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Witu, Kenya

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Witu[1] is a small market town in the Lamu County of Kenya, East Africa Formerly it was the capital of the Witu Sultanate


  • 1 Location
  • 2 Population
  • 3 Wituland
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References


It is 5 kilometres 31 mi west of the Witu Forest It is on the Garsen–Witu–Lamu Highway C-112 between Mkunumbi, 33 kilometres 205 mi to the east, and Garsen, 44 kilometres 273 mi to the west A secondary road leads 21 kilometres 130 mi south to Kipini on the coast[2] The coordinates of Witu, Kenya are: 2°23'200"S, 40°26'160"E Latitude:-2388897; Longitude:40437769[3] The average elevation of the town is about 22 metres 72 ft[4]


As of September 2013, the population of the town was estimated at 5,380[5]


Main article: Wituland

Witu was the centre of an inland empire of approximately 3,000 square kilometres 1,200 sq mi It was inhabited by slaves fleeing the Zanzibar slave trade, and was thus a target of attacks from the Sultanate of Zanzibar, circa 1850

See also

  • List of roads in Kenya


  1. ^ Witu Approved at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ Trillo, Richard 2010 The Rough Guide to Kenya London: Penguin pp 474–475 ISBN 978-1-84836-973-3mw-parser-output citecitationmw-parser-output citation qmw-parser-output id-lock-free a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-free amw-parser-output id-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output id-lock-registration a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-registration amw-parser-output id-lock-subscription a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-subscription amw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registrationmw-parser-output cs1-subscription span,mw-parser-output cs1-registration spanmw-parser-output cs1-ws-icon amw-parser-output codecs1-codemw-parser-output cs1-hidden-errormw-parser-output cs1-visible-errormw-parser-output cs1-maintmw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registration,mw-parser-output cs1-formatmw-parser-output cs1-kern-left,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-leftmw-parser-output cs1-kern-right,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-rightmw-parser-output citation mw-selflink
  3. ^ Google 9 April 2016 "Location of Witu, Lamu County, Kenya" Map Google Maps Google Retrieved 9 April 2016
  4. ^ FMN 9 April 2016 "Elevation of Witu, Kenya" Floodmapnet FMN Retrieved 9 April 2016
  5. ^ MBC 6 September 2013 "Population of Witu, Kenya" Mongabaycom MBC Retrieved 9 April 2016

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