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Description : Nairobi map showing tourist places, hotels, airports, railway lines, roads, shopping centers, etc. Disclaimer
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Nairobi City is the capital of Kenya. The city was founded as a railway camp in 1899.
The city derived its name from a water hole named Ewaso Nyirobi, which means "cool waters". In 1901, it was the capital of the British protectorate. It became the capital of British East Africa Protectorate in 1905 replacing Mombasa. The city, which developed under the British rule, was declared as a municipality in 1919. Kenyan became independent in 1963 and Nairobi City was chosen as the capital of the new republic. The city flourished rapidly after independence and has also become the capital of the administrative area of Nairobi City.

Area & Location :  Lies on the Nairobi City River in the south of the nation, Nairobi City is located at 1°16' Latitude South and 36°48' Longitude East. The city occupies a total area of 684 sq. km fully covered by land. Sits 1660m above sea level, the city is located between the cities of Kampala and Mombasa. Around 2,500,000 reside in the city.

Tourist Attractions :  Though the city does not have much attractive places, tourists who are interested to know its history from its museums reach here.

Transportation :  Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the largest airport in the region, Eastleigh Airport and Wilson Airport serve the city. Minibuses, trains and cars are the public transport facilities in the city.

Hotels : The famous hotels in Nairobi City that offer various amenities to its customers are the Panari Hotel, the Hilton, Intercontinental Hotel, Safari Park, the Grand Regency and the Norfolk Hotel, the oldest continuously operating hotel in the city. The other hotels in the city aimed at tourists are Nairobi City Serena Hotel, The Sarova Stanley, Fairview Hotel, Norfolk Hotel Nairobi City, InterContinental Nairobi City and Sportsview Hotel.

Places of Attraction : The major tourist attractions in the city include Nairobi City National Park, Kenya National Museum, Karen Blixen Museum, National Archives, Nairobi City Arboretum, Bomas of Kenya -a tourist village, The Giraffe Center that is meant to protect endangered giraffe and safari park -a zoo-like commercial tourist attraction.