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Nairobi - History, Culture, Geography, Climate, Parks and Gardens, Business and Economy, Tourism, Maps, Transport

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1°17S 36°50E, pop (2000e) 1 833 000. Province and capital of Kenya; on the central Kenya plateau, 450 km/280 mi NW of Mombasa; largest city in E Africa; former seat of the British governor of Kenya; airport; railway; university (1956); centre of communications and commerce; textiles, chemicals, glass, agricultural trade; headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme Secretariat; cathedral (1963), Sikh temple, national museum (including largest collection of African butterflies in the world), Snake Park.

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