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Kibera (Nubian: Forest or Jungle) is a neighbourhood and division of Nairobi, Kenya. It is the largest of Nairobi's slums, and the second largest urban slum in Africa, with a population estimated at between 600,000 and 1.5 million inhabitants, depending on the season. It is a little smaller than Central Park in New York City, but is home to more than a million people -- most of whom lack electricity and running water. The slum is located roughly 5 kilometres (3 miles) southwest of the city centre of Nairobi. Encompassing an area of 2.5 square kilometres (0.965 square miles), Kibera accounts for less than 1% of Nairobi's total area, but holds more than a quarter of its population, at an estimated density of 2000 persons per hectare (1250 per acre). The neighbourhood is divided into a number of villages, including Kianda, Soweto, Gatwekera, Kisumu Ndogo, Lindi, Laini Saba, Siranga/Undugu, Makina and Mashimoni. Kibera originated as a settlement in the forests outside Nairobi, when Nubian...
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