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Farta is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Debub Gondar Zone, Farta is bordered on the south by Misraq Este, on the west by Fogera, on the north by Ebenat, and on the east by Lay Gayint. Towns in Farta include Gasay and Kimir Dingay. The town of Debre Tabor is surrounded by Farta.


Based on the 2007 national census conducted by the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia (CSA), this woreda has a total population of 232,181, an increase of 1.49% over the 1994 census, of whom 118,513 are men and 113,668 women; 6,783 or 2.92% are urban inhabitants. With an area of 1,099.25 square kilometers, Farta has a population density of 211.22, which is greater than the Zone average of 145.56 persons per square kilometer. A total of 49,986 households were counted in this woreda, resulting in an average of 4.64 persons to a household, and 48,465 housing units. The majority of the inhabitants practiced Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, with 99.61% reporting that as their religion.[1]

The 1994 national census reported a total population for this woreda of 228,772 in 47,812 households, of whom 118,696 were men and 110,076 were women; 3,552 or 1.55% of its population were urban dwellers. The largest ethnic group reported in Farta was the Amhara (99.95%), Amharic was spoken as a first language by 99.96%, and 99.57% of the population practiced Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity.[2]


  1. ^ Census 2007 Tables: Amhara Region Archived November 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., Tables 2.1, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2 and 3.4.
  2. ^ 1994 Population and Housing Census of Ethiopia: Results for Amhara Region, Vol. 1, part 1 Archived November 15, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., Tables 2.1, 2.7, 2.10, 2.13, 2.17, Annex II.2 (accessed 9 April 2009)

Coordinates: 12°00′N 38°00′E / 12.000°N 38.000°E / 12.000; 38.000