Nyeri (officially known as Nyeri Municipality) is a town situated in the Central Highlands of Kenya, which was the administrative headquarters of the country's former Central Province. Following the dissolution of the former provinces by Kenya's new constitution in 2010, Nyeri is now the largest town in the newly created Nyeri County.
The town is situated about 150 km (a two hour drive) north of Kenya's capital Nairobi, in the country's densely populated and fertile Central Highlands, lying between the eastern base of the Aberdare (Nyandarua) Range, which forms part of the eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the western slopes of Mount Kenya.
Nyeri's Central Business District is small. Its general appearance, owing mostly to lack of sidewalk paving and the basic decoration of its buildings, is dusty and old, though there are some new construction developments and building renovations. While small business activities are vibrant, Nyeri is essentially a government administration town.