Located in Eastern Kenya bordering Ethiopia to the north and north east, Wajir County to the east, Isiolo County to the south east, Samburu County to the south and south west, and Lake Turkana to the west and north west.
Temperatures range from a minimum of 10.1°C to a maximum of 30.2°C, with an annual average of 20.1°C. Rainfall ranges between 200mm and 1,000mm per annum.
The county has no bitumen surface roads, has 397km gravel surface and 2,034km earth surface
Key national monument(s) Marsabit National Park, Mount Marsabit Tropical rain forest
Population density: four people per km2
National percentage: 0.8 per cent
Annual growth rate: 2.8per cent
County capital: Marsabit (proposed)
Constituencies: Moyale, North Horr, Saku, Laisamis
Poverty level: 92 per cent
Resources: Wildlife, Lake Turkana, forests, rangelands, wind and solar Tourist attractions: Marsabit National Park & Reserve, Sibiloi and South Island National Park, Lake Sokote, Lake Paradise
Main economic activities/industries:
Livestock rearing, small-scale fishing, sand harvesting, stone mining, salt mining, mining of gems and precious stones and small scale trading Agricultural products: Beef, maize, beans, wheat, pulses and fruit, miraa.
Number of Institutions: Primary 126, secondary 16
Enrolment: Primary 40,332, secondary 1,101
Health facilities: 51 – One district hospitals, 34 dispensaries, six health centres, eight medical clinics and two others. Marsabit District Hospital is the most notable health facility.