 49' 12.00"E (Latitude:-2.275000; 37.820000).

Overview

The settlement was established in the early 20th century, as a base for railway construction workers on the Mombasa-Kampala railway project. The Sikh Temple in Makindu that was built at that time, still bears reminiscence to the railway building days. The temple was a place of worship and social centre for many of the workers from India. The temple is well preserved and is managed as a free lodge for any traveller who knocks on its doors. Makindu is also served by Makindu Airport.

Climate

Climate data for Makindu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(85)
32
(89)
31
(88)
29
(85)
28
(83)
27
(81)
27
(80)
27
(81)
29
(85)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28.8
(84.1)
Average low °C (°F) 17
(63)
18
(64)
18
(65)
18
(65)
17
(62)
14
(58)
13
(56)
14
(57)
14
(58)
17
(62)
18
(64)
18
(64)
16.3
(61.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 43
(1.7)
30
(1.2)
86
(3.4)
122
(4.8)
28
(1.1)
3
(0.1)
3
(0.1)
3
(0.1)
3
(0.1)
28
(1.1)
173
(6.8)
119
(4.7)
641
(25.2)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

Population

The current population of the town of Makindu is not publicly known.

Points of interest

Makindu or its environs, is the location of the following points of interest:

  • The offices of Makindu Town Council
  • The offices of Makindu County
  • Makindu Sikh Temple - Constructed in the early 20th Century[4]
  • Makueni General Hospital - Owned and administered by the Kenya Ministry of Health
  • Makindu Center of Hope - A private hospital
  • Makindu Post Office
  • The Nairobi-Mombasa Highway - The highway passes through the middle of town in a northwest to southeast direction
  • Chyulu Hills National Park - One of the entrance lies about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi), by road, south east of the central business district
  • A branch of Kenya Commercial Bank - A private financial institution
  • Makindu Airport - A public, civilian airfield

External links

  • Location of Makindu At Google Maps
  • History & Profile of Makindu Sikh Temple

See also

References

  1. ^ Estimated Road Distance Between Machakos And Makindu With Map
  2. ^ Map Showing Makindu And Mombasa With Distance Marker
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Makindu, Kenya". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  4. ^ About the Makindu Sikh Temple
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