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Mandera County ( so, Degmada Mandheera, sw, Kaunti ya Mandera) is the northeasternmost
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in
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Kenya
. Its capital and largest town is
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 ...
. The county is bordered by
Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a landlocked country A landlocked country is a country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often referred to as the ...

Ethiopia
to the north,
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
to the east and
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to the southwest. According to the 2019 census, the county has a population of 1,200,890 and an area of . The main economic activity in the county is
pastoralism Pastoralism is a form of animal husbandry where domesticated animals known as livestock are released onto large vegetated outdoor lands (pastures) for grazing, historically by nomadic people who moved around with their herds. The species invol ...
, while others include cross-border trade with Ethiopia, artisanal mining, beekeeping and agriculture along the
Dawa River The Dawa River ( so, Webiga Daawa) is found in East Africa, covering an area of, 58,961 km2. It flows through three major countries: Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia, with 81% falling into Ethiopian territory. It is known for its complex geologic ...
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Geography

The county mostly consists of rocky hills, located on a plain that rises from 400m in altitude near El Wak, to 970m near the Ethiopian border. The seasonal
Dawa River The Dawa River ( so, Webiga Daawa) is found in East Africa, covering an area of, 58,961 km2. It flows through three major countries: Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia, with 81% falling into Ethiopian territory. It is known for its complex geologic ...
(also 'Daua River') forms the border between Mandera County and Ethiopia, for about 150 km from the northernmost point of the county up to the . The river's flood plains are used for cultivating crops. Most of the county has a semi-arid climate.


Climatic Conditions

County has a temperature range between 24C – 42C. Rainfall is very low and unreliable with annual average of 91.7mm annually. Long rains normally occur in April and May averaging 69.1mm while short rains in October and November averaging 122mm.


Demographics

The county has a total population of 867,457 of which 434,976 are males, 432,444 females and 37 intersex persons. There are 125,763 household with an average household size of 6.9 persons per household and a population density 33 people per square kilometre.


Population


Administrative and Political Units


Administrative Units

There are 7 sub counties, 22 divisions, 97 locations and 141 sub-locations.


Sub-counties

* Mandera East * Mandera West * Banisa * Mandera North * Lafey * Mandera Central * Kutullo *Arabia *Kiliwehiri


Electoral constituencies

It has 6 constituencies and 30 county assembly wards. *
Mandera West Constituency 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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Banissa Constituency Banissa is a List of constituencies of Kenya, constituency in Kenya. It is one of six constituencies in Mandera County. References

Constituencies in Mandera County {{Kenya-geo-stub ...
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Mandera East ConstituencyMandera East Constituency is an Constituencies of Kenya, electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of six constituencies in Mandera County. The constituency was established for the 1966 elections. The constituency is largely settled by the Murule co ...
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Lafey ConstituencyLafey Constituency is a constituency in Mandera County Mandera County ( so, Mandheera) is a county A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposesChambers Dictionary, L. Brookes (ed.), 2005, Chambers ...
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Mandera South ConstituencyMandera South is a List of constituencies of Kenya, constituency in Mandera County, Kenya. It is one of six constituencies in Mandera County. It's wards are . 1. Elwak North ward County Assembly Ward Description: ward Number 0209, Comprises Bula ...
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Mandera North Constituency Mandera North constituency is represented by Hon Abdi Ali Mohammed as its twelfth parliament MP. His constituents usually call Abdi Nasib for his hardworking nature. Mandera North is a List of constituencies of Kenya, constituency in Kenya. It is ...


Political Leadership

Ibrahim Roba
is the Governor serving his last term in office after being elected twice 2013, 2017 and his deputy is Mohamed Ahmed
Mahamud Mohamed M
is the Senator and he replaced
Billow Kerow Billow Kerrow (born 1958, Rhamu Rhamu is a town in the Mandera County of Kenya. It sits across the Dawa River from the town of Sathe, in Ethiopia, at the international border between the two countries. Location Rhamu is located in extreme northea ...
who was the first elected senator
Amina Gedow
is the second elected women representative won against the Fathia Mahbuub who was the first women representative for the county. For Mandera County, the County Executive Committee comprises:- Source


Members of Parliament 2017-2022 (Mandera County)

# Hon Omar Mohamed - omar salla of EFP Party Member o.f Parliament Mandera Constituency. # Hon. Hassan, Kulow Maalim of EFP party Member of Parliament West Banisa Constituency. # Hon. Hassan, Omar Mohamed Maalim of EFP Party Member of Parliament
Mandera East ConstituencyMandera East Constituency is an Constituencies of Kenya, electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of six constituencies in Mandera County. The constituency was established for the 1966 elections. The constituency is largely settled by the Murule co ...
. # Hon. Ibrahim, Abdi Mude of EFP Party Member of Parliament
Lafey ConstituencyLafey Constituency is a constituency in Mandera County Mandera County ( so, Mandheera) is a county A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposesChambers Dictionary, L. Brookes (ed.), 2005, Chambers ...
. # Hon. Ali, Adan Haji of Jubilee Party Member of Parliament
Mandera South ConstituencyMandera South is a List of constituencies of Kenya, constituency in Mandera County, Kenya. It is one of six constituencies in Mandera County. It's wards are . 1. Elwak North ward County Assembly Ward Description: ward Number 0209, Comprises Bula ...
. # Hon. Abdullah, Bashir Sheikh of Jubilee Party Member of Parliament
Mandera North Constituency Mandera North constituency is represented by Hon Abdi Ali Mohammed as its twelfth parliament MP. His constituents usually call Abdi Nasib for his hardworking nature. Mandera North is a List of constituencies of Kenya, constituency in Kenya. It is ...
. Members of the County Assembly #
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Health

There is a total of 83 health facilities in the county and 150 health personnel of different cadre. HIV prevalence is at 1.8% below the national 5.3%.


Transport and Communication

The county is covered by 1,884.5 Km of road network. of this 1,390km is covered by earth surface, 494.5km is murram surface. There are 13 cyber cafes, 5 post offices installed letter boxes, 1150 rented letter boxes and 1100 rented letter boxes, 50 vacant letter boxes


Trade and Commerce

There are 32 trading centers, 127 licensed retail traders, 212 licensed hawkers and 10 petrol stations.


County subdivisions

As of 2019, Mandera County is divided into 7 sub-counties:


Electoral constituencies


References


External links

* http://softkenya.com/county/mandera-county/ Mandela County
Map of the District
*http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/VBOL-6UEDLF?OpenDocument *http://www.aridland.go.ke/districts.asp?DistrictID=9 {{Authority control Mandera County, Counties of Kenya Somali-speaking countries and territories