Vihiga County
Coat of arms of Vihiga County
Location in Kenya
Location in Kenya
Country Kenya
Formed4 March 2013
CapitalMbale
Government
 • GovernorWilber Otichilo
Area
 • Total531.3 km2 (205.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total590,013[1]
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Websitevihiga.go.ke

Vihiga County is an administrative region in the former Western Province of Kenya whose headquarters are in Mbale, the largest town in the county. The county has a population of 554,622[1] (2009 census) and an area of 563 km2.[2] Formally a district, Vihiga was split from Kakamega District in 1990.[3] In 2019's census, Vihiga was found to have a population of 590, 013, an increase of 35, 391 from the 2009's count.[4]

Local authorities

Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Vihiga Municipality 98,189 19,067
Luanda Town 68,157 8,757
Vihiga county County 332,537 0
* 1999 census. Source: [1][permanent dead link]

Administrative divisions

Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Emuhaya 69,250 0
Luanda 92,462 8.016 Luanda, Kenya
Sabatia 117,863 10.135
Tiriki East 59,943 0
Tiriki West 76,370 0
Vihiga 82,995 6.881 Vihiga
* 1999 census. Sources: [2], [3],

Constituencies

The district has five constituencies:

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b "Kenya Census 2009 | PDF | Census | Waste Management".
  2. ^ statoids.com – Districts of Kenya
  3. ^ Amutabi Lutta Mukhebi
  4. ^ "2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Volume I: Population by County and Sub-County". Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2019.

Coordinates: 0°4′N 34°40′E / 0.067°N 34.667°E / 0.067; 34.667