KILIFI COUNTY







Kilifi County is a county of Kenyan coastsl region
. It was formed in 2010 as a result of a merger of Kilifi District and Malindi District.
Its capital is Kilifi and its largest town is Malindi.
The county has a population of 1,453,787. It covers an area of 12,245.90 km2 (4,728.17 sq mi).
The county is located north and northeast of Mombasa. Kilifi has fewer tourists than Mombasa County, but there are some tourists beaches in Kikambala, Watamu, Malindi and Kilifi.
Tourism
Tourism and fishing in Kilifi are major economic activities due to its proximity to the Indian Ocean. The county has some of the best beaches and popular resorts and hotels. Other attractions include historical sites such as the Mnarani ruins that date back to between the fourteenth and seventeenth century.

Trade and Commerce


The county has a strong industrial sector with the Mabati Rolling Mill and the Athi River Cement Factory contributing heavily to the region's economy both in employment provision and income generation.
Agriculture
Opportunities exist in agriculture, particularly dairy and crop farming thanks to fertile soils and a good weather pattern. The Kilifi County Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries is Mwalimu Menza. The county had a successful cashew nut milling industry and opportunities exist in its revival.