The county has two major urban centres - Nanyuki and Nyahururu
The county has two major urban centres: Nanyuki to the southeast, and Nyahururu to the southwest. Its capital is Rumuruti.
Economic activity in the county consists mainly of tourism and agriculture, chiefly grain crops, ranching and greenhouse horticulture.
The county encompasses the high, dry Laikipia Plateau, and has a cool, temperate climate with both rainy and dry seasons.
The county has three constituencies:
- Laikipia East Constituency
- Laikipia West Constituency
- Laikipia North Constituency
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