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Located in the Rift Valley Province, it borders the Republic of Uganda to the north west, and the following counties: West Pokot to North, Elgeyo Marakwet to the east, Uasin Gishu and Kakamega to the south, and Bungoma to the west and south west.

Area

2,495.5km2

Climate/Weather

Temperatures range from a mean annual minimum of 10°C to a mean maximum of 37°C, with average rain- fall amounts of 11,200mm per annum.

Road network

Bitumen surface (59.2km), gravel surface (135km), earth surface (306.5km)

Key National Monument(s) Kitale Museum, Mt Elgon National Park, Saiwa Swamp National Park

Population

Population: 818,757

Population density: 328 people per km2

National percentage: 2.12 per cent

Annual growth rate: 4.2 per cent

Government

County capital: Kitale Town (proposed)

Constituencies: Cherangany, Kwanza, Saboti, Endebess and Kiminini

Economy

Poverty level: 5.2 per cent Resources: Water, arable land, livestock, pasture, wildlife

Tourist attractions: Kitale Museum, Mt Elgon National Park, Kitale Nature Conservancy, Saiwa Swamp National Park

Main economic activities/industries: Horticulture, large scale maize & wheat farming, tea, coffee, commercial businesses, fishing

Agricultural products: Maize, wheat, beans, potatoes, livestock products

Education

Number of institutions (2007): Primary (471), Secondary (120)

Enrollment: Primary 229,408, Secondary 24,361

Tertiary: Over 20 (Includes a University Campus, Nursing College, Farmers Training College, Youth Poly-technic, Teacher Training College, and Several Commercial Colleges)

Health

Health facilities: 78 – Two District Hos- pitals, two sub-district hospitals, dispensaries (33), health centres (seven), medical clinics (28), nursing home (two), other (four)

Prevalent diseases: Malaria, upper respiratory tract infections, diarrhoea, typhoid, skin diseases, amoebic dysentery

Notable hospitals: Kitale District Hospital, Kapsara District Hospital

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