Nairobi Geographic coordinates

Nairobi is located at latitude -1.28333 and longitude 36.81667. It is part of Africa and the southern hemisphere.

Decimal coordinates

Simple standard

-1.28333, 36.81667

DD Coodinates

Decimal Degrees

1.2833° S 36.8167° E

DMS Coordinates

Degrees, Minutes and Seconds

1°16'60'' S 36°49' E

The geographic coordinate system enables any place in the world to be located using its latitude and longitude. The latitude is the position relative to the equator, specifying the north-south position. The longitude specifies the east-west position measured from a reference meridian (usually the Greenwich Prime Meridian). The latitude and longitude of Nairobi have been calculated based on the geodetic datum WGS84.

Map of Nairobi with coordinates

Latitude and longitude of Kenya

There are many systems and formats to represent geographic coordinates. The following table matches the equivalence between the most common formats:

System Latitude Longitude
Simple decimal standard -1.28333 36.81667
Decimal Degrees (DD) 1.2833° S 36.8167° E
Degrees and Decimal Minutes (DDM) 1°17' S 36°49' E
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds (DMS) 1°16'60'' S 36°49'0'' E

Cities at the same latitude as Nairobi

City Coordinates
Belém, Brazil -1.45583, -48.50444
Ananindeua, Brazil -1.36556, -48.37222
Portoviejo, Ecuador -1.05458, -80.45445
Ambato, Ecuador -1.24908, -78.61675
Castanhal, Brazil -1.29389, -47.92639

Cities at the same longitude as Nairobi

City Coordinates
Kharkiv, Ukraine 49.98081, 36.25272
Kursk, Russia 51.73733, 36.18735
Belgorod, Russia 50.61074, 36.58015
Kaluga, Russia 54.5293, 36.27542
Damascus, Syria 33.5102, 36.29128