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About Nairobi

1,324,570 in city
4,000,000 in metro
684 km² (264 mi²)
1661.18019995 m
Nairobi, a bustling city with an ultra modern skyline. Nairobi is over a mile above sea level; its climate is temperate and not too drastic an adjustment for travelers arriving from colder northern climates. Nairobi is today, one of the most important commercial centers in Africa, and is the largest city between Johannesburg and Cairo. Today, Nairobi has evolved into an international center with a spirit of its own. The city is cosmopolitan with its churches, synagogue, temples and mosques. Nairobi is base to International organizations such as United Nations Environment Program, World Health Organization, multinational businesses and foreign embassies. Nairobi has retained most of its original flavor.

Metro Cities


No. of Buildings

No. Current status
135 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Britam Tower 656 ft 2016
2 UAP Tower 535 ft 2016
3 Times Tower 459 ft 1997
4 Kenyatta International Conference Centre 345 ft 1974
5 Social Security House 337 ft 1973