Counties

Garissa

Hirola Herd_Garissa

Location: Located in North Eastern Kenya, it borders Somalia to the East, Wajir and Isiolo to the North, Tana River to the West and Lamu to the South.

Area (Km 2): 44,175 Km 2

Garissa County

  • Dujis
  • Balambala
  • Lagdera
  • Dadaad
  • Fafi
  • Ijara

Population: 623,060

Population Density: 14 people per Km 2

Some strengths of Garissa County include:

  • Natural resources as livestock, river, pasture, wildlife, land, solar and wind energy, mineral resources, medicinal plants
  • Tourist attractions as Giraffe Sanctuary, Arawale & Boni National Reserves.
  • Main Economic Activities as Livestock Keeping and Trading, Bee-keeping, Sand Harvesting

Potential Minerals: Gypsum

Number of Institutions: Primary (47), Secondary (9)

Health Facilities: 28; Hospitals (1), Dispensaries (17), Health Centers (4), Clinics (6), Nursing Homes (3), Others (1)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:52,000

 

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