Shinile

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Shinile
City
Shinile is located in Ethiopia
Shinile
Shinile
Location within Ethiopia
Coordinates: 9°40′N 41°50′E / 9.667°N 41.833°E / 9.667; 41.833
Country  Ethiopia
Region Somali Region
Zone Shinile Zone
Government
 • Type Chartered City
Elevation 1,034 m (3,392 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Shinile (also transliterated Ghinièle) is a town in eastern Ethiopia. Located in the Shinile Zone of the Somali Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of 09°41′N 41°51′E / 9.683°N 41.850°E / 9.683; 41.850Coordinates: 09°41′N 41°51′E / 9.683°N 41.850°E / 9.683; 41.850 with an elevation of 1079 meters above sea level. The first station of the Addis Ababa - Djibouti Railway east of Dire Dawa is at Shinile.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Shinile has an estimated total population of 13,132, of whom 6,758 were males and 6,374 were females.[2] The 1997 census reported this town had a total population of 8,809 of whom 4,464 were men and 4,345 women. The three largest ethnic groups reported in this town were the Somali (96.58%), the Oromo (1.76%), and the Amhara (1.5%); all other ethnic groups made up the remaining 0.16% of the residents.[3] It is the largest of four towns in Shinile woreda.

Climate[edit]

Shinile has a hot semi-arid climate (BSh) in Köppen-Geiger system.

Climate data for Shinile
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28.6
(83.5)
29.4
(84.9)
31.7
(89.1)
31.7
(89.1)
33.5
(92.3)
35.0
(95)
34.1
(93.4)
33.5
(92.3)
33.5
(92.3)
32.5
(90.5)
30.3
(86.5)
28.8
(83.8)
31.88
(89.39)
Average low °C (°F) 15.1
(59.2)
16.9
(62.4)
19.2
(66.6)
19.9
(67.8)
21.1
(70)
22.9
(73.2)
22.0
(71.6)
21.3
(70.3)
21.7
(71.1)
19.0
(66.2)
16.2
(61.2)
15.1
(59.2)
19.2
(66.57)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 18
(0.71)
28
(1.1)
62
(2.44)
90
(3.54)
46
(1.81)
22
(0.87)
80
(3.15)
113
(4.45)
62
(2.44)
18
(0.71)
13
(0.51)
5
(0.2)
557
(21.93)
Source: Climate-Data.org[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Local History in Ethiopia" (pdf) The Nordic Africa Institute website (accessed 19 December 2007)
  2. ^ CSA 2005 National Statistics, Table B.4
  3. ^ 1994 Population and Housing Census of Ethiopia: Results for Somali Region, Vol. 1 Tables 2.4, 2.14 (accessed 10 January 2009). The results of the 1994 census in the Somali Region were not satisfactory, so the census was repeated in 1997.
  4. ^ "Climate: Shinile - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 25 September 2015.