Please note, some phrases translation could be wrong
EthioVisit
Oromia Region Flag
Oromia Region Map

Oromia

The vast region of oromia covers an area of more than 350,000 square km (almost one-third of the country) and supports a correspondingly large population of over 32.2 million people. Roughly 85% of the regional population is Oromo, and another 10% Amhara. Aside from the 5% who still practise animist or other traditional religions, the regional split between Christian and Muslim is as good as even. The oflicial language of Oromifa is inscribed with Latin script rather than the Arabic characters used elsewhere in the country. With its mostly fertile soils, Oromia is the breadbasket of Ethiopia, producing more than half of the nationh agricultural crop, and it is also home to almost half of its large livestock. Geographically and climatically diverse, Oromia hosts many of Ethiopia's more alluring natural attractions, notably Bale and Awash national parks and the lakes of the Rift Valley and Bishoftu. It is rich in minerals, ranging from gold and platinum to iron ore and limestone. Oromia encircles and is currently governed from Addis Ababa (known as Finfine in Oromifa and sometimes signposted as such within the state). In the year 2000, the administration was oflicially moved to Adama(Nazret), but 2005 protests by the Oromo Peoples Democratic Organization succeeded in moving the offices back to Addis.

Oromia Region Major Cities and Population

No. City Name 2007 Population 2013 Population Est.
1 Adama (Nazret) 220,212 355,475
2 Jimma (Jima ) 120,960 195,228
3 Shashemene (Shashamane) 100,454 162,127
4 Debre Zeyit (Bishoftu) 99,928 161,354
5 Nekemte 75,219 121,385
6 Assela (Asella; Asela) 67,269 108,571
7 Arsi Negele 47,292 83,187
8 Sebeta 49,331 79,633
9 Burayu 48,876 78,902
10 Ambo (Hagere Hiywet) 48,171 77,735
11 Bale Robe (Robe) 15,169 71,625
12 Ziway 43,660 70,436
13 Mojo 29,547 62,592
14 Woliso 37,878 61,140
15 Meki 36,252 58,490
16 Negele Borena (Negele ) 35,264 56,897
17 Asebe Teferi (Chiro) 33,670 54,307
18 Hagere Maryam (Hagere Mariam) 27,820 51,836
19 Goba 32,025 51,715
20 Gimbi 30,981 50,000
21 Alem Maya (Haromaya) 30,728 50,000
22 Metu 28,782 46,456
23 Dembi Dolo 29,448 45,519
24 Fiche 27,493 44,400
25 Agaro 25,458 41,085
26 Gelemso 16,484 40,701
27 Nedjo (Nejo) 18,998 39,546
28 Bekoji 17,741 37,675
29 Holeta (Holata) 23,296 37,606
30 Kibre Mengist (Kebri Mangest) 22,938 37,016
31 Shakiso 22,930 37,000
32 Baco (Bako) 16,445 36,873
33 Deder 12,967 35,828
34 Dodola 20,830 35,000
35 Asasa 20,667 33,354
36 Metehara 21,348 33,118
37 Ginchi 18,134 33,000
38 Ginir 17,102 32,592
39 Gebre Guracha (Kuyu) 19,872 32,076
40 Bedele 19,517 31,500
41 Dera 14,786 30,882
42 Robe (Arsi Robe) 15,169 30,411
43 Bedesa 18,187 29,340
44 Babile (Babille) 17,712 28,590
45 Iteya 14,985 25,894
46 Yebelo 17,497 25,725
47 Welenchiti 15,183 25,000
48 Kofele 13,483 24,918
49 Shambu 14,995 24,196
50 Tulu Bolo 14,476 23,366
51 Wonji (Wenji Gefersa) 14,060 23,000
52 Mendi 14,008 22,608
53 Guder 14,742 22,352
54 Gutin 13,641 22,000
55 Abomsa 14,655 21,500
56 Huruta (Hurata) 13,265 21,435
57 Guracha Jeldu 21,160
58 Sokoru 20,536
59 Mieso 13,339 20,000
60 Sendafa 12,298 19,844
61 Hirna 16,726 19,282
62 Ginde Beret 16,276
63 Addis Alem (Ejere) 13,423 16,255
64 Gore 12,708 14,604
65 Sire (Sirie) 12,317
66 Dukem 10,769
67 Seka Chekorsa 10,342
68 Mega 9,370 9,899
69 Shek Hussein (Anajina)
70 Langano
71 Tinsae Berhan (Tinsaeberhan)

Regional States and Chartered Cities of Ethiopia

No. Region Capital City Status Area (Sq. Kilometers) Population 2007 Population 2013 Est.
1 Addis Ababa Addis Ababa City 527 2,739,551 3,104,000
2 Afar Asayita State 72,053 1,390,273 1,650,000
3 Amhara Bahir Dar State 154,709 17,221,976 19,212,000
4 Benishangul-Gumuz Asosa State 50,699 784,345 1,028,000
5 Dire Dawa Dire Dawa City 1,559 341,834 395,000
6 Gambela Gambela State 29,783 307,096 406,000
7 Harari Harar State 334 183,415 215,000
8 Oromia Addis Ababa State 284,538 26,993,933 32,220,000
9 Somali Jijiga State 279,252 4,445,219 5,318,000
10 Tigray Mekele State 84,722 4,316,988 5,062,000
11 Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) Awasa State 105,476 14,929,548 17,887,000



Copyright © 2018 EthioVisit.com. All Rights Reserved.
By using this Web Site, you agree to comply with all of the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.