Nairobi, city is the capital of Kenya. It is located in the south-focal piece of the country, in the high countries at a height of around 5,500 feet (1,680 meters). The city lies 300 miles (480 km) northwest of Mombasa, Kenya's significant port on the Indian Ocean.
The city started in the last part of the 1890s as a pilgrim rail route settlement, taking its name from water opening referred to the Maasai individuals as Enkare Nairobi ("Cold Water"). At the point when the railhead showed up there in 1899, the British provincial capital of Ukamba territory was moved from Machakos to the site, and in 1905 Nairobi turned into the capital of the British East Africa Protectorate. From around 1900 ahead, when a little Indian market was set up in Nairobi, the city was likewise an exchanging focus.
As a legislative focus, Nairobi along these lines pulled in a surge of transients from country Kenya that made it probably the biggest city in tropical Africa. It was announced a district in 1919 and was allowed city status in 1954. At the point when Kenya acquired autonomy in 1963, Nairobi stayed the capital. The new country's constitution extended the city's metropolitan region; the broadened district is an autonomous unit controlled by the Nairobi City Council.
Among the city's design milestones are the Kenyatta International Conference Center, the Parliament Building and city lobby, the law courts, the Roman Catholic house of prayer, and the Jamia Mosque. There is likewise a very much arranged business place.
Nairobi is home to a few instructive foundations, including the University of Nairobi (established in 1956 as the Royal Technical College of East Africa), Kenyatta University College (established in 1972 as a constituent piece of the University of Nairobi), Kenya Polytechnic University College (1961), and Kenya Institute of Administration (1961).
Different foundations incorporate the Kenya National Archives, the National Museum of Kenya (characteristic history), the McMillan Memorial Library, and the Kenya National Theater. Nairobi National Park, an enormous save for various warm-blooded creatures, reptiles, and birds, is a mainstream vacation destination. All these facts just proves Kenya is its own personal historical monument.
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