Nyandarua county women working on their horticulture shamba

Location: Located in Central Kenya, it borders the following Counties. Laikipia to the North and North East, Nyeri and Murang'a to the East. Kiambu to the South, and Nakuru to the South West and West. 

Area (Km 2): 3,245.3 Km2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 2°C to a maximum of 25°C. The rainfall ranges between 700mm and 1,500mm per annum

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (297.3 Km), Gravel surface (323.4 Km), Earth Surface (434.7 Km)

 Nyandarua County

  • Kinangop
  • Kipiriri
  • Ol-kalou
  • Ol Jorok
  • Ndaragwa

Population: 596,268 (Male - 49 %, Female - 51 %)

Population Density: 184 people per Km2

National Percentage: 1.54 %

Annual Growth Rate: 3.3%

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (43.1 %), 15-64 years (52.5 %), 65+ years (4.4 %)

Number of Households: 143,879

Aberdare Ranges

Some Strengths of Nyandarua County include:

  • Natural resources as arable land, forests, wildlife, water
  • Tourist Attractions as Eco-tourism, waterfalls, Lake Ol Bolosat, Aberdare ranges
  • Main Economic Activities include livestock keeping, agro-processing, general businesses, Home of Timau Farms

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (471), Secondary (149)

Primary: Enrollment (149,204)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:42 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrollment (25,758)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:22 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: Over 10 (Teacher Training College, Technical Colleges, and Several Commercial Colleges)

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrollment (Data Not Available)

Health Facilities: 114 - District Hospitals (1), Sub-District Hospitals (1), Dispensaries (55), Health Centres (8), Medical Clinics (42), Nursing Homes (1), VCT Centres (1), Others (5)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:10,000

Infant Mortality Rates: 45/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 42/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory Tract Infections, Skin Diseases

Notable Hospitals: Nyahururu District, Ol Kalou Sub-District hospitals


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