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Nairobi
Ceety
Clockwise frae tap: Central buisness destrict, Nairobi Naitional Pairk, Pairlament o Kenyae, Nairobi Ceety Haw an the Kenyatta Internaitional Conference Centre.

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Nickname(s): "Green Ceety in the Sun", "Nai", "Silicon Savannah"
Nairobi is located in Kenya
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Location o Nairobi
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
Coonty Nairobi Coonty
Foondit 1899
Constituencies
Government
 • Body Nairobi Ceety Coonty
 • Legislature Coonty Assembly
 • Govrenor Evans Kidero
Area
 • Ceety 696 km2 (269 sq mi)
Elevation 1,661 m (5,450 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Ceety 3,138,369
 • Density 4,850/km2 (12,600/sq mi)
 • Metro 6,547,547
Demonym Nairobian
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Area code(s) 020
Twin cities
 • Denver, Colorado USA
 • Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Website www.nairobi.go.ke

Nairobi (pronounced /naɪˈroʊbi/) 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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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Population Distribution by Political Units". knbs.or.ke. Retrieved 2015-03-30. 
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  3. Pulse Africa. "Not to be Missed: Nairobi 'Green City in the Sun'". pulseafrica.com. Retrieved 2007-06-14. 
  4. City-Data.com. "Nairobi History". http://www.city-data.com/. Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  5. "History - Nairobi". City-data.com. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  6. AlNinga. "Attractions of Nairobi". alninga.com. Retrieved 2007-06-14. 
  7. "Population distribution by province/district and sex: 1979-199 censuses". Kenya Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2009-03-20. [deid airtin]
  8. Bauk. "Håvar Bauck's city guide to Nairobi". bauck.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-09. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 
  9. [2][deid airtin]
  10. "Sister Cities International". Sister-cities.org. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  11. "Raleigh, North Carolina". Sister Cities International. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 

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