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Mombasa

(Encyclopedia) Mombasa mŏmbă´sə, –bä´sə [key], city (1990 est. pop. 537,000), capital of Coast prov., SE Kenya, mostly on Mombasa island in the Indian Ocean and partly on the mainland…

Kilindini

(Encyclopedia) Kilindini: see Mombasa , Kenya.

Nairobi

(Encyclopedia) Nairobi nīrō´bē [key], city (1996 pop. 3,000,000), capital of Kenya, S Kenya, in the E African highlands. Nairobi is Kenya's largest city and its administrative,…

Kisumu

(Encyclopedia) Kisumu kēso͞o´mo͞o [key], city (1989 est. pop. 185,100), capital of Nyanza prov., SW Kenya, on Kavirondo Gulf (an arm of Lake Victoria). It is the principal lake port of…

Pemba

(Encyclopedia) Pemba pām´bə [key], island (2012 pop. 223,033), c.380 sq mi (980 sq km), NE Tanzania, in the Indian Ocean just off the E African mainland. Pemba is part of the…

Jinja

(Encyclopedia) Jinja jĭn´jə [key], city (2002 pop. 71,213), SE Uganda, on the Victoria Nile River, near Lake Victoria. It is an industrial city and the commercial and processing center…

Emin Pasha

(Encyclopedia) Emin Pasha āmēn´ pä´shä [key], 1840–92, German explorer, whose original name was Eduard Schnitzer. A physician, he served (1876–78) under Gen. Charles Gordon in Sudan as…

Almeida, Francisco de

(Encyclopedia) Almeida, Francisco de frənsēsh´ko͝o dĭ älmā´də [key], c.1450–1510, Portuguese admiral, first viceroy of Portuguese India. He was first sent to India in 1503 as captain…

Kampala

(Encyclopedia) Kampala kämpä´lä [key], city (2002 pop. 1,189,142), capital of Uganda, on Lake Victoria. It is Uganda's largest city and its administrative, communications,…

Kenya Overview

(Encyclopedia) Kenya kĕn´yə, kēn´– [key], officially Republic of Kenya, republic (2015 est. pop. 47,236,000), 224,960 sq mi (582,646 sq km), E Africa. Kenya is bordered by Somalia on…