Sikh Temple, Nyeri

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Nyeri is a town in situated in the Central Highlands of Kenya, which was the administrative headquarters of the country's former Central Province now part of Nyeri County. The town is situated about 150 km (a two-hour drive) north of Kenya's capital Nairobi, in the country's densely populated and fertile Central Highlands, lying between the eastern base of the Aberdare (Nyandarua) Range, which forms part of the eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the western slopes of Mount Kenya.

The town's population according to the 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census was 125,357. Nyeri's Town Centre is small. Its general appearance, owing mostly to a lack of footpath paving and the basic decoration of its buildings, is dusty and old, though there are some new construction developments and building renovations. While small business activities are vibrant, Nyeri is essentially a government administration town. The town has a relatively low cost of living in comparison to Nairobi and other major towns in Kenya. Located in Kenya's fertile highlands, food and water[4] are plentiful and relatively cheap.

Nyeri is the burial place of Lieutenant-General Lord Baden-Powell, a commander in the Boer War and the founder of the Scouting Movement, who once wrote "the nearer to Nyeri the nearer to bliss". He and his wife, Olave, Lady Baden-Powell, G.B.E., are buried in the town cemetery.


Gurdwara Name: Sikh Temple
Street Address: P. O. Box 233
City: Nyeri
State/Province: Nyeri
Zip/postal code:
Country: Kenya
Phone: 233-2011

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