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and largest city of Kenya
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. The city and its surrounding area also forms the Nairobi County. The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai
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phrase Enkare Nyirobi, which translates to "the place of cool waters". However, it is popularly known as the "Green City in the Sun" and is surrounded by several expanding villa suburbs. The people of Nairobi are known as Nairobians.
Founded in 1899 as a simple rail depot on the railway linking Mombasa
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, the town quickly grew to become the capital of British East Africa in 1907 and eventually the capital of a free Kenyan republic in 1963.