List of cities and towns in Ethiopia

This is a list of cities and town in Ethiopia ordered by size and alphabetically.

Cities / Towns (Size)Edit

The table below shows cities and towns with more than 40,000 inhabitants (from the projection for 2016 by using the 2007 census data).[1][2] The population numbers are referring to the inhabitants of the cities themselves, suburbs and the metropolitan area outside the city area are not taken into account. Given the suburbs and the metropolitan area, the number of inhabitants might be much larger in several cases. Addis Ababa, for example, might have a total population of 4.5 to 5 million if also taking the metropolitan area into account.

Some towns which should be beyond a number of 40,000 inhabitants (like Holeta) are not shown as the last census happened in 2007. At that time, the area of some towns was different which makes it hard to provide numbers. Also, the last census happened in 2007, which results in major uncertainties. The next major census to account for these issues is foreseen to happen in February 2018.

Order Name Census
1984
Census
1994
Census
2007
Estimate
2016
Region Zone/Woreda
1. Addis Ababa 1,412,575 2,112,737 2,739,551 3,352,000 Oromia Oromia Special Zone Surrounding Finfinne
2. Mekelle 90,886 120,249 300,044 441,991 Tigray Meke'le special zone]
3. Gondar 61,583 96,938 215,914 300,788 Amhara Gondar Special Zone
4. Adama 76,284 127,842 220,212 338,940 Oromia East Shewa Zone
5. Awassa 36,169 69,169 157,139 318,618 Sidama Sidama Zone
6. Bahir Dar 54,800 96,140 155,428 297,794 Amhara Bahir Dar Special Zone
7. Dire Dawa 98,104 164,851 233,224 285,000 Oromia East Hararghe
8. Sodo 24,592 36,287 76,050 253,322 SNNPR Wolayita Zone
9. Dessie 68,848 97,314 120,095 610,431 Amhara Debub Wollo Zone
10. Jimma 60,992 88,867 120,960 186,148 Oromia Jimma Special Zone
11. Jijiga 23,183 56,821 125,876 164,321 Somali Fafan Zone
12. Shashamane 31,531 52,080 100,454 154,587 Oromia West Arsi Zone
13. Bishoftu 51,143 73,372 99,928 153,847 Oromia East Shewa Zone
14. Arba Minch 23,032 40,020 74,879 151,013 SNNPR Gamo Gofa Zone
15. Hosaena 15,167 31,701 69,995 141,352 SNNPR Hadiya Zone
16. Harar 62,160 76,378 99,368 133,000 Harar East Hararghe Zone
17. Dilla 23,936 33,734 59,150 119,276 SNNPR Gedeo Zone
18. Nekemte 28,824 47,258 75,219 115,741 Oromia East Welega
19. Debre Birhan 25,753 38,717 65,231 157,827 Amhara Semien Shewa Zone
20. Asella 36,720 47,391 67,269 103,522 Oromia Arsi Zone
21. Debre Mark'os 39,808 49,297 62,497 153,263 Amhara Misraq Gojjam
22. Kombolcha 15,782 39,466 58,667 196,968 Amhara Debub Wollo Zone
23. Debre Tabor ... 22,455 55,596 91,968 Amhara Debub Gondar
24. Adigrat 16,262 37,417 57,588 90,658 Tigray Misraqawi Zone
25. Weldiya 15,690 24,533 46,139 106,331 Amhara Semien Wollo Zone
26. Sebeta ... ... 49,331 75,929 Oromia Oromia Special Zone
27. Burayu ... ... 48,876 75,232 Oromia Oromia Special Zone
28. Shire (Inda Selassie) 12,846 25,269 47,284 74,503 Tigray Semien Mi'irabawi Zone
29. Ambo 17,325 27,636 48,171 74,120 Oromia West Shewa Zone
30. Arsi Negele 13,096 23,512 47,292 72,789 Oromia West Arsi Zone/Arsi Negele
31. Aksum 17,753 27,148 44,647 70,360 Tigray Mehakelegnaw Zone
32. Gambela ... 18,263 39,022 70,099 Gambela Agnewak Zone
33. Bale Robe ... ... 44,382 68,294 Oromia Bale Zone
34. Butajira ... ... 33,406 67,468 SNNPR Gurage Zone
35. Batu ... ... 43,660 67,162 Oromia East Shewa Zone
36. Adwa 13,823 24,519 40,500 63,759 Tigray Mehakelegnaw Zone
37. Areka ... 12,294 31,408 63,452 SNNPR Wolayita Zone/Boloso Sore
38. Yirgalem 16,003 24,183 30,348 60,260 Sidama Sidama Zone/Dale
39. Waliso 16,811 25,491 37,878 58,296 Oromia Southwest Shewa Zone
40. Welkite ... ... 28,866 58,223 SNNPR Gurage Zone
41. Gode ... ... 43,234 56,398 Somali Gode Zone
42. Meki ... ... ,36,252 55,772 Oromia East Shewa Zone/Dugda
43. Negele Borana 11,997 23,997 35,264 54,251 Oromia Guji Zone
44. Alaba Kulito ... ... 26,867 54,203 SNNPR Alaba special woreda
45. Alamata 14,030 26,179 33,214 52,435 Tigray Debubawi Zone
46. Chiro ... ... 33,670 51,782 Oromia West Hararghe Zone
47. Tepi ... ... 24,829 50,065 SNNPR Sheka Zone/Yeki
48. Durame ... ... 24,472 49,461 SNNPR Kembata Tembaro Zone
49. Goba 22,963 28,358 32,025 49,309 Oromia Bale Zone
50. Assosa 4,159 11,749 24,214 49,145 Benishangul-Gumuz Assosa Zone
51. Boditi ... ... 24,133 48,739 SNNPR Wolayita Zone/Damot Gale
52. Gimbi ... ... 30,981 47,674 Oromia West Welega Zone
53. Wukro ... ... 30,210 47,611 Tigray Misraqawi Zone
54. Haramaya ... ... 30,728 47,283 Oromia East Hararghe Zone/Haro Maya
55. Mizan Teferi ... ... 23,144 46,642 SNNPR Bench Maji Zone/Mizan Aman
56. Sawla ... ... 22,704 45,846 SNNPR Gamo Gofa Zone
57. Mojo ... ... 29,547 45,482 Oromia East Shewa Zone/Dugda
58. Dembi Dolo ... ... 29,448 45,309 Oromia Kelem Welega Zone
59. Aleta Wendo ... ... 22,093 44,544 SNNPR Sidama Zone/Aleta Wondo
60. Metu ... ... 28,782 44,296 Oromia Illubabor Zone
61. Mota ... ... 26,177 43,322 Amhara Misraq Gojjam Zone/Hulet Ej Enese
62. Fiche ... ... 27,493 42,334 Oromia Semien Shewa Zone
63. Finote Selam ... ... 25,913 42,882 Amhara Mirab Gojjam Zone
64. Bule Hora Town 27,820 42,801 Oromia Borena Zone/Bule Hora
65. Bonga ... ... 20,858 42,097 SNNPR Keffa Zone
66. Kobo ... ... 24,867 41,122 Amhara Semien Wollo Zone/Kobo
67. Jinka ... ... 20,267 41,071 SNNPR South Omo Zone/Debub Ari
68. Dangila ... ... 24,827 41,067 Amhara Agew Awi Zone/Dangila
69. Degehabur ... 28,708 30,027 39,182 Somali Degehabur Zone
70. Dimtu ... ... 19,654 25,294 SNNPR Wolaita Zone/Diguna Fango
71. Agaro 18,764 23,246 25,258 39,174 Oromia Jimma Zone

Cities / Towns (Alphabetical)Edit

The listings do not have a threshold for the size of the towns and cities.

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Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Central Statistics Agency (Ethiopia). "Population and Household Census Ethiopia 2007, Region Amhara" (PDF). www.csa.gov.et. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-01-19. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  2. ^ Central Statistics Agency (Ethiopia). "Population Projection of Ethiopia from all Regions at Wereda Level for 2014–2017" (in English and Amharic). www.csa.gov.et. Archived from the original on 2015-10-17. Retrieved 2016-08-25.

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