Nakuru is the capital city of Nakuru County, Kenya. It is northwest of Nairobi, in the Great Rift Valley. Nearby is Lake Nakuru National Park, home to rhinos, giraffes, lions and leopards. Lake Nakuru is an algae-filled soda lake that attracts thousands of flamingos. Lookout points such as Baboon Cliff and Lion Hills offer views of the birds, the lake and mammals including warthogs and baboons. The city of Nakuru is situated in Nakuru County, Kenya. It lies 1850 meters above sea levels on the highlands of Kenya giving it a climate similar, albeit a bit colder, to Nairobi.
Historical, Cultural facts & Religion
The history of Nakuru can perhaps be traced to the prehistoric period due to the archaeological discoveries located about 8 km from the Central Business District at the Hyrax Hill reserve. Nakuru is Kenya’s 4th largest urban center with a population of 307,990. Nakuru is populated by people from the whole of Kenya and from many regions of the world. The population is predominantly Kikuyu and Kalenjin but it has a cosmopolitan feel. The city has a sizable population of Kenyans of Indian origin and a few of the original settler families have also remained in the area. The majority of people living in Nakuru County are Christians, with a small number of Muslims and Hindus being present in major towns.
Brief City History
Nakuru, town, west-central Kenya. It lies near the Mau Escarpment on the north shore of Lake Nakuru, 95 miles (153 km) northwest of Nairobi, near the heart of the Kikuyu people’s homeland. During the colonial period, Nakuru was a centre of European activity. Now one of the largest towns in Kenya, Nakuru is an important agricultural centre and the site of Egerton University (1939). It is a busy commercial and transport centre for west-central Kenya. Nearby attractions include Lake Nakuru National Park, known for its hundreds of species of birds, the Hyrax Hill prehistoric site, and the immense Menengai Crater. Pop. (1999) 219,366; (2009) 286,411.
Language (s) Written & Spoken
Kenya is a multilingual country. The Bantu Swahili language and English, the latter being inherited from colonial rule (see British Kenya), are widely spoken as lingua franca. They serve as the two official working languages. Including second-language speakers, there are more speakers of Swahili than English in Kenya.
Important Types of Commerce in Nakuru
Agriculture, manufacturing and tourism are the backbones of the economy of Nakuru.
Language Services US and others will provide working with Nakuru
Dealing with Nakuru authorities would require an individual or business to speak Hausa and have no other common language with the authority, you are sometimes entitled to interpreting services. To start a company in Nakuru regardless of your nationality. It is important that you have a right of residence in Nakuru, the necessary professional skills and sufficient Hausa language skills. This is where professional translation and interpretation services come into the picture. The task of the interpreter is to interpret the discussion between you and the authority. The interpreter will not handle any tasks other than interpretation.
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