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Ten Interesting Facts About Kenya

1. Kenya is roughly the same size of Texas at 362,040 square miles.

2. After coffee, Kenya’s biggest income generator is tourism.

3. For the Kenyans, however, coffee is considered an export product, not something for local consumption. The local favorites are tea and beer.

4. Kenyans usually drink their beverages hot or at room temperature. Hot beer, anyone?

5. Some of the oldest known paleontological records of man’s history have been found in Kenya.

6. Kenya’s Great Rift Valley was formed around 20 million years ago, when the crust of the Earth was split.

7. Most Kenyans are either very poor or very rich. Very few can be classified as middle class.

8. Before marriage Kenyans still pay a dowry to the bride’s family, which starts at 10 cows.

9. The men of Kenya are allowed to have more than one wife.

10. Kenyan environmentalist Professor Maathai won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. She was the first African woman to do so.