Counties

Narok

wildebeest in narok county.

Location: Located on the South Rift Valley on the north of Tanzania, it borders six counties with Nakuru to the North, Bomet, Nyamira and Kisii to the North West, Kajiado to the East and Migori to the West.  

Area (Km 2): 17,944

Climate: Temperatures range from minimum of 8 to maximum of 28 degrees centigrade. It has two rainy seasons with average rainfall ranging from 500 to 1,800 mm per annum.

Road network:

  • Bitumen Surface   172 Km
  • Gravel Surface     162Km
  • Earth Surface       205.5 Km

Narok County

  • Kilgoris
  • Emurua Dikirr
  • Narok North
  • Narok East
  • Narok West
  • Narok South

Population: 850,920

  • Male           50%
  • Female        50%

Density: 47 people per Km2

National Percentage: 2.2%

Population Growth Rate: 3.3%

Age distribution:

  • 0-14 Years           53%
  • 15-64 Years         45%
  • over 65 years       2%

Some Strengths of Narok County include:

  • Natural resources as Natural Maasai Mara Reserve, Mara River, Arable Land
  • Main Economic Activities include Tourism in Maasai Mara, Commercial Farming such as wheat, maize & potatoes Livestock Farming

Potential Minerals: Gold, copper, limestone, tourmaline, iron ore garnet, wollastonite, graphite, carbon dioxide

Pupil to teacher ratio for public schools: 33:1

Primary schools: 571

Total enrollment: 175,409

Enrollment rate:

  • Boys 83%
  • Girls 73%

Secondaries: 61

Total enrollment: 13,852

Enrollment rate:

  • Boys                     20%
  • Girls                     15%

 Youth Polytechnics: 8

University College: 1

Health facilities: Dispensary (84), Health Centres (16), Sub District (1), District (3)

Doctors to Population Ratio: 1:100,953

Infant Mortality Rates: 60 per 1,000 (Rift Valley Province)

Under-Five Mortality Rates: 12 per 1,000 (Rift Valley Province)

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, foot and mouth, tryponosomiasis, HIV/Aids

 

Notable Hospitals: Narok District Hospltal (155 beds) and Transmara District Hospital (32 Beds Capacity)

 

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