Location: Located In the southern part of Eastern province and borders four counties with Kitui to the east, Taita Taveta to the south, Kajiado to the west and Machakos to the north.
Area (Km 2): 8008.8 Km 2
Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from minimum of between 12°C to a maximum of 28°C. Rainfall ranges from 150mm to 650 mm per annum typical of ASALs in Kenya.
Population: 884,527 (Male - 49 %, Female - 51 %)
Population Density: 110.4 people per Km 2
National Percentage: 2.29 %
Annual Growth Rate: 2.8 % (2009)
Age Distribution: 0-14 years (43.7 %), 15-64 years (51.1 %), 65+ years (5.2%)
Number of Households: 186,478
County Capital: Wote (proposed)
Number of Constituencies (2010): 5 (Kaiti, Kibwezi, Kilome, Makueni and Mbooni)
Registered Voters: 303,014
Highest: 71% (2007 Elections)
Lowest: 55% (2002 Elections)
National percentage: 2.40 %
Number of Districts (2009): 7 (Makueni, Mukaa, Mbooni East, Mbooni West, Kilungu, Nzaui, Kibwezi, Kathonzweni)
Number of Local Authorities (2010): 3 (Town Council of Wote, Town Council of Mtito Andei and County Councll of Makueni)
Poverty Level: Urban (34 %), Rural (67 %) of population live below poverty line.
Age Dependency Ratio: 100:109
Resources: Forests, wildlife, minerals, building sand, water (rivers), pasture and land.
Tourist Attractions: Kyulu Hills, History of AIC Church In Nzaui District, Irrigation in Kibwezi.
Financial Services: 3 Commercial bank branches, 4 Micro-Finance Institutions, 1 Village Bank
Main Economic Activities/Industries: Subsistence agriculture, beekeeping, small-scale trade, dairy farming and limited coffee growing, Eco-tourism, Commercial Businesses
Agricultural products: Fruits - Mangoes, pawpaws, water melons; maize, cow peas, beans, pigeon peas and lentils, livestock keeping, dairy farming.
CRA Allocation: 2,749,105,759
Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (901), Secondary (253)
Primary: Total Enrolment (293,803)
Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:39.7 (Public Schools)
Secondary: Total Enrolment (19,857) Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:19.5 (Public Schools)
Tertiary: Polytechnics and Colleges (38)
Adult Literacy Classes: Total Enrolment (231)
Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:119,879
Infant Mortality Rates: 46/1000 Live births
Under Five Mortality Rates: 84/1000
Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory Infections, HIV/Aids.
It is at the forefront of mango production
Home to the longest lava tube in the world (in Chyulu Hills National Park)
- Lack of enough water conservation and resources to develop the tourism industry
Lack of resources to develop the tourism industry