Gathera is a school in the region of Central, the country of Kenya with an average elevation of 1,527 meter above sea level. The area is densely populated with 623 people per km2 . The nearest town larger than 50,000 inhabitants takes about 10:12 hour by local transportation.
An estimated 1.54% of the children below 5 years old are underweight, with a mortality of 44 per 1,000 births.
Gathera can have strong (vi) earthquakes (on average one every 50 years), with occurances at 5-6 Richter. When a strong earthquake occurs, it will most likely be felt by everybody; people may be frightened and run outdoors, walk unsteadily. Windows, dishes, glassware may be broken, books fall off shelves. The damage will be slight. There is a medium-low occurence of periods with extreme drought. Flooding risk is extremely high.
September is on average the month with most sunshine. Rainfall and other precipitation has no distinct peak month.
Gathera has a humid (> 0.65 p/pet) climate. The land area is not cultivated, most of the natural vegetation is still intact. The landscape is mostly covered with open broadleaved decidious forest. The climate is classified as a tropical savanna (winter dry season), , with a subtropical thorn woodland biozone . The soil in the area is high in lixisols (lx), soil with clay-enriched lower horizon, low cec, and high saturation of bases.
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