Located in western Kenya, it borders Lake Victoria to the south west, the Republic of Uganda to the west, north and north east, and the following counties; Bungoma and Kakamega to the east, and Siaya to the south east and south.
The average temperature is 22°C and the rainfall amount ranges between 750mm and 1,800mm per annum.
Key national monument(s)
Kakapel National Monument
Population density: 439 people per km2
National percentage: 1.93 per cent
Annual growth rate: 2.9 per cent
County capital: Busia Town (proposed)
Constituencies: Teso North, Teso South, Nambale, Matayos, Butula, Funyula and Budalang’i
Poverty level: 66 per cent
Age dependency ratio: 100:107
Resources: Arable land, livestock, water, pasture, forests Tourist attractions: Kakapel National Monument, Lake Victoria Viewpoint
Main economic activities/industries: Trade, agriculture, tourism, fishing, commercial businesses.
Agricultural products: Livestock products, maize, cassava, millet, sweet potatoes, beans, rice
Number of institutions (2007): Primary (420), Secondary (90)
Enrollment: Primary 220,101, Secondary 21,794
Tertiary: More than 10 including youth polytechnics, TTCs and several Ccmmercial colleges.
Health facilities: 81 – Four District Hospitals, sub-district hospitals (2), dispensaries (49), health centres (12), medical clinics (10), nursing homes (3) and others (1)
Notable hospitals: Port Victoria, Sio Port, Teso, and Busia Districts Hospitals