Shinile

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Shinile
Town
Shinile.jpg
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
RegionSomali Region
ZoneShinile Zone
DistrictShinile
Government
 • TypeChartered City
Elevation
1,045 m (3,428 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total13,132
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Shinile is a town in eastern Ethiopia. Located in the Shinile Zone of the Somali Region. It is located 9km northeast of Dire Dawa, the first station of the Ethio-Djibouti Railways east of Dire Dawa is at Shinile.[1]

Demographics[edit]

The town's inhabitants belong to various mainly Afro-Asiatic-speaking ethnic groups, with the Issa Somali predominant. 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
(95.0)
34.1
(93.4)
33.5
(92.3)
33.5
(92.3)
32.5
(90.5)
30.3
(86.5)
28.8
(83.8)
31.9
(89.4)
Average low °C (°F) 15.1
(59.2)
16.9
(62.4)
19.2
(66.6)
19.9
(67.8)
21.1
(70.0)
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
(66.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 18
(0.7)
28
(1.1)
62
(2.4)
90
(3.5)
46
(1.8)
22
(0.9)
80
(3.1)
113
(4.4)
62
(2.4)
18
(0.7)
13
(0.5)
5
(0.2)
557
(21.7)
Source: Climate-Data.org[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Local History in Ethiopia" Archived 2011-05-28 at the Wayback Machine (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.