Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Kenya), located in East Africa, is the world’s 48th largest country by area (580,367 square kilometers (224,081 sq mi).
As of 2022, Kenya has a population of 56,215,221 (growth rate of 2.24% since 2021). Kenya is the world’s 27th most populous country.
As of 2020, Kenya is the third-largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria and South Africa. Kenya is bordered by South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast. Its geography, climate and population vary widely, ranging from cold snow-capped mountaintops (Batian, Nelion and Point Lenana on Mount Kenya) with vast surrounding forests, wildlife and fertile agricultural regions to temperate climates in western and Rift Valley counties and dry less fertile arid and semi-arid areas and absolute deserts (Chalbi Desert and Nyiri Desert).