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Title:Physical Resources and Infrastructure
Author:Foeken, D.
Book title:Kenya Coast Handbook: Culture, resources and development in the East African littoral
Editors:Hoorweg, J.
Foeken, D.
Obudho, R.A.
City of publisher:Hamburg
Publisher:Lit Verlag
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:Resources - physical
Soil - fertility
Zone - agroecological
Resources - natural
Abstract:This chapter describes the main physical characteristics as well as the main physical and social infrastructure features of Kenya's coastal region. Physical resources include relief, soils, rainfall, agro-ecological zones and natural resources. Aspects of the physical infrastructure discussed are the hierarchy of centres and the communication networks (railway lines, roads, water facilities, etc.). The social infrastructure includes health and educational facilities. The general conclusion is that except for its touristic resources such as the game parks, the coral reefs and the beaches, the coastal region is in most respects poorly endowed and poorly developed. (Source: Author Abstract).