Goro, Bale

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Goro is a town in southern Ethiopia. Located in the Bale Zone of the Oromia Region, this town has a longitude and latitude of 6°59′N 40°30′E / 6.983°N 40.500°E / 6.983; 40.500 and an elevation of 1650 meters above sea level. It is the administrative center of Goro woreda.

Although the town has postal service, as of 1995 it lacks electricity.[1] Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Goro has an estimated total population of 7833, of whom 3935 were males and 3898 were females.[2]

The Guido published by the Italian government in 1938 describes Goro as a village on the left bank of the Mena River at the foot of mount Dadimus, in a fertile and cultivated plain with plenty of water and groups of houses surrounded by hedges of euphorbia.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Local History in Ethiopia" The Nordic Africa Institute website (accessed 27 November 2007)
  2. ^ CSA 2005 National Statistics Archived 2006-11-23 at the Wayback Machine., Table B.4