Mombasa County
Flag of Mombasa County
Coat of arms of Mombasa County
Utangamano kwa Maendeleo
(English: Unity for Development)
Mombasa County is located in Kenya
Mombasa County
Mombasa County
Location of Mombasa County
Coordinates: 4°03′S 39°40′E / 4.050°S 39.667°E / -4.050; 39.667
Country Kenya
Formed4 March 2013
 • GovernorAbdullswamad Sherrif Nassir
 • Total294.7 km2 (113.8 sq mi)
 • Land219.9 km2 (84.9 sq mi)
 • Water65 km2 (25 sq mi)
50 m (160 ft)
 • Total1,208,333
 • Density4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Area code020
ISO 3166 codeKE-28

Mombasa County is one of the 47 counties of Kenya. Its capital is Mombasa. In terms of economy it is second after Nairobi.[1] Initially it was one of the former districts of Kenya but in 2013 it was reconstituted as a county, on the same boundaries. It is the smallest county in Kenya, covering an area of 229.7 km2 excluding 65 km2 of water mass. The county is situated in the south eastern part of the former Coast Province. It borders Kilifi County to the north, Kwale County to the south west and the Indian Ocean to the east. Administratively, the county is divided into seven divisions, eighteen locations and thirty sub-locations.

Kenya was divided into eight provinces prior to 2013, which were subdivided into 47 counties. In the former Coast Province there are six counties, Mombasa being one of them. It is situated in the southeast of Coast Province. It is the smallest in size, covering an area of 212.5 km2.[2] The county lies between latitudes 3°56′ and 4°10′ south of the equator and longitudes 39°34′ and 39°46′ east.[1]

Geographical area

The county and the city are divided into four divisions:

Sunrise in Mombasa


Mombasa is an urban city county and for this reason, there is a large population of both local and immigrant communities. The local communities include the Mijikenda, Swahili and Kenyan Arabs. The Mijikenda is the largest community in Mombasa County making up almost 35% of the total population in the county. The immigrant Kamba community is the second largest ethnic community in the county making almost 30% of the total population of the county. The Kamba people have been known for their expansive knowledge of business and trade ranging from small scale to large scale followed closely by their GEMA[clarification needed] counterparts. Other significant immigrant communities include the Luo, Luhya and Somali communities.


  Muslim (47%)
  Christian (46%)
  Other Religions (5%)
  No Religion (2%)

Religion in Mombasa County [3]


The county is composed of six Parliamentary constituencies:[4]

Constituency name Pop. 2009 Census Area covered No. of ward Wards
Changamwe 147,613 16 5 Port Reitz, Kipevu, Airport, Changamwe, Chaani
Jomvu 102,566 29 3 Jomvu Kuu, Miritini, Mikindani
Kisauni 194,065 88.7 7 Mjambere, Junda, Bamburi, Mwakirunge, Mtopanga, Magogoni, Shanzu
Nyali 185,990 22.88 5 Frere Town, Ziwa la Ngombe, Mkomani, Kongowea, Kadzandani
Likoni 166,008 41.10 5 Mtongwe, Shika Adabu, Bofu, Likoni, Timbwani
Mvita 143,128 14.80 5 Mji wa Kale/Makadara, Tudor, Tononoka, Majengo Ganjoni/Shimanzi
Total 939,370 212.48 30

Mombasa County lies within the coast lowland, which rises gradually from the sea level in the east to slightly over 76 m above sea level in the mainland west. The highest point is at Nguu Tatu hills in the mainland north that rises up to 100 m above sea level.

Services and urbanisation

Stats for Mombasa County
Stats for the County (Per cent)
Attending school (15-18 Yrs)
Paved roads
Good roads
Electricity access
Poverty rate


See also


  1. ^ a b "Events – Mombasa County". 30 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  2. ^ – Country-Profile Kenya (.doc)
  3. ^ "2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Volume IV: Distribution of Population by Socio-Economic Characteristics" (PDF). Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Kenya Information". Archived from the original on 14 March 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  5. ^ USAid Kenya