in Embu, Kenya

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-0.531 and 37.451 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -0° 31' 52" and E 37° 27' 2"
Currency and Currency Code:
Shilling - KES
Spoken languages:
English, Swahili
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 02:39 AM (Monday)
Timezone: Africa/Nairobi
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:30 am and 6:35 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-8.819 and -140.068 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Kenya in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,1 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Kenya.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Kenya. Last Update: 2024-06-23 08:18:19

Delve into Embu

Embu in Embu with it's 34,922 habitants is located in Kenya about 68 mi (or 109 km) north-east of Nairobi, the country's capital town.

Current time in Embu is now 02:39 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named Africa / Nairobi with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports close to Embu, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Kenya is Nyeri Airport in a distance of 35 mi (or 56 km), West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Kenya is Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest in a distance of 48 mi (or 78 km), North.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Keruguya, Chuka, Murang'a, Nyeri and Meru. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 21°C / 70 °F

Morning Temperature 11°C / 51 °F
Evening Temperature 19°C / 66 °F
Night Temperature 13°C / 55 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 54%
Air Pressure 1016 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (5 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 57% of sky
General Conditions Broken clouds

Monday, 24th of June 2024

20°C (68 °F)
14°C (58 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, broken clouds.

Tuesday, 25th of June 2024

20°C (68 °F)
15°C (58 °F)
Few clouds, gentle breeze.

Wednesday, 26th of June 2024

20°C (68 °F)
15°C (59 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, broken clouds.

Videos from this area

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Embu pool basement Sumodees

Published: November 17, 2014
Length: 28:56 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Djsumo Kenya

DSW, EYAA Youth Center, Embu, Kenya

Published: May 31, 2012
Length: 45:30 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: DSWOnline

Eddie Kimandi speaking from the EYAA Youth Centre in Embu, Kenya. Since 1995, DSW has built a network of over 600 youth clubs for sexual and reproductive health and rights education and AIDS...

Aiuta l'Istituto Salesiano di Embu in Kenya con il crowdfunding e PROPOSIZIONE.COM

Published: March 31, 2014
Length: 50:58 min
Rating: 5 of 5

Aiuta la missione dei Salesiani in Kenya a rinnovare il laboratorio della scuola di Embu con una donazione su PROPOSIZIONE.COM - la piattaforma italiana di crowdfunding.

DSW, EYAA Youth Center, Embu, Kenya

Published: May 31, 2012
Length: 26:04 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: DSWOnline

Kelvin Gitonga speaking from the EYAA Youth Centre in Embu, Kenya. Since 1995, DSW has built a network of over 600 youth clubs for sexual and reproductive health and rights education and...

Rotaract Club of Embu

Published: April 03, 2015
Length: 52:39 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: EmbuRotaract

This is a summary of the club's activities for the Rotaract year 2014/15.


Published: December 21, 2014
Length: 03:11 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Associazione Stefano Mazza

Video di presentazione del viaggio in Kenya dell'Associazione realizzato con il supporto tecnico di Roberto Grano - Karovision. Il video è stato presentato la prima volta al pubblico in ocasione...

Emily Marigu Ireri's Sweet Potatoes - Kiaragana Village Njeru-ri - Kenya

Published: November 09, 2010
Length: 42:32 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agr

Oh how sweet those potatoes can be! Faced with a changing climate, Kenyan farmer Emily Marigu Ireri diversified her crops to drive away hunger and poverty. Instead of only growing maize and...

Thungu Falls

Published: November 07, 2018
Length: 36:41 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Hikemaniak beyond

Just 3km off Meru- Embu Highway. The falls are quite something. They neighbor Nthenge Njeru Falls.


Published: February 28, 2019
Length: 40:20 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: ShadyKenya

Cs Matiangi launces youth Agribusiness strategy 2019-2023.

Places to Visit in Kirinyaga County.

Published: July 18, 2019
Length: 07:53 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Kate shiks

Kirinyaga is such a beautiful county.I visited the Rukenya falls and it was breathtaking.Enjoy the video guys please dont forget to subscribe, leave a comment ...

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Embu, Kenya

Embu is a town located approximately 120 kilometres northeast of Nairobi towards Mount Kenya. Embu serves as the provincial headquarters of Eastern Province in Kenya and is also the district headquarters of Embu District. Located on the southeastern slopes of Mount Kenya, the town of Embu has a population of 41,092.

Located at -0.533333, 37.45 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Embu District, Populated places in Eastern Province (Kenya), Provincial capitals in Kenya

Kangaru High School

Kangaru School is located in the Eastern Province of Kenya in Embu. It was built by the first missionaries that arrived in Kenya during the colonialism in the 1920s. It was rebuilt in 1947 on a Harambee basis. There is a nearby village called Kangaru which is probably where the name comes from. There is a river close to the school, the Kapingazi River, that students called "rivee. " The student population is about 500 with a teaching staff of about 30.

Located at -0.509373, 37.4612 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Embu District, Schools in Kenya, Education in Eastern Province (Kenya)

Embu Airport

Embu Airport is an airport Kenya.

Located at -0.568889, 37.4922 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Kenya, Embu District, Eastern Province (Kenya)

Embu County

Governor-Martin Nyaga Wambora Senator- Lenny Kivuti Women Representative -Rose Mitaru Embu County is a county covering the former administrative district in the old Eastern Province of Kenya of the same name, and the former district of Mbeere. Its capital town is Embu. The county has a population of 278,196 http://treasury. go. ke/cbs. go. ke/pdf/authority. pdf

Located at -0.533333, 37.45 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Embu District, Districts of Kenya

Popular in vicinity

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Kirimari, Embu, امبو، کنیا, ემბუ, Эмба, Эмбу, Ембу, عمبو، کینیا, 恩布