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Old Town
Entering Old Town
Entering Old Town
Old Town is located in Kenya
Old Town
Old Town
Old Town
Coordinates: 4°3′32″S 39°40′35″E / 4.05889°S 39.67639°E / -4.05889; 39.67639Coordinates: 4°3′32″S 39°40′35″E / 4.05889°S 39.67639°E / -4.05889; 39.67639
Country  Kenya
County Mombasa County
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Old Town in 1572

Old Town is an area of Mombasa, Kenya. Situated on the south-east side of Mombasa Island, the Old Town covers an area of 72 hectares (180 acres), and is inhabited by a mix of local, Arab, Asian, Portuguese and British settlers.[1]

In 1997, the Old Town and Fort Jesus were submitted by the National Museums of Kenya for selection in UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

The area is located to the east of Mombasa Island, adjacent to Tudor Creek.

Architecture[edit]

Buildings in the Old Town are influenced by Mombasa's trade culture, with many examples of Portuguese and Islamic architecture.[3][4]

Attractions[edit]

Fort Jesus[edit]

Main article: Fort Jesus

The Portuguese Fort Jesus is located in the Old Town, and is Mombasa's most popular tourist attraction.[5]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • MombasaInfo (2009a), Old Town, MombasaInfo, retrieved 4 April 2009 
  • MombasaInfo (2009b), Fort Jesus, MombasaInfo, retrieved 4 April 2009 
  • Planetware (2011), The Old Town Description, Richmond Hill, Ontario: PlanetWare, inc., retrieved 24 January 2011 
  • UNESCO (2011a), "Mombasa Old Town", World Heritage Convention (United Nations: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), retrieved 24 January 2011 
  • UNESCO (2011b), "Fort Jesus", World Heritage Convention (United Nations: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), retrieved 24 January 2011 



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Tue, 26 May 2015 14:00:00 -0700

The suspect is believed to be a native of Lamu and police claim he also sells mangoes in Tana River County and is a regular worshipper at Mlango wa Papa Mosque in Mombasa's Old Town. Reports indicate the mosque's committee had barred him from ...
 
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Fri, 08 May 2015 05:46:02 -0700

Coastweek-- Hope you are all enjoying the Mayday holiday. I am starting with a very happy piece of news, NEWSLETTER NOTES FROM THE FRIENDS OF FORT JESUS. Our past FFJ active council member and keen bird walker Alka Rao, has been given an ...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:00:00 -0700

Kenya's coastal tourism fraternity is reeling from news that last evening, around 1730 hours East African time, a German female tourist was shot dead in the old town of Mombasa, while her companion was injured and taken to a local hospital for ...
 
Coastweek
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 06:30:00 -0700

Taibali Hamzali, our Vice-Chairman, architect and resident of the Old Town, took Mr Marete on a tour and showed him all the examples of wanton destruction and the development of new structures which do not accede to the tenets of Mombasa Old Town ...
 
The Star
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 04:20:51 -0700

IMAMS at Masjid Mlango wa Papa in Mombasa's Old Town area yesterday denied claims that they have established links with terror groups in the region. Khalid Mohammed Ali, a preacher at the mosque, refuted reports by government spy agency, the ...

Capital FM Kenya (press release) (subscription) (blog)

Capital FM Kenya (press release) (subscription) (blog)
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:56:15 -0700

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 26 – A detective was on Wednesday shot dead by hooded gunmen at Mombasa's Old Town. The officer attached to the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) was trailed by the unknown assailants and shot at a close range by two gunmen who ...

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:48:45 -0700

On Thursday, a top police officer Mohamed Khamisi, who was involved in combating extremism and terrorism in Mombasa's Old Town, was shot and killed by alleged members of an Al Shabaab cell, sparking a police swoop that netted 52 suspects. “There is a ...
 
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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:11:15 -0800

“The Government will not hesitate to take action on clerics who undermine national security,” he warned yesterday in his office. Mlango wa Papa mosque is situated on Mombasa's Old Town that three years ago come to the limelight after two groups of ...
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