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Nairobi is the capital of Kenya and located in the Central Highland region at a height of just under 6000 ft above sea level, 500Kms (300 miles) west of the Indian Ocean. It is just 138 kms (90 miles), south of the equator.
It is next to the eastern side of the rift valley. Surrounded by mountains, the Ngong Hills are to the west of the city, Mt Kenya is to the north and Mt Kilimanjaro to the south-east.
The Karura Forest is to the North of Nairobi. The Nairobi River with its tributaries goes through the district of Nairobi.

Dialing code :  

00 254 20   X     ( X is the local number  )

Currency:

Kenyan Shilling KES
The approximate rates of exchange of some of the world currencies are as follows:
1 AED        = 18.12 KES
1 GBP        = 132.4 KES
I USD       =  66.6 KES
1 Euro       = 106 KES

Emergency Numbers in Nairobi

Police                       999, 0735 – 356 506

                             + 254 20 272 4201
                             + 254 20 762 6666 (UNON Security)

Fire                         999
                              + 254 20 762 1311 (UN)

Medical and Ambulance    999
                              + 254 20 374 2531 – Aga Khan Hospital
                              + 254 20 271 4400 – The Nairobi Hospital
                              + 254 20 762 2267 – UN

Tourist Information and Help Desk + 254 20 604 767

Telephone Directory Services   991
National operator                0195    
International Operator          0196

Jomo Kenyatte International Airport    + 254 20 822 111

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