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Kercha is one of the woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. It was part of former Hagere Mariam woreda. It is part of the Guji Zone.


The 2007 national census reported a total population for this woreda of 227,362, of whom 113,882 were men and 113,480 were women; 9,884 or 4.35% of its population were urban dwellers. The majority of the inhabitants said they were Protestant, with 58.37% of the population reporting they observed this belief, while 12.85% of the population practiced traditional beliefs, 4.95% practised Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, 3.18% were Muslim, and 2.35% were Catholic.[1]


  1. ^ 2007 Population and Housing Census of Ethiopia: Results for Oromia Region, Vol. 1 Archived 2011-11-13 at the Wayback Machine., Tables 2.1, 2.5, 3.4 (accessed 13 January 2012)