Famously known as the Green City Under The Sun, Africa’s Silicon Savannah and informally as Nai, Africa’s 14th largest city and Kenya’s capital, Nairobi is the host city of the 2017 Sub Saharan International Model United Nations (SAIMUN 2017).
Straddling the edge of expansive savannah grasslands to its East and South and the Central Highlands to the North and West, the city pays homage to its rich biodiversity by having Nairobi National Park, the world’s only national park within city limits.
Home to 3 million inhabitants, the city is the region’s communication, transport and diplomatic hub.
FACTS ABOUT NAIROBI
Founded: 1899; Incorporated: 1903 Location: 500 km (300 mi) west of the Indian Ocean in Kenya’s Central Highlands Flag: Field divided into yellow and green quarters, with center circle featuring blue and white waves. Motto: City in the Sun Flower: Glorisa Superba (Kenya) Time Zone: 3:00 pm Universal Coordinated Time (UCT-3) = noon Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) Ethnic Composition: Kenyan African groups—Kikuyu, Luo, Luhyia, Kalenjin, Kisii, and Kamba; Asians (people who trace their origins to India and Pakistan), Europeans, and Somalis Elevation: 1,680 meters (5,512 feet) Latitude and Longitude: 1 ° 16’S, 36 ° 48’E Climate: Tropical highland with sunny days, mild daily temperatures, and cool nights Annual Mean Temperature: September to April maximum average daytime temperature 24 ° C (75 ° F) and minimum average nighttime temperature 13 ° C (55.4 ° F); May to August maximum average daytime temperature 21 ° C (70 ° F) and minimum average nighttime temperature 11 ° C (51.8 ° F) Seasonal Average Rain: Heavy rains March to May; lighter rains November to December Government: Devolved County Government Weights and Measures: Metric system Monetary Units: Kenyan Shilling Telephone Area Codes : 254 (Kenya country code); 2 (Nairobi city code)