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Table 1 Population development in West Pokot; note that discrepancies, marked italic, are due to changes in division/location boundaries

From: Enclosures in West Pokot, Kenya: Transforming land, livestock and livelihoods in drylands

  1960 1970 1979 1989 1999 2009
Population
 Kongelai 7,616 14,002 24,895 35,128 20,076 27,527
 Chepareria 10,738 19,901 35,531 50,566 68,003 41,563
 West Pokot 50,828 91,883 162,210 229,917 307,194 512,690
Population density (persons/km2)
 Kongelai 10 19 34 48 27 38
 Chepareria 7 13 24 34 45 28
 West Pokot 6 10 18 26 35 58