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The name is derived from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyorobi, which means “place of cool waters,” a reference to the Nairobi River, which runs through the city.
In the 2019 census, the city proper had a population of 4,397,073, while the metropolitan area had a population of 9,354,580.
The city is also known as the Green City in the Sun.
Nairobi was founded in 1899 by British East African colonial authorities as a rail depot on the Uganda – Kenya Railway.
The town quickly grew to replace Mombasa as Kenya’s capital in 1907.
Following Kenya’s independence in 1963, Nairobi became the country’s capital.
During the colonial period in Kenya, the city became a hub for the colony’s coffee, tea, and sisal industries.  The city is located in Kenya’s south central region, at an elevation of 1,795 meters (5,889 ft).
According to the 2019 census, 4,397,073 people lived within 696 km2 of Nairobi’s administrative area (269 sq mi).
Nairobi is home to thousands of Kenyan businesses as well as over 100 major international companies and organizations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON).
Nairobi is a well-established business and cultural center.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is one of Africa’s largest and the continent’s second-oldest exchange.
It is Africa’s fourth-largest exchange in terms of trading volume, with a daily capacity of 10 million trades. There is also the Nairobi National Park, which has a large game reserve.
The Nairobi Metropolitan Service is currently in charge of Nairobi.
In 2016, Nairobi became a member of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities.
Nairobi had 24,000 residents in 1921, with 12,000 being native Africans. Native African communities in Nairobi grew over the next decade, and they began to constitute a majority for the first time.
This expansion caused planning issues, which Thorntorn White and his planning team dubbed the “Nairobi Problem.”
On his way to Mount Kenya in February 1926, colonial officer Eric Dutton passed through Nairobi and said of the city