Located in the former Nyanza Province, it borders the following counties: Bomet to the east, Narok to the south, Kisii to the west, Homa Bay to the north, and Kericho to the north east.
Temperatures range from a mean annual minimum of 10.1 °C to a mean maxi- mum of 28.7 °C, with rainfall amounts of between 600mm and 2,300mm per annum.
Bitumen surface 104.1km, gravel surface 641.4km and earth surface 343.4km.
Population density: 665 people per km2
National percentage: 1.55 per cent
Annual growth rate: 2.4 per cent
County capital: Nyamira Town (Pro- posed)
Constituencies: Kitutu Masaba, West Mugirango, North Mugirango and Borabu.
Poverty level: 46.6 per cent
Resources: Livestock, arable land, pas- ture, water
Tourist attractions: Manga Ridge, Keera and Kiomachingi Falls, hills
Main economic activities/industries: Tea, coffee, pyrethrum, dairy farming, banana plantations
Agricultural products: Maize, beans, sorghum, finger millet, dairy products
Number of institutions: Primary 567, Secondary (168)
Enrollment: Primary 145,012, Secondary 37,070
Tertiary: One university college, one medical training college, one teacher training college, 36 youth polytechnics and several commercial colleges
Health facilities: 98 – Two District Hospitals, sub-district hospitals (4), dispensaries (47), health centres (26), medical clinics (16) and nursing homes (3).
Notable hospitals: Nyamira and Manga Districts Hospitals.