Bure is a town in south-western Ethiopia. Located in the Illubabor Zone of the Oromia Region, in the highlands north of the canyon of the Baro River, this town has a latitude and longitude of Coordinates: and an elevation of 1730 meters. It is one of two settlements in Bure woreda.
According to Richard Pankhurst, Bure lay on the trade route between the Kingdom of Jimma and the Blue Nile, and had markets three days a week where a considerable trade was carried out in ivory, civet, wax, honey, coffee, raw cotton, shemmas, tef, and various grains. Its importance increased in the 1920s and 1930s. By 1918, Bure was equipped with a telegraph station.
- H. H. Austin, "Survey of the Sobat Region", Geographical Journal, 17 (1901), p. 506
- Richard Pankhurst, Economic History of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa: Haile Selassie I University, 1968), p. 449
- Pankhurst, Economic History, p. 340
- CSA Housing and Population Census 2007
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