Limu Genet (also known as Limmu Inariya and formerly as Limu Suntu) is a town in southern Ethiopia. Located in the Jimma Zone of the Oromia Region. The town of Limu Genet is founded in 1952. One of the five wives of King Abba Jifar was from Limu, the wives name was Limuti.
The town of Suntu was renamed Limmu Genet by Dejazmach Mesfin Sileshi when he was governor of the province. A coffee washing center was established in the late 1950s, and in its first regular working season (1956/57) processed 300 tons, which yielded about 75 tons of cleaned coffee beans.
Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Genet has an estimated total population of 12,037 of whom 6,063 were males and 5,974 were females. The 1994 census reported this town had a total population of 6,729 of whom 3,288 were males and 3,441 were females.
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