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).
Kenya’s 2023 population is estimated at 55,100,586 people at mid-year. Kenya’s population is equivalent to 0.68% of the total world population. Kenya ranks number 26 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population. The population density in Kenya is 97 per Km2 (251 people per mi2).
Africa is the only region in the world where the youth population is rapidly increasing. By 2050, Africa’s young people, aged between 0 and 24 years, will increase by nearly 50 percent. Africa’s youth are critical to the continent’s future.
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).