a port city in western Kenya on the northeastern shore of Lake Victoria; fishing and trading center
Kisumu is a port city in western Kenya at 1,131 m, with a population of 394,684. It is the third largest city in Kenya, the principal city of western Kenya, the immediate former capital of Nyanza Province and the headquarters of Kisumu County. It has a municipal charter but no city charter. It is the largest city in Nyanza region and second most important city after Kampala in the greater Lake Victoria basin. The port was founded in 1901 as the main inland terminal of the Uganda Railway and named Port Florence. Although trade stagnated in the 1980s and 1990s, it is again growing around oil exports. Kisumu literally means a place of barter trade "sumo". The city has "Friendship" status with Cheltenham, UK and "sister city" status with Roanoke, Virginia and Boulder, Colorado, USA.
The numerical value of kisumu in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of kisumu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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The numbers (of users) are increasing both along the coast and in Nairobi and there is evidence that it is also spreading out to places like Kisumu, that is because the interventions we have are not enough.
There has not been a real integration (in Kisumu) ... like in Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, in Kisumu the integration is only when it's in the shop or at the business ... but when they go out of that particular environment there is very little integration either by way of recreation or other facilities.
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