Guder

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Guder is a town located in the Mirab Shewa Zone of the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Located 12km west of Ambo, this town has a latitude and longitude of 8°58′N 37°46′E / 8.967°N 37.767°E / 8.967; 37.767, with an elevation of 2101 meters above sea level. Guder is famous for its Guder River Falls and year-round fruit production, using plentiful water resources in the vicinity.

Demographics[edit]

Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Guder has an estimated total population of 17,084 of whom 8,272 are men and 8,812 are women.[1] It is one of five towns in Ambo woreda.

The 1994 census reported this town had a total population of 9,562, of whom 4,486 were men and 5,076 were women. The five largest ethnic groups reported in Guder were the Oromo (83.79%), and the Amhara (12.34%); all other ethnic groups made up 3.87% of the population. Oromiffa was spoken as a first language by 79.15%, and 18.92% spoke Amharic; the remaining 1.93% spoke all other primary languages reported. The majority of the inhabitants professed Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, with 86.96% of the population reporting they practiced that belief, while 9.39% of the population said they were Protestant, and 2.53% were Muslim.[2]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ CSA 2005 National Statistics Archived 2009-11-13 at the Wayback Machine., Table B.4
  2. ^ 1994 Population and Housing Census of Ethiopia: Results for Oromia Region, Vol. 1, part 1 Archived 2009-11-15 at the Wayback Machine., Tables 2.5, 2.14, 2.17, 2.20 (accessed 6 April 2009)