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FC: My world history project about Kenya, Africa!! | KENYA

1: Nairobi is Kenya's capital. | The basics | Kenya's border countries are Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Sudan. | As recently as the 1880s there was no such country as Kenya. During the beginning of the 20th century the British colonized East Africa and made boundaries around the country they named Kenya. Before the arrival of the British all of Kenyan people had their own form of government, culture, and economy. Through their economic, religious, and educational activities they transformed the Africans' way of life. Kenya gained its independence from the UK on December 12, 1963.

2: Natural advantages and disadvantages | The climate varies from tropical along the coast to parched in the interior. | Natural resources include limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, fluorspar, zinc, diatomite, gypsum, wildlife, and hydropower. | Natural hazards are recurring drought during the dry season, and flooding during the rainy season.

4: The Kenyan flag has four colors on it. Black stands for the color of their skin. White symbolizes the peace that they have. Red symbolizes the blood shed fighting for freedom. Green stands for natural wealth. The shield and crossed spears symbolize the defense of freedom. | The flag

6: Government | Kenya has a republic government. | Executive Branch: Chief of state, President Mwai Kibaki (since 30 December 2002). Vice President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka (since 10 January 2008). Head of government, according to the 2008 powersharing agreement the government is run by both the president and prime minister. The president is the chief of state and head of the government, while the prime minister takes care of government business. Cabinet, arranged by the president and is headed by the prime minister. Elections, the president is elected by vote for a five-year term (can be voted for a second term).

7: Judicial Branch: Court of Appeal (chief justice is appointed by the president). The constitution made public in August 2010 identifies three superior courts made up of Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and High Court. With three subordinate courts made up of Magistrate courts, Kadhis courts, and Courts Martial. | Legislative Branch: National Assembly usually referred to as Parliament by vote for a five-year term. The constitution announced in August 2010 changed the legislature to a bicameral parliament.

8: Kikuyu woman in traditional attire. | The People | Ethnic Groups: Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, and Kamba 11%. (Those are the Five most popular) | Life Expectancy Male 58.91. Life Expectancy Female 60.07

9: Religions: Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, Muslim 10% indigenous beliefs 10%, other 2%. (large number of Kenyans are Christian but estimates for the percentage of the population that stick to Islam or indigenous beliefs) | Languages: Kiswahili and English are official languages. There are many indigenous languages. | Total Population is 30 million. Literacy- Total Population 85.1%

10: People like the beautiful scenery of the Great Rift Valley. (top left) | Points of Interest | Tourists like the view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. (bottom right)

11: The main tourist attractions are photo safaris through the 19 national parks and game preserves.

12: The Kenyan currency is called a shilling. The exchange rate to the American dollar is 86.23. | Fun Facts | The geographic coordinates are 1 00 N, 38 00 E. | The land area of Kenya is 569,140 sq km.

13: Imports: Machinery and transportation products, petroleum products, motors vehicles, and iron. | Exports: Tea, horticultural products, coffee, petroleum products, fish, and cement. | A beautiful sunset in Kenya.

14: Bibliography | "Kenya." April 3, 2012. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ke.html | "Kenya." April 1, 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya | "Kenya." Compton's by Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition. Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. April 3, 2012 http://school.eb.com/comptons/article-9275253?query=kenya&ct=

15: Martin, Fred. Next Stop Kenya. Chicago, Illinois: Heinemann Library, 1998. | Pateman, Robert. Cultures of the World Kenya. New York: Benchmark Books, 2004.

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