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Republic of Kenya: Geophysics"Ada ya mja hunena, muungwana ni kitendo" - "Ordinary men speak, ladies and men act" (Swahili proverb)

The coasts: palm trees

The Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa. Lying along the Indian Ocean to its southeast and at the equator, it is bordered by Somalia to the northeast, Ethiopia to the north, Sudan to the northwest, Uganda to the west and Tanzania to the south. Lake Victoria is situated to the southwest, and is shared with Uganda and Tanzania..The coastal strip is low (10 to 200 km wide) and sometimes marshy: 400 km of beaches with palm trees and mangroves groups. The fertile plains dry up gradually going up to the highlands of central and western region, consisting of savannas and steppes, natural parks (about 10% of the area) and forests at the foot of the mountain ranges.. The most characteristic morphological feature is the Rift Valley, famous for its prehistoric, through the Kenya from north to south, with areas of geysers; in its millenial traces were formed lakes of freshwater and saltwater and on the sides there are major volcanic massifs: Sunrise over Mount Kenya Mount Kenya, with permanent snow and ice tongues, despite its close proximity to the equator; is the highest mountain in Kenya (5199 m) and second in Africa after Kilimanjaro (5358 m); on the border with Uganda the volcano Elgon (4311 m) has a very wide crater (15.8 km). Around there are mountains over 4400 meters, divided by wide valleys. The northern plateau, immense and almost uninhabited, is part of the Ethiopian plateau of calcareous origin; includes steppe, desert and savannah are interrupted with a few hills: the Huri Hills and the hills of Marsabit.

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