Geographic coordinates: 1 00 N, 38 00 E
Area: Total 580,367 sq km
Country ranking (in terms of size): 49
Land: 569,140 sq km
Water: 11,227 sq km
Land Boundaries: 3,477km
Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania.
Varies from topical along the coast to arid inland.
Low plains rise to central highlands bisected by the Great Rift Valley; fertile plateau in the west.
Lowest point: Indian Ocean 0m
Highest point: Mount Kenya 5,199m
Limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, fluorspar, zinc, diatomite, gypsum, wildlife, hydropower.