Timboroa Town Guide
History of Timboroa Town
It acquired its name from Kalenjin word Tim-boroowon which literally means a forest full of long ropes, which is truly the case since Timboroa has a thick bamboo forest with natural trees straddled with climbers.
Timboroa Town Climate and Geography
Timboroa (also Timbaroa and Tomborou) is a town in Baringo County, Kenya. It is located near the border with Uasin-Gishu County with the boundary being the most northwesterly point of Timboroa Forest leading on to Tinderet Forest in a westerly direction.
Timboroa is very notable in Kenya because it lies along the Equator Line. The area is mainly covered with Bamboo Grasses making the area to have very beautiful scenery. Other small townships located in the Timboroa area are Haloti (Corruption from English Hill Tea), Members, Equator, Makutano, Mlango Moja through to Mlango Tano. The region boasts of great athletes both male and female main example is Barmasai.
The climate in Timboroa is warm and temperate. Timboroa is a city with a significant rainfall. Even in the driest month there is a lot of rain. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Cfb. The temperature here has an averages of 13.3 °C. About 1297 mm of precipitation falls annually.
Economic Activities in Timboroa Town
It is a very rich agricultural area known for potato farming in Kenya and one can see women selling potatoes at the road side. The place is famous for potatoes such as ‘shangee’ Nyanyo and many more. It is also a pyrethrum farming area with many farmers rearing the renowned merino sheep.
Education Institutions in Timboroa Town
Timboroa Secondary School
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