Bulki

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Bulki
Town
Bulki is located in Ethiopia
Bulki
Bulki
Location within Ethiopia
Coordinates: 6°10′N 36°37′E / 6.167°N 36.617°E / 6.167; 36.617
Country Ethiopia
Region Geze Gofa
Elevation 1,963 m (6,440 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 3,096
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Bulki is a town in southwestern Ethiopia. Located in the lower valley of the Senti River, in the Gamo Gofa Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of 06°10′N 36°37′E / 6.167°N 36.617°E / 6.167; 36.617 with an elevation of 1963 meters above sea level. It is the administrative center of Geze Gofa woreda.

Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Bulki has an estimated total population of 5,878 of whom 2,820 were males and 3,058 were females.[1] The 1994 national census reported this town had a total population of 3,096 of whom 1,491 were males and 1,605 were females.

Bulki was the capital of Gamu-Gofa from around 1928, replacing Berza. During the Italian occupation, the town reportedly was the home of the local official Italian representative, and equipped with a post office, a clinic and a Roman Catholic mission. The Ethiopian government continued postal service after the Italians were defeated.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ CSA 2005 National Statistics, Table B.4
  2. ^ "Local History in Ethiopia" (pdf) The Nordic Africa Institute website (accessed 15 February 2008)