El Wak, Kenya
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El Wak, also Elwak is a town in
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
, on the International border with
Somalia Somalia,, Osmanya script: 𐒈𐒝𐒑𐒛𐒐𐒘𐒕𐒖; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of SomaliaThe ''Federal Republic of Somalia'' is the country's name per Article 1 of thProvisional Constitutio ...

Somalia
.


Location

The town is located in
Mandera County Mandera County ( so, Degmada Mandheera, sw, Kaunti ya Mandera) is the northeasternmost county A county is a geographical region In geography, regions are areas that are broadly divided by physical characteristics (physical geography), ...
, in extreme northeastern Kenya, approximately , by road, northeast of
Wajir Wajir ( so, Wajeer) is the capital of the Wajir County Wajir County ( so, Gabolka Wajeer) is a county A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposesChambers Dictionary, L. Brookes (ed.), 2005, C ...
, the nearest large town. El Wak, Kenya is approximately , by road southwest of the town of
Mandera 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 borde ...
, where the county headquarters are located. The coordinates of the town are: 2°48'10.0"N, 40°55'39.0"E (Latitude:2.802771; Longitude:40.927510).


Overview

The town, which lies approximately halfway between Wajir and Mandera, is the southern end of the proposed
Elwak–Mandera Road The Elwak–Mandera Road, is a rural road in Kenya. The road links Elwak, to the town of Mandera Mandera ( so, Mandheera) is the capital of Mandera County Mandera County ( so, Degmada Mandheera, sw, Kaunti ya Mandera) is the northeastern ...
. Directly across the border from El Wak is the neighborhood in Somalia called ''Bur Ache'', in the greater El Wak, Somalia area. The town has a new airstrip Elwak Airport, opened in February 2016.


See also

*
List of roads in Kenya The following is a list of national roads in Kenya, under the jurisdiction of the Kenya National Highway Authority, Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA). KenHa classifies International Trunk Roads as Class ‘A’ and National Trunk Roads as Cl ...


References


External links


Website of Kenya National Highways Authority The Road to El Wak, Mandera
{{coord, 02, 48, 10, N, 40, 55, 39, E, region:KE_type:city, display=title Populated places in Mandera County Kenya–Somalia border crossings Divided cities