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Mandera ( so, Mandheera) is the capital of
Mandera County Mandera County ( so, Degmada Mandheera, sw, Kaunti ya Mandera) is the northeasternmost counties of Kenya, 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 C ...
in the former North Eastern Province of
Kenya ) , national_anthem = "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu" (, ) is the national anthem of Kenya. History "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu"'s lyrics were originally written in Swahili language, Kiswahili, the national language of Kenya ...

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. It is situated at around , near the borders with
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and
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Ethiopia
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Districts

Mandera is the capital of the
Mandera District Mandera County ( so, Mandheera) is a counties of Kenya, county in the former North Eastern Province (Kenya), North Eastern Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Mandera. The county is bordered by Ethiopia to the north, by Somalia t ...
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/ref> As a whole, it used to constitute one district in previous administrations, which is now divided into six sub-counties and Constituencies; namely, #
Mandera East Mandera ( so, Mandheera) is the capital of Mandera County in the former North Eastern Province, Kenya, North Eastern Province of Kenya. It is situated at around , near the borders with Somalia and Ethiopia. Districts Mandera is the capital of the ...
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Mandera Central Mandera ( so, Mandheera) is the capital of Mandera County in the former North Eastern Province, Kenya, North Eastern Province of Kenya. It is situated at around , near the borders with Somalia and Ethiopia. Districts Mandera is the capital of the ...
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Mandera West Mandera West Constituency is an Constituencies of Kenya, electoral constituency in Kenya that was established for the 1966 elections. It is one of six constituencies in Mandera County. It has five wards, all electing councillors to the Mandera Count ...
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Mandera North Mandera ( so, Mandheera) is the capital of Mandera County in the former North Eastern Province, Kenya, North Eastern Province of Kenya. It is situated at around , near the borders with Somalia and Ethiopia. Districts Mandera is the capital of the ...
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Banissa Banissa (also spelled 'Banisa') is a town in Kenya's Mandera County. The headquarters of Banissa sub-county are located in the town. References

Populated places in Mandera County {{northEasternKE-geo-stub ...
#Elwak #Lafey The county occupies an area of 26,744 km2. Among the notable incident of Mandera history was the
Rhamu Incident The Rhamu Incident, on the 29 June 1977, was a brief armed conflict between Kenya and Somalia, in which the latter invaded the Northern Frontier District on the eve of the Ogaden War. A force of 1500 Somali people, Somali soldiers attacked a border ...
of the 1977 in which
Somali Somali refers to an East African tribe (ethnic group) native to Somalia Somalia,; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, D ...

Somali
military invaded
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Ethiopia
n defences from the
Kenya ) , national_anthem = "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu" (, ) is the national anthem of Kenya. History "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu"'s lyrics were originally written in Swahili language, Kiswahili, the national language of Kenya ...

Kenya
n side in which a force of 1500 Somali soldiers attacked a border post, and killed 30 Kenyan police officers and soldiers. The Somali army successfully crossed into the Sidamo Region of Ethiopia in the so called
Ogaden War The Ogaden War, or the Ethio-Somali War (), was a military conflict fought between Somalia Somalia,, Osmanya script: 𐒈𐒝𐒑𐒛𐒐𐒘𐒕𐒖; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of SomaliaThe ''F ...
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Demographics

Most of Mandera's inhabitants are ethnic Somali. Economic mainstay largely remains livestock trade.


Climate

Mandera's climate is categorized as arid under the
Köppen climate classification The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification Climate classification is a way of categorizing the world's s. A climate classification may correlate closely with a category, as climate is a major infl ...
. Temperatures tend to be hot throughout the year. Daily temperatures are typically above , while at night, they can fall to . Precipitation is extremely low, with the area receiving a minimal amount of rain. Droughts are not unusual, often resulting in significant loss of livestock in rural areas where pastoralism is common.


See also

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Mandera triangle The Mandera triangle is a geographical region in East Africa, Eastern Africa where the sovereign state, countries of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia meet. The tri-border region is centered on the city of Mandera in Mandera County and corresponds with t ...
for the border region disputed between Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, centered on the city of Mandera


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Districts of Kenya
{{First and second-level administrative divisions of Kenya Populated places in Mandera County County capitals in Kenya