|Formed||4 March 2013|
|Capital and largest town||Mandera|
|Other towns||El Wak|
|• Governor||Mohamed Adan Khalif|
|• Senator||Ali Roba|
|• Women Rep||Ummulkheir Kassim|
|• Total||25,797.7 km2 (9,960.5 sq mi)|
|• Land||25,797.7 km2 (9,960.5 sq mi)|
|• Water||0 km2 (0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,200 m (3,900 ft)|
|• Density||89/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
Mandera County is the northeasternmost county in Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Mandera. The county is bordered by Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east and Wajir County to the southwest. According to the 2019 census, the county has a population of 1,200,890 and an area of 25,939.8 square kilometres (10,015.4 sq mi). The main economic activity in the county is pastoralism, while others include cross-border trade with Ethiopia, artisanal mining, beekeeping, and agriculture along the Dawa River. 
The county has a temperature range between 24C – 42C. Rainfall is very low and unreliable with annual average of 91.7mm annually. Long rains normally occur in April and May averaging 69.1mm while short rains in October and November averaging 122mm.
The Kenya Population and Housing Survey report (KPHC) 2009 showed that Mandera County had a population of 1,025,756 persons. This comprised 559,943 males (54.6%) and 465,813 females (45.4%). The county's population was projected to be 1,399,503 persons, comprising 763,966 males and 635,537 females in 2017.
The county has a total population of 867,457 of which 434,976 are males, 432,444 females and 37 intersex persons. There are 125,763 household with an average household size of 6.9 persons per household and a population density 33 people per square kilometre 2020.
It was also projected that the population would be 1,699,437 persons comprising 927,695 males and 771,742 females in the year 2022.
Like in other areas of North Eastern counties, Mandera is predominantly inhabited by ethnic Somalis.
There are 7 sub counties, 22 divisions, 97 locations and 141 sub-locations.
It has 6 constituencies and 30 county assembly wards.
[[Mohamed Adan Khalif is the governor in office after being elected twice 2022 and his deputy is DR Ali Moalim Mohamud. Mahamud Mohamed M is the Senator who replaced Billow Kerow who was the first elected senator. Amina Gedow is the second elected women representative who won against Fathia Mahbuub, the first women representative for the county.
For Mandera County, the County Executive Committee comprises:-
|The Deputy Governor||1|
|The County Secretary||1|
|The Members of County Assembly||48|
|Members of the CEC||10|
Members of the County Assembly
There is a total of 83 health facilities in the county and 150 health personnel of different cadre.
HIV prevalence is at 1.8%, below the national average of 5.3%.
The county is covered by 1,884.5 km of road network. Of this 1,390 km is covered by earth surface, 494.5 km is murram surface.
There are 13 cyber cafes, 5 post offices installed letter boxes, 1150 rented letter boxes and 1100 rented letter boxes, and 50 vacant letter boxes.
There are 32 trading centers, 127 licensed retail traders, 212 licensed hawkers and 10 petrol stations.
Mandera Town is the most densely populated urban area of the county, while Takaba is the least populated.
The town is the oldest and main urban section of the county and its high population is attributed to the residents' diverse economic activities. The town has small-scale traders; retailers, artisans, hoteliers, grocers and even cross-border traders.
As of 2022, Mandera County is divided into 6 sub-counties:
|Mandera South||410,247||66||El Wak|
Mandera East that hosts the county headquarters in Mandera Town is the most densely populated constituency with 106 persons per square kilometer. Mandera North is the least densely populated constituency with 42 persons per square kilometer, but which is projected to be 47 and 51 persons per square kilometers 2020 and 2022 respectively.
|Constituencies of Mandera County|
|Map||Constituency Names||Constituency No.||Approximate Population (2022)|