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Haramaya is located in Ethiopia
Location within Ethiopia
Coordinates: 9°24′N 42°01′E / 9.400°N 42.017°E / 9.400; 42.017
ZoneBaha hararghe Zone
2,047 m (6,716 ft)
 • Total15,317
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Haramaya (also transliterated Hara Maya; Oromo: Haramaya)[1] is a town Located in the Baha Hararghe Zone of the Oromia Region, the town has a latitude and longitude of 9°24′N 42°01′E / 9.400°N 42.017°E / 9.400; 42.017Coordinates: 9°24′N 42°01′E / 9.400°N 42.017°E / 9.400; 42.017 with an elevation of 2047 meters above sea level.

Haramaya is 10km west of Harar, on the road to Dire Dawa. It is located on Lake Haramaya a seasonal freshwater lake which supports a population of flamingo, as well as other birds.[2]

Haramaya is the home to Haramaya University. The University was originally established as an agricultural technical college, with assistance from Oklahoma State University. Although classes started 5 November 1956, the University was formally inaugurated by Emperor Haile Selassie 16 January 1958. By 1967 Haramaya had telephone service.[1]

Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Haramaya has an estimated total population of 15,317 of whom 7,796 are men and 7,521 are women.[3] The 1994 national census reported this town had a total population of 8,560 of whom 4,228 were males and 4,332 were females. It is the largest of three towns in Haramaya woreda.


  1. ^ a b "Aka – Alyume" (pdf). Local History in Ethiopia. Nordic Africa Institute. 2005. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
  2. ^ Philip Briggs (2009). Ethiopia. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 425. ISBN 978-1-84162-284-2.
  3. ^ "CSA 2005 National Statistics". Table B.3.[dead link]