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Location Nairobi, Kenya, Africa
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Nairobi ( ny-ROH-bee) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The name is derived from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to 'place of cool waters', a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city. The city proper had a population of 4,397,073 in the 2019 census. The city is commonly referred to as The Green City in the Sun.

Environment quality[edit | edit source]

Kenya: toilets lift threat of deadly disease
Authors: Oxfam GB, Dec 26, 2013


Open spaces[edit | edit source]

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Nairobi has numerous recreational green areas. The largest is the Nairobi National Park, located in the Southern side of the city. Other recreational arears and protected forests include Uhuru Park, Central Park, John Michuki Park, Nairobi Arboretum, City Park, Uhuru Gardens, Jeevanjee Gardens, Karura Forest, Ngong forest, and Ololua forest.

Community and voluntary action[edit | edit source]

Commemoration of International Volunteer Day at Kariobangi
Authors: Wendy Wakhusama, Dec 8, 2011

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Me and My Bike
Authors: Cultural Video, Dec 17, 2010

Resources[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Map Kibera: wiki, blog

News and comment[edit | edit source]


Feb 26

Climate change Why are tomato prices in Africa increasing
Authors: NEWS channel, Feb 26, 2020


"How we mapped the world's weirdest streets" by @transitapp, February 12[1]


When tech, dev, academia and communities work together…[2] September 29

A group of teenagers from Nairobi won the $8000 Passion Pictures Best Film and Artists Project Earth Youth Visions award as part of the 1 min to Save the World contest, which challenged young filmmakers to create a one-minute video about climate change.[3] Ndesanjo Macha, February 22

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Keywords cities
Authors Phil Green
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Language English (en)
Related 0 subpages, 3 pages link here
Aliases Nairobi
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Created December 31, 2013 by Phil Green
Modified November 28, 2023 by Phil Green
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