Boditi

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Boditi is a town in southern Ethiopia. Located in the Wolaita Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of 6°58′N 37°52′E / 6.967°N 37.867°E / 6.967; 37.867 with an elevation of 2050 meters above sea level. It the administrative center of Damot Gale woreda.

As of 2006 permanent postal service is available, as well as electricity and telephone service.[1] More colleges and higher educational Institutions are currently being developed as more number of school aged kids are increasing.[citation needed]

The map attached to C. W. Gwynn's account of his 1908/09 triangulation survey of southern Ethiopia shows Boditi, with the note that it had a market.[2] During the early 1930s, the market was held on Tuesdays and was very important. In 1969, a group of Swedish architectural students surveyed Boditi, and presented their findings to the University of Lund.[3]

Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Boditi has an estimated total population of 24,281 of whom 11,702 are men and 12,579 are women.[4] The 1994 national census reported this town had a total population of 13,400 of whom 6,479 were men and 6,921 were women.

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  1. ^ "Detailed statistics on infrastructure", Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's Region, Bureau of Finance and Economic Development website (accessed 27 September 2009)
  2. ^ Gwynn, "A Journey in Southern Abyssinia", Geographical Journal, 38 (1911), pp. 113-139
  3. ^ Summary at "Local History in Ethiopia" The Nordic Africa Institute website (accessed 6 June 2008)
  4. ^ CSA 2005 National Statistics, Table B.4