Nairobi County encompasses the Nairobi City and its metropolis. Temperature ranges from a minimum of 10°C to a maximum 24°C. The rainfall amounts range between 500 mm and 1,500 mm per annum.
Economy of Nairobi County
Nairobi is the main commercial center of the country. Nairobi has a well-developed infrastructure, including modern financial and communications systems. Leading domestic and international banks operate out of Nairobi. It hosts the countries largest industrial centre which accounts for some 20 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP).
The principal products include processed food, beer, vehicles, soaps, construction material, engineering, textiles, and chemicals. There is also a thriving sector that provides employment to carpenters, metal workers, furniture makers, vehicle repairmen, and retailers.
Areas around Nairobi are prime agricultural lands. The principal food crops are maize, sorghum, cassava, beans, and fruit. Cash crops, such as coffee, are grown by small-scale farmers. Horticulture is a new agricultural growth sector. Flower exports are an important source of foreign exchange.
With a well-developed system of hotels and top-rate tour companies and the country ‘ s spectacular game parks and beautiful coast, tourism is an important part of Kenya ‘ s economy. Nairobi is the center for many tour companies and travel agencies. City hotels range from low cost budget to luxury and offer good value and excellent service.
The City’s skyline is among the most impressive in the region.