|Elevation||2,780 m (9,120 ft)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Ejersa Goro is a town in eastern Ethiopia. Located outside the city of Harar in the Misraq Hararghe Zone of the Oromia Region, it has a latitude and longitude of Coordinates: and an elevation of 2780 meters above sea level. It is the administrative center of Jarso woreda.
According to the Oromia Regional government website, this town has access to telephone and postal service, but lacks electricity.
Ejersa Goro is best known as the birthplace of Emperor Haile Selassie I, the tenth child of Ras Makonnen, then governor of Harar, and Woizero Yeshimebet Ali, on July 23, 1892. The Emperor later erected a church, Kidane Mihret ("Our Lady Covenant of Mercy"), in the town to commemorate the event; when John Graham visited the town in 2001, although Ras Makonnen's house had been reduced to a "circle of rocks", Kidane Mihret was still standing and in use, although in worse repair than the mosque across town.
The 1994 national census reported a total population for this town of 1,736 of whom 829 were men and 907 were women. These numbers for Ejersa Goro are an estimate, because the town was not counted. This also means that breakdown by ethnic groups, language speakers, religion, et cetera, are not available.
- Socio-economic profile of the East Hararghe Zone Government of Oromia Region (last accessed 20 March 2008)
- "Local History in Ethiopia" The Nordic Africa Institute website (accessed 20 March 2008)
- Gebru Tareke, "The Ethiopia-Somalia War of 1977 Revisited," International Journal of African Historical Studies, 2000 (33), p. 658
- CSA 2005 National Statistics, Table B.4
- 1994 Population and Housing Census of Ethiopia: Results for Oromia Region, Vol. 1, part 6, Table 2.3 (accessed 21 April 2009)