Situated on the equator on Africa's east coast, Kenya has been described as "the cradle of humanity".
In the Great Rift Valley palaeontologists have discovered some of the earliest evidence of man's ancestors.
In the present day, Kenya's ethnic diversity has produced a vibrant culture
|Languages spoken||Swahili, English|
|Currency used||Kenya shilling|
|Area (km2)||582,646 sq km|