Counties

Vihiga

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Location: The county borders Kakamega County to the North, Nandi county to the East, Kisumu county to the South, and Siaya county to the West.  

Area (Km 2): 530.9 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Has an annual average rainfall of between 1,800mm and 2,000mm with an average temperature of 24°C.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (135 Km), Gravel surface (212.3 Km), Earth Surface (315 Km)

Vihiga County 

  • Vihiga
  • Sabatia
  • Hamisi
  • Emuhaya
  • Luanda

Population: 554,622 (Male – 47 %, Female - 53 %)

Population Density: 1,045 people per Km 2

National percentage: 1.44 %

Annual Growth Rate: 5.3 %

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (44.2 %), 15-64 years (49.4 %), 65+ years (6.1 %)

Number of Households: 123,347

Some Strengths of Vihiga County include:

  • Natural resources as forests, rivers, stone quarry
  • Tourist Attractions as Hill of Vision
  • Main Economic Activities include  tea, maize, dairy farming, millet , cassava

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (396), Secondary (117)

Primary: Enrollment (180,112)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:45 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrollment (36,413)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:31 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: More than 10

Adult Literacy Classes: Not available.

Health Facilities: District Hospital (1), Sub-District Hospitals (None), Dispensaries (30), Health Centres (22), Medical Clinics (19), Nursing Homes (2), Others (4)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:50,000

Infant Mortality Rates: 100/1,000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 120/1,000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory Tract Infections, Pneumonia

Notable Hospitals: Vihiga District Hospital, Emuhaya and Hamisi Health Centres.

 

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