North Eastern Province, Kenya
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Garissa is a city in the North Eastern Province of Kenya. It is the capital of both the province and Garissa District.
Garissa has a population of 65,881 inhabitants (1999 census). The Tana River flows through the city.
Most of the town's inhabitants are ethnic Somalis and pastoralists. These are further sub-divided into clans, with the Ogaden sub-clan of the Somali Darod especially well-represented. There are also a small number of other minority ethnic groups, commonly referred to as corner tribes.
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