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Karakore is located in Ethiopia
Location within Ethiopia
Coordinates: 10°29′N 39°56′E / 10.483°N 39.933°E / 10.483; 39.933Coordinates: 10°29′N 39°56′E / 10.483°N 39.933°E / 10.483; 39.933
ZoneSemien (North) Shewa
1,696 m (5,564 ft)
 • Total7,487
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Karakore (sometimes spelled as two words, Kara Kore) is a town in north-eastern Ethiopia. Located in the Semien Shewa Zone of the Amhara Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of 10°29′N 39°56′E / 10.483°N 39.933°E / 10.483; 39.933 with an elevation of 1696 meters above sea level.

Passing through the settlement on the main north-south highway in the 1940s, David Buxton described the town as lying to the east of the escarpment of the Ethiopian highlands, and "a district notorious for armed hold-ups on the road."[1]


Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Karakore has an estimated total population of 7,487 of whom 3,795 were males and 3,692 were females.[2] The 1994 census reported this town had a total population of 4,311 of whom 1,997 were males and 2,314 were females. It is one of three towns in Efratana Gidim woreda.


  1. ^ David Buxton, Travels in Ethiopia, second edition (London: Benn, 1957), p. 104
  2. ^ CSA 2005 National Statistics Archived 2006-11-23 at the Wayback Machine, Table B.4