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Bulchi, Bulk'I
Bulki is located in Ethiopia
Location within Ethiopia
Coordinates: 6°17′00″N 36°48′40″E / 6.28333°N 36.81111°E / 6.28333; 36.81111Coordinates: 6°17′00″N 36°48′40″E / 6.28333°N 36.81111°E / 6.28333; 36.81111
Country Ethiopia
Region Geze Gofa
Elevation 2,385 m (7,825 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 5,878
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Bulki is a town in south-western Ethiopia. It sits on a narrow ridge, high above the town of Sawla, in the Gamo Gofa Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region. It is the administrative center of Geze Gofa woreda.[1][2]

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.[3] 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.[4]


  1. ^ Google Maps - Bulki
  2. ^ OpenStreetMap - Bulki
  3. ^ CSA 2005 National Statistics Archived November 23, 2006, at the Wayback Machine., Table B.4
  4. ^ "Local History in Ethiopia"[permanent dead link] (pdf) The Nordic Africa Institute website (accessed 15 February 2008)