Top 10 largest counties in Kenya: Today we are going to look at the largest county in Kenya by land area according to information provided by the Ministry of Devolution.
Kenya has 47 counties and the size of each varies in terms of squares kilometers and population. The top 10 largest counties in Kenya in terms of squares kilometers may not necessarily be the largest in terms of population. The Majority of the biggest counties in Kenya are majorly found in the arid and semi-arid areas in the Northern and Eastern parts of the country.
Top 10 largest counties in Kenya
Are you wondering which is the largest county in Kenya? Well, the largest county in terms of land size is Turkana county. In terms of Size (Km2), it is 71,597.8 which is equivalent to 17,692,201.68 acres.
Marsabit is the second-largest county in Kenya. Its land size is 66,923.1 (Km2), which translates to approximately 16,537,058.154 acres.
Wajir county is the third biggest county in the country. Its land size is 55,840.6 (Km2), which translates to approximately 13,798,512.76 acres.
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The fourth biggest county is Garissa County. Located in the North-Eastern region, this county’s land size in terms of (Km2) is 45,720.2 which translates to around 11,297,707.46 acres.
Tana River County
As per the Ministry of Devolution information, the 5th largest county in terms of land size is Tana river. Roughly it is 35,375.8 (Km2) or 8,741,550.553 acres.
Mandera county is the 6th largest county located in the arid and semi arid area. Size of Land in Mandera County 25,797.7 sq km or 6,374,750.499 acres
Size of Land in Isiolo County 25,336.1 sq km or 6,260,686.655acres
Size of Land in Kitui County 24,385.1sq km or 6,025,689.438
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Size of Land in Kajiado County 21,292.7 km or 6,025,689.438
10. Samburu County
This is the 10th biggest county. Size of Land in Samburu County 20,182.5 km or 4,987,204.361
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