Counties

Meru

Meru county, Pupils of Kaiga Kamwe Primary-school entertainguests

Location: Located In Eastern Kenya bordering Isiolo County to the North and North East, Tharaka County to the South, Nyeri County to the South West, and Laikipia County to the West

Area (Km 2): 6,936.0 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 16°C to a maximum of 23°C. The rainfall ranges between 500mm and 2600mm per annum

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (225.7 Km), Gravel Surface (266.1 Km), Earth Surface (767.5 Km)

Meru County 

  • Igembe South
  • Igembe Central
  • Igembe North
  • Tigania West
  • Tigania East
  • North Imenti
  • Buuri
  • Central Imenti
  • South Imenti.

Population: 1,356,301 (Male - 49.4 %, Female - 50.6 %)

Population Density: 195.5 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 3.5 %

Annual Growth Rate: Not Available

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (39.9 %), 15-64 years (55.6 %), 65+ years (4.4 %)

Number of Households: 320,616

Meru National Park

Some of the strengths of Meru County include:

  • Natural resources as Mountains, Kiera and Muunguni Hills, Arable land
  • Tourist attractions as Mt. Kenya, Meru National Park, Meru Museum, Nyambene Complex
  • Economic activities as Miraa (Khat) Trade, Tobacco, Tea and Coffee Farming.

Potential Minerals: diatomite, bentonite, feldspar, vermiculite, wollastonite, garnet, trona, sllimanite

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (486), Secondary (190)

Primary: Enrollment (105.537)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:29

Secondary: Enrollment (27,729)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:30

Tertiary: More than 20 colleges

Health Facilities: District Hospitals (5), Sub-District Hospitals (6), Dispensaries (102), Health Centres (23), Medical Clinics (158), Nursing Homes (5), Maternity Homes (3), Others (9)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:33,259 (Meru Central District), 1: 65,620 (Meru North District)

Infant Mortality Rates: 39/1000 (Meru Central District), 28/1000 (Meru North District)

 

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