Shinile

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Shinile
City
Shinile is located in Ethiopia
Shinile
Shinile
Location within Ethiopia
Coordinates: 9°40′N 41°50′E / 9.667°N 41.833°E / 9.667; 41.833
Country  Ethiopia
Region Somali Region
Zone Shinile Zone
Government
 • Type Chartered City
Elevation 1,034 m (3,392 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Shinile (also transliterated Ghinièle) is a town in eastern Ethiopia. Located in the Shinile Zone of the Somali Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of 09°41′N 41°51′E / 9.683°N 41.850°E / 9.683; 41.850Coordinates: 09°41′N 41°51′E / 9.683°N 41.850°E / 9.683; 41.850 with an elevation of 1079 meters above sea level. The first station of the Addis Ababa - Djibouti Railway east of Dire Dawa is at Shinile.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Shinile has an estimated total population of 13,132, of whom 6,758 were males and 6,374 were females.[2] The 1997 census reported this town had a total population of 8,809 of whom 4,464 were men and 4,345 women. The three largest ethnic groups reported in this town were the Somali (96.58%), the Oromo (1.76%), and the Amhara (1.5%); all other ethnic groups made up the remaining 0.16% of the residents.[3] It is the largest of four towns in Shinile woreda.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Shinile
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(83)
29
(85)
32
(89)
32
(90)
34
(93)
36
(96)
32
(90)
31
(88)
33
(91)
33
(92)
32
(89)
29
(84)
31.8
(89.2)
Average low °C (°F) 16
(60)
16
(60)
19
(66)
19
(67)
20
(68)
21
(70)
19
(66)
18
(64)
18
(65)
18
(64)
16
(60)
16
(61)
18
(64.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 23
(0.9)
48
(1.9)
53
(2.1)
81
(3.2)
18
(0.7)
33
(1.3)
86
(3.4)
168
(6.6)
80
(3)
10
(0.4)
5
(0.2)
10
(0.4)
615
(24.1)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Local History in Ethiopia" (pdf) The Nordic Africa Institute website (accessed 19 December 2007)
  2. ^ CSA 2005 National Statistics, Table B.4
  3. ^ 1994 Population and Housing Census of Ethiopia: Results for Somali Region, Vol. 1 Tables 2.4, 2.14 (accessed 10 January 2009). The results of the 1994 census in the Somali Region were not satisfactory, so the census was repeated in 1997.
  4. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Shinile, Ethiopia". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.