List of cities and towns in Ethiopia

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This is a list of cities and towns in Ethiopia, ordered for their size and also ordered for their letters.

Cities / Towns (Size)[edit]

The table below shows cities and towns with more than 40,000 inhabitants (from the projection for 2016 by using the 2007 census data).[1][2] The population numbers are referring to the inhabitants of the cities themselves, suburbs and the metropolitan area outside the city area are not taken into account. Given the suburbs and the metropolitan area, the number of inhabitants might be much larger in several cases. Addis Ababa, for example, might have a total population of 4.5 to 5 millions if also taking the metropolitan area into account.

Some towns which should be beyond a number of 40,000 inhabitants (like Holeta) are not shown as the last census happened in 2007. At that time, the area of some towns was different which makes it hard to provide numbers. Also, the last census happened in 2007, which results in major uncertainties. The next major census to account for these issues is foreseen to happen in February 2018.

Order Name Census
1984
Census
1994
Census
2007
Estimate
2016
Region
(Zone/Woreda)
1. Addis Ababa 1,412,575 2,112,737 2,739,551 3,352,000 Addis Ababa
2. Gondar 80,886 112,249 207,044 341,991 Amhara (Semien Gondar)
3. Mek'ele 61,583 96,938 215,914 340,859 Tigray (Mek'ele Special Zone)
4. Adama 76,284 127,842 220,212 338,940 Oromia (Adama Special Zone)
5. Hawassa 36,169 69,169 157,139 318,618 SNNPR (Sidama Zone)
6. Bahir Dar 54,800 96,140 155,428 297,794 Amhara (Bahir Dar Special Zone)
7. Dire Dawa 98,104 164,851 233,224 285,000 Dire Dawa
8. Dessie 68,848 97,314 120,095 198,428 Amhara (Debub Wollo Zone)
9. Jimma 60,992 88,867 120,960 186,148 Oromia (Jimma Special Zone)
10. Jijiga 23,183 56,821 125,876 164,321 Somali (Fafan Zone)
11. Shashamane 31,531 52,080 100,454 154,587 Oromia (Mirab Arsi Zone)
12. Bishoftu 51,143 73,372 99,928 153,847 Oromia (Misraq Shewa Zone)
13. Sodo 24,592 36,287 76,050 153,322 SNNPR (Wolayita Zone)
14. Arba Minch 23,032 40,020 74,879 151,013 SNNPR (Gamo Gofa Zone)
15. Hosaena 15,167 31,701 69,995 141,352 SNNPR (Hadiya Zone)
16. Harar 62,160 76,378 99,368 133,000 Harar
17. Dilla 23,936 33,734 59,150 119,276 SNNPR (Gedeo Zone)
18. Nekemte 28,824 47,258 75,219 115,741 Oromia (Misraq Welega)
19. Debre Birhan 25,753 38,717 65,231 107,827 Amhara (Semien Shewa Zone)
20. Asella 36,720 47,391 67,269 103,522 Oromia (Arsi Zone)
21. Debre Mark'os 39,808 49,297 62,497 103,263 Amhara (Misraq Gojjam)
22. Kombolcha 15,782 39,466 58,667 96,968 Amhara (Debub Wollo Zone)
23. Debre Tabor 55,596 91,968 Amhara (Debub Gondar)
24. Adigrat 16,262 37,417 57,588 90,658 Tigray (Misraqawi Zone)
25. Woldiya 15,690 24,533 46,139 76,331 Amhara (Semien Wollo Zone)
26. Sebeta 49,331 75,929 Oromia (Oromia Special Zone)
27. Burayu 48,876 75,232 Oromia (Oromia Special Zone)
28. Shire (Inda Selassie) 12,846 25,269 47,284 74,503 Tigray (Semien Mi'irabawi Zone)
29. Ambo 17,325 27,636 48,171 74,120 Oromia (Mirab Shewa Zone)
30. Arsi Negele 13,096 23,512 47,292 72,789 Oromia (Mirab Arsi Zone/Arsi Negele)
31. Aksum 17,753 27,148 44,647 70,360 Tigray (Mehakelegnaw Zone)
32. Gambela 18,263 39,022 70,099 Gambela (Agnewak Zone)
33. Bale Robe 44,382 68,294 Oromia (Bale Zone)
34. Butajira 33,406 67,468 SNNPR (Gurage Zone)
35. Ziway 43,660 67,162 Oromia (Misraq Shewa Zone)
36. Adwa 13,823 24,519 40,500 63,759 Tigray (Mehakelegnaw Zone)
37. Areka 31,408 63,452 SNNPR (Wolayita Zone/Boloso Sore)
38. Yirgalem 16,003 24,183 30,348 60,260 SNNPR (Sidama Zone/Dale)
39. Woliso 16,811 25,491 37,878 58,296 Oromia (Debub Mirab Shewa Zone)
40. Welkite 28,866 58,223 SNNPR (Gurage Zone)
41. Gode 43,234 56,398 Somali (Gode Zone)
42. Meki ,36,252 55,772 Oromia (Misraq Shewa Zone/Dugda)
43. Negele Borana 11,997 23,997 35,264 54,251 Oromia (Guji Zone)
44. Alaba Kulito 26,867 54,203 SNNPR (Alaba special woreda)
45. Alamata 14,030 26,179 33,214 52,435 Tigray (Debubawi Zone)
46. Chiro 33,670 51,782 Oromia (Mirab Hararghe Zone)
47. Tepi 24,829 50,065 SNNPR (Sheka Zone/Yeki)
48. Durame 24,472 49,461 SNNPR (Kembata Tembaro Zone)
49. Goba 22,963 28,358 32,025 49,309 Oromia (Bale Zone)
50. Asosa 4,159 11,749 24,214 49,145 Benishangul-Gumuz (Asosa Zone)
51. Boditi 24,133 48,739 SNNPR (Wolayita Zone/Darnot Gale)
52. Gimbi 30,981 47,674 Oromia (Mirab Welega Zone)
53. Wukro 30,210 47,611 Tigray (Misraqawi Zone)
54. Alemaya 30,728 47,283 Oromia (Misraq Hararghe Zone/Haro Maya)
55. Mizan Teferi 23,144 46,642 SNNPR (Bench Maji Zone/Mizan Aman)
56. Sawla 22,704 45,846 SNNPR (Gamo Gofa Zone)
57. Modjo 29,547 45,482 Oromia (Misraq Shewa Zone/Dugda)
58. Dembi Dolo 29,448 45,309 Oromia (Kelem Welega Zone)
59. Aleta Wendo 22,093 44,544 SNNPR (Sidama Zone/Aleta Wondo)
60. Metu 28,782 44,296 Oromia (Illubabor Zone)
61. Mota 26,177 43,322 Amhara (Misraq Gojjam Zone/Hulet Ej Enese)
62. Fiche 27,493 42,334 Oromia (Semien Shewa Zone)
63. Finote Selam 25,913 42,882 Amhara (Mirab Gojjam Zone)
64. Bule Hora Town 27,820 42,801 Oromia (Borena Zone/Bule Hora)
65. Bonga 20,858 42,097 SNNPR (Keffa Zone)
66. Kobo 24,867 41,122 Amhara (Semien Wollo Zone/Kobo)
67. Jinka 20,267 41,071 SNNPR (South Omo Zone/Debub Ari)
68. Dangila 24,827 41,067 Amhara (Agew Awi Zone/Dangila)
69. Degehabur 28,708 30,027 39,182 Somali (Degehabur Zone)
70. Agaro 18,764 23,246 25,258 39,174 Oromia (Jimma Zone)

Cities / Towns (Letter)[edit]

The listings do not have a threshold for the size of the towns and cities.

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Map of Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Central Statistics Agency (Ethiopia). "Population and Household Census Ethiopia 2007, Region Amhara" (PDF). www.csa.gov.et. Retrieved 2016-08-25. 
  2. ^ Central Statistics Agency (Ethiopia). "Population Projection of Ethiopia from all Regions at Wereda Level for 2014–2017" (in English and Amharic). www.csa.gov.et. Retrieved 2016-08-25. 

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