Migori County is a county in the former Nyanza Province of southwestern Kenya. Migori County is located in western Kenya and borders Homa Bay County (North), Kisii County (North E), Narok (South East), Tanzania (West and South) and Lake Victoria to the West. The county also borders Uganda via Migingo Island in Lake Victoria. The capital is Migori town, which is also its largest town. The population of Migori County according to the 2009 population census was 917,170. Migori County is located in the sugar belt wetlands of Western Kenya and is mostly at the heart of the African tropics. However, the county enjoys a pleasant climate because of high altitude and the breeze from Lake Victoria.
Demographically, Migori County is the most diverse region of Nyanza after Kisumu. The inhabitants include Suba people, Joluo, Abakuria, Abagusii, Abaluhya, Somalis, Indians, Arabs, and Nubians.
The county is important to Kenya because of the significance of Isebania border post to the East African economy, the A-1 Kenya-Tanzania cuts the county in half, the place of SONY Sugar Company in the lives of over one hundred thousand households in Kenya, the influential role of Lake Victoria on food sustainability of Western region of Kenya, and its sizable meat industry courtesy of the ranches in Kuria land and Suna West.
Migori town serves as an important link between Kenya and Tanzania and the second most viable commercial centre in Luo-Nyanza after Kisumu. Other major towns in Migori county include Kehancha, Rongo, Awendo and Isebania in Kuria District.
Migori Town (-1.0634,34.4731) is 368 kilometers from Nairobi. Migori town is bordered by hills.
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Water bodies in the county include the Kuja and Migori rivers, and Lake Victoria.
The main economic activities include agriculture, fishing, manufacturing and mining. There is some small scale gold mining carried out in the county.
The county also sees some limited commercial activity, mainly small and micro-enterprises in the Jua Kali sector. These include auto mechanics, furniture works, tailoring, welding, trade and agriculture.
Agricultural activity is carried out in areas such as Ngege, Oyani and Anjego. There is a national cereals board depot in Migori Town.
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