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There are only three incorporated cities in Kenya, although there are several towns and villages with urban populations. Kenya's two largest cities, Nairobi and Mombasa, have municipal borders that are the same as their corresponding county borders, so they might be considered city-counties. Kenya's third city is Kisumu, which is more than three times larger than the next largest municipality.

Kenyan towns and municipalities with populations above a hundred thousand are Nakuru, Eldoret, Kehancha, Ruiru, Kikuyu, Kangundo-Tala, Malindi, Naivasha, Kitui, Machakos, Thika, Athi River, Karuri, Nyeri, Kilifi, Garissa, Vihiga, Mumias, Bomet, Molo, Ngong, Kitale, Litein, Limuru, and Kericho.

Unlike most African coastal nations, the bulk of Kenya's population lives inland, primarily the lower central and western portions of the country. Mombasa, Malindi, and Kilifi are its only coastal cities with populations above a hundred thousand, and they lie along the southern coastal area. Kenya's northern and northeastern regions are lightly populated.

Its most populated regions are the Nairobi Region in the south-central part of the country, the Southern Rift Valley Region, the Masai Mara and Western Kenya Region, which includes frontage along Lake Victoria, the Central Highlands, and Laikipia Region, and Mombasa an the South Coast.

The Southeastern Kenya Region is comprised primarily of national parks. Lamu and the North Coast Region border southern Somalia, and are not heavily populated. This region includes the Lamu Archipelago. The town of Lamu is a Swahili settlement and Kenya's oldest continuously inhabited town. Northern Kenya is a large frontier region that covers roughly half of Kenya's land area, which includes Kenya's borders with Ethiopia, Somalia, and South Sudan. A large portion of this region is desert land, but it also contains Lake Turkana.

Governmentally, Kenya is divided into forty-seven semi-autonomous counties. Headed by governors, these counties form the country's first-order governmental division. The smallest administrative units are known as locations, which are usually named for their main villages or towns, although larger towns will consist of several locations. Each location is headed by a chief, who is appointed by the central government.

Topics relating to or originating in one of Kenya's cities, towns or villages are appropriate for this category, as are websites representing companies, organizations, or individuals residing in a specific city or town in Kenya.







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