Genet, Ethiopia

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For the town in the Jimma Zone, see Limu Genet.

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.

It has a latitude and longitude of 08°06′N 36°57′E / 8.100°N 36.950°E / 8.100; 36.950Coordinates: 08°06′N 36°57′E / 8.100°N 36.950°E / 8.100; 36.950 with an elevation of 1773 meters above sea level. It is the administrative center of Limmu Kosa woreda.


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.[1]

In 1962, a trail connecting Genet to Welkite was passable by trucks in the dry season. An all-weather road south to Jimma was built in 1966 by the Highway Authority.[1]


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.[2] The 1994 census reported this town had a total population of 6,729 of whom 3,288 were males and 3,441 were females.


  1. ^ a b "Local History in Ethiopia" The Nordic Africa Institute website (accessed 11 December 2007)
  2. ^ CSA 2005 National Statistics Archived November 23, 2006, at the Wayback Machine., Table B.4