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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nairobi, capital of Kenya(noun)

    the capital and largest city of Kenya; a center for tourist safaris

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  1. Nairobi(ProperNoun)

    The capital of Kenya.

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  1. Nairobi

    Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The city and its surrounding area also forms the Nairobi City County. The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyrobi, which translates to "cold water". The phrase is also the Maasai name of the Nairobi river, which in turn lent its name to the city. However, it is popularly known as the "Green City in the Sun" and is surrounded by several expanding villa suburbs. Inhabitants of Nairobi are referred to as Nairobians, and the city is governed by the County Government of Nairobi, whose current governor is Evans Kidero. Founded by the British in 1899 as a simple rail depot on the railway linking Mombasa to Uganda, the town quickly grew to become the capital of British East Africa in 1907, and eventually the capital of a free Kenyan republic in 1963. During Kenya's colonial period, the city became a centre for the colony's coffee, tea and sisal industry. Nairobi city is also the capital of the Nairobi Province and Nairobi District. The city lies on the Nairobi River, in the south of the nation and has an elevation of 1795 m above sea-level. Nairobi is the most populous city in East Africa, with a current estimated population of about 3 million. According to the 2009 Census, in the administrative area of Nairobi, 3,138,295 inhabitants lived within 696 km². Nairobi is currently the 12th largest city in Africa, including the population of its suburbs.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nairobi in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nairobi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Robert Ndetei:

    Before construction started in the park, the lions were not escaping, so there are indications that the noise and blasting is affecting their movements, if you don’t plan properly, if you don’t do proper environmental-impact assessments, then you are doomed to fail, and at the Nairobi National Park this could lead to more lions and other animals coming into contact with a growing human presence.

  2. Robert Ndetei:

    If you don’t plan properly, if you don’t do proper environmental impact assessments, then you are doomed to fail and at the Nairobi National Park this could lead to more lions and other animals coming into contact with a growing human presence.

  3. John Kihia:

    Naivasha is a big center because it's a freshwater lake and it is not very far from Nairobi, which makes transport easy, people have been growing flowers there for a long time so there is a skilled labor force in place.

  4. Henry Kirimania:

    Nairobi looks so beautiful this morning. No traffic jams, just squeaky clean roads complete with potted plants.

  5. Joseph Kinyua:

    It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce the sudden passing on of Interior CS Retired General Joseph Nkaissery, gen. Nkaissery passed on at Karen Hospital in Nairobi a few hours after being admitted for a check-up.

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