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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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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:45:00 -0700

The other witnesses Halima Amin, Guthow Farah, Halao Abaya, Hawo Ali and Abaye Musa died when the police truck was attacked. Khalid preached at the Mlango wa Papa Mosque in Mombasa's Old town until he was ousted by the mosque's committee last ...

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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 14:00:00 -0700

Joho said the move will reduce crime rate in Mombasa most of which he said is as a result of drug abuse among the youth, who have also been linked to a wave of attacks especially at Mombasa's Old town, Majengo and Kisauni criminal hot spots. He raised ...
 
AllAfrica.com
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:03:45 -0700

Sheikh Ali, who hails from Lamu County and is a resident of Mombasa's Old Town, was arrested in May and police say they found a hand grenade and plastic explosives in his house in Bondeni. The suspect was an imam at the Mlango wa Papa Mosque at ...

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:52:21 -0700

“It restores body sugar levels after a long day of fasting,” says Uthman Mukhtar, a resident of Mombasa's old town. It is served with Kahawa Tungu (unsweetened) for maximum effect. Others narrated how they use it as a dessert after the meal of breaking ...

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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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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:06:55 -0700

Mombasa, Kenya: Masked gunmen shot and killed a National Intelligence Service (NIS) officer Thursday night as he emerged from a mosque in Mombasa's Old Town, sparking fears of a return of targeted assassination of security agents and moderate imams ...

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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 ...

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Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:40:44 -0700

Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa (right) confers with County Police Commander Robert Kitur during the Madaraka Day celebrations at the Mombasa County Stadium yesterday. [PHOTO: MAARUFU MOHAMED/STANDARD]. Mombasa leaders ...
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