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 Form 2 History and Government online lessons on urbanization

Modern cities in Africa:Factors influencing the growth of Nairobi.

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Modern cities in Africa.
Nairobi.
- Nairobi developed as a depot and camp for the railway workers during the construction of the kenya-Uganda railway
Factors influencing the growth of Nairobi.
(a) Excellent location in an area almost midway between Mombasa and Lake Victoria.
(b) There was adequate supply of water.
(c) The land was suitable for construction of workshops as it was flat.
(d) The climate was suitable for Europeans. Cool temperatures at an altitude of 1700m.
(e) It was surrounded by a fertile countryside producing adequate foods.
(f) Transfer of the seat of the colonial government in 1907.


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