Counties

Baringo

Baringo, Geyserandflamingoes Lake Bogoria

Location: Located in Rift-Valley, it borders Turkana and Samburu Counties to the North, Laikipia County to the East, Nakuru County to the South and Kericho, Nandi, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot Counties to the West.

 Area (Km 2): 11,015 Km 2

Baringo County

  • Baringo East
  • Baringo West
  • Baringo Central
  • Mochongoi
  • Mogotio
  • Eldema Ravine

Population: 555,561

 Population Density: 50  people per Km 2

Some Strengths of Baringo County include:

  • Natural resources as arable land, forests, wildlife, seasonal rivers, lakes, geyseys and hot springs
  • Tourist Attractions as Lakes Baringo and Bogorio, Ol Kokwe Island, Ruko Conservancy, Escarpments
  • Main Economic Activities include pastoralism, bee keeping, mixed farming, sand harvesting

Potential Minerals: diatomite, carbon dioxide, fluorite, trona, vermiculite

Number of Institutions (2005): Primary (349), Secondary (34)

Primary (2002): Enrolment (73,933)

Secondary (2002): Enrolment (31,435) 

Health Facilities: 89

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:278,000

 

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