|Formed||March 4, 2013|
|Capital and largest town||Wajir|
|• Governor||Ahmed Ali Muktar |
|• Total||55,840.6 km2 (21,560.2 sq mi)|
|• Density||14/km2 (36/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
Wajir County (Somali: Degmada Wajeer, Swahili: Kaunti ya Wajir) is a county in the former North Eastern Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Wajir. The county has a population of 720,000 and an area of 55,840.6 km2 (21,560.2 sq mi). The county is bordered to the north by Ethiopia, to the northeast by Mandera County, to the east by Somalia, to the south by Garissa County, to the west by Isiolo County and to the northwest by Marsabit County. The county has six constituencies: eldas, Tarbaj, Wajir North, Wajir West, Wajir East, and Wajir South.
The county consists of a featureless plain that rises from around 150 metres (492 ft) above sea level in the south and east to 400 metres (1312 ft) in the north. The area is prone to seasonal flooding as well as seasonal swamps. Wajir county has a semi-arid climate with annual rainfall of around 240 mm (9.44 in).
|Urban Centre||2009 Population|
As of 2019, Wajir County is divided into 7 sub-counties:
|Sub-county||Population||Land area (Sq. km)||Pop. density|
Wajir County is divided into fourteen administrative divisions:
|Division||Population*||Pop. density*||Area (km2)||Headquarters|
|* 1999 census|