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Mtwapa is located in Kenya
Location of Mtwapa
Coordinates: 3°57′00″S 39°44′40″E / 3.95000°S 39.74444°E / -3.95000; 39.74444Coordinates: 3°57′00″S 39°44′40″E / 3.95000°S 39.74444°E / -3.95000; 39.74444
CountyKilifi County
DivisionKikambala Division
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Mtwapa is a small town lying on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. The town is situated approximately 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) north-east of Mombasa on the Mombasa-Malindi road.

"Mtu wa hapa" – in Swahili; this translates to he who lives among us.

Mtwapa is home to a large number of European retirees and holiday-makers from countries such as Germany, Holland and Great Britain. It is also a destination for sex tourism.[1] Mtwapa Creek is a starting point for fishing tours.

The population of Mtwapa[change | change source]

The population growth is shown in the following table.[2]

        Year         Population
1999 18.397
2009 48.426
2019 90.677

Gallery[change | change source]

In popular culture[change | change source]

Part of the events in the story of 2017 "Consummation in Mombasa" (by Andrei Gusev) takes place in Mtwapa. The plot describes the Catholic wedding in Mombasa of the main characters (Russian writer Andy and the girl Jennifer, who was born in Kenya) and then their life in Mtwapa.[3][4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Child sex tourism thriving in Kenya's port city of Mombasa. ABC News. 19 March 2015.
  2. "Kenia: Provinzen, Städte, Gemeinden & Urbane Zentren - Einwohnerzahlen in Karten und Tabellen".
  3. Review of "Consummation in Mombasa" — on the site of public fund "Union of writers of Moscow", 2020 (in Russian)
  4. “Consummation in Mombasa” — in Lady’s Club, 2017 (in Russian)
  5. «Консуммация в Момбасе» by Andrei Gusev, 2017 (in Russian).