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Clockwise frae tap: Central buisness destrict, Nairobi Naitional Pairk, Pairlament o Kenyae, Nairobi Ceety Haw an the Kenyatta Internaitional Conference Centre.
Clockwise frae tap: Central buisness destrict, Nairobi Naitional Pairk, Pairlament o Kenyae, Nairobi Ceety Haw an the Kenyatta Internaitional Conference Centre.
Banner o Nairobi
Coat of airms o Nairobi
Coat airms
"Green Ceety in the Sun", "Nai", "Silicon Savannah"
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Coordinates: 1°17′S 36°49′E / 1.283°S 36.817°E / -1.283; 36.817Coordinates: 1°17′S 36°49′E / 1.283°S 36.817°E / -1.283; 36.817
Kintra Kenyae
CoontyNairobi Coonty
 • BodiNairobi Ceety Coonty
 • LegislatureCoonty Assembly
 • GovrenorEvans Kidero
 • Ceety696 km2 (269 sq mi)
1661 m (5450 ft)
 • Ceety3,138,369
 • Density4850/km2 (12,600/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Area code(s)020

Nairobi (pronounced /naɪˈroʊbi/ (deprecatit template)) is the caipital and lairgest ceety o Kenyae. The ceety and its surroondin aurie an aa forms the Nairobi Province.[2] The name "Nairobi" comes frae the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyirobi, which translates tae "the place o cool waters". However, it is popularly kent as the "Green City in the Sun" an is surroondit bi several expandin villa suburbs.[3] The fowk o Nairobi are popularly nicknamed 'Nairobians'.

Foondit in 1899 as a simple rail depot on the railway linkin Mombasa tae Ugandae, the toun quickly grew tae become the caipital o Breetish East Africae in 1907 an eventually the caipital o a free Kenyan republic in 1963.[4] Durin Kenyae's colonial period, the ceety became a centre for the colony's coffee, tea an sisal industry.[5] Nairobi is an aa the caipital o the Nairobi Province an o the Nairobi Destrict. The ceety lies on the Nairobi River, in the sooth o the naition, an haes an elevation o 1795 m abuin sea-level.[6]

Nairobi is the maist populous ceety in East Africae, wi a current estimatit population o aboot 3 million.[1] According tae the 1999 Census, in the administrative aurie o Nairobi, 2,143,254 indwallers lived athin 696 km2 (269 sq mi).[7] Nairobi is currently the 13t lairgest ceety in Africae, based on population an fowert lairgest in infrastructure development an its size.

Nairobi is nou ane o the maist prominent ceeties in Africae politically an financially.[8] Hame tae mony companies an organisations, includin the Unitit Naitions Environment Programme an the UN Office in Africae, Nairobi is established as a hub for business an cultur. The Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) is ane o the lairgest in Africae, ranked fowert in terms o trading volume an capable o makin 10 million trades a day.[9] The Globalisation and World Cities Study Group and Network (GaWC) defines Nairobi as a prominent social centre.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b "Population Distribution by Political Units". Retrieved 30 Mairch 2015.
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  3. Pulse Africa. "Not to be Missed: Nairobi 'Green City in the Sun'". Retrieved 14 Juin 2007.
  4. "Nairobi History". Retrieved 25 August 2008. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)
  5. "History - Nairobi". Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  6. AlNinga. "Attractions of Nairobi". Retrieved 14 Juin 2007.
  7. "Population distribution by province/district and sex: 1979-199 censuses". Kenya Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 20 Mairch 2009.[deid airtin]
  8. Bauk. "Håvar Bauck's city guide to Nairobi". Archived frae the original on 9 September 2007. Retrieved 17 Juin 2007.
  9. [2][deid airtin]
  10. "Sister Cities International". Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  11. "Raleigh, North Carolina". Sister Cities International. Retrieved 29 Januar 2013.

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