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|Summary and Quick Quiz|
Nyandarua County is a County in the former Central Province of Kenya.
Its capital and largest town is Ol Kalou. Formerly the capital was Nyahururu, which is now part of the Laikipia County.
Nyandarua County has population of 596, 268 and an area of 3, 304 km².
The county is located on the northwestern part of the old Central Province and contains the Aberdare Ranges.
Types of natural vegetation
Importance of the vegetation
Areas of high population density
Traditional way of life of the people
Songs and dances
Traditional medical practices
Naming defers from time to time.
Children born during harvest had different names with children born during the dry times.
The surname was from the father or the grandfather family.
They had elders in the village who was responsible for this process.
Mambura ma irua meaning male circumcision.
Traditionally, there was a circumcision ceremony for boys and girls by age grades of about five year periods.
All of the men in that circumcision group would take an age grade name.
This was celebrated with songs and dance. Boys and girls dressed up with feathers and animal skin for the performance. Sacrifice was offered as a way to say thank you to the gods for the good harvest.
Traditional songs and dances performed at weddings and initiations. Songs are also performed to express simple love and courting songs. Songs are sung when hunting and when going to work in the fields.
Main cash crops and food crops grown
Areas where the cash crops are grown
Types of livestock kept
Local breeds and dairy
Areas where fishing is practiced
The major forests
The Aberdare Range (formerly the Sattima Range, Kikuyu: Nyandarua) is a 160 km long mountain range of upland, north of Kenya's capital Nairobi with an average elevation of 3,500 meters (11,480 Ft ).
It is located in Nyandarua County, west central Kenya, northeast of Naivasha and Gilgil and just south of the Equator.
The types of wildlife
The park is also home to over 240 species of birds including
Game parks and reserves
Tourist attractions in Nyandarua County include
Traditional industries and the products.
Major trading centers