Mtito Andei
Town
Mtito Andei is located in Kenya
Mtito Andei
Mtito Andei
Location in Kenya
Placement on map is approximate
Coordinates: 2°41′S 38°10′E / 2.69°S 38.17°E / -2.69; 38.17Coordinates: 2°41′S 38°10′E / 2.69°S 38.17°E / -2.69; 38.17
Country Kenya
CountyMakueni County
Elevation
731 m (2,398 ft)
Population
 (2010 Estimate)
 • Total4,760

Mtito Andei is a town in Makueni County, Kenya.

Location

Mtito Andei is located in Makueni County, in the country's southeastern region, 233 kilometres (145 mi), by road southeast of Nairobi, the capital.[1] The geographic coordinates of Mtito Andei are:2° 41' 24.00"S, 38° 10' 12.00"E (Latitude: −2.69000; Longitude: 38.17000).

From Mtito Andei to Voi is a distance of 96km

Overview

Mtito Andei is a small town on the Mombasa to Nairobi Railway and Highway. It lies at the western edge of Tsavo National Park and two entrance gates into the park are located in the town. The town is administered by Mtito Andei Town Council which serves as the sub-county headquarters for Mtito Andei Sub-county in which the town is located.

Population

According to the 1999 Kenya National Census, Mtito Andei's urban population was counted at 4,304 (1999 Census).[2] In 2010, the population of the town was estimated at about 4,760.[3]

Transport

Nairobi-Mombasa road near Mtito Andei, early 1950s
Nairobi-Mombasa road near Mtito Andei, early 1950s

Mtito Andei lies on the main rail line of Kenya Railways, between Mombasa and Nairobi. The town is also served by Mtito Andei Airport. The main thoroughfare going through town is the Mombasa-Nairobi Road (A109). Going south east, the road continues on to Tsavo, then Voi and eventually Mombasa. Going north west, the road goes through Kibwezi and Sultan Hamud, before entering Nairobi.

Points of interest

The points of interest located in Mtito Andei or close to its borders include the following:

See also

References