Meru - City of Kenya
Meru is a town in the Eastern part of Kenya. Meru town is headquarters of the Meru Central District in Eastern Province. Meru forms a munipical council with a population of 42,677.
KENYA National Animal : Cheetah ,Elephant
Meru is located on the Kathita River, on the northeast slopes of Mount Kenya. It is situated about five miles north of the equator, at approximately 5,000 feet altitude, in an area of mixed forest and clearings, small towns, villages, and rural farms. and is mainly populated by people of the Meru Tribe.
Meru Town is a business, agricultural and educational center for the northeast of Kenya. It has banks and hotels, markets and transportation terminals. Coffee, tea, timber, cattle, dairy products, "french" beans and many other products are produced in Meru District. In addition there are primary and secondary schools, including the Meru High School and Kaaga Girls School, two leading Kenyan secondary educational institutions.
Emory University has a partnership with the Meru High School to share computers, books, and science equipment in memory of George Brumley. There are also technical schools, the Meru Technical Institute and the Meru College of Technology being the major ones. In addition, there are teacher training colleges and the recently developed Kenya Methodist University at Meru, known as KEMU.
Meru is the prime Miraa growing area in Kenya. Many farmers prefer miraa since it is financially lucrative to produce.
The Meru National Museum lies in the town.