OROMIA Population according to Zone and Wereda

Population of OROMIA Region, Ethiopia, according to Zone and Wereda

OROMIA Region40,884,000
West Wellega-Zone2,030,772
Menesibu189,822
Nejo204,670
Gimbi106,075
Lalo Asabi115,314
Kiltu Kara77,613
Boji Dirmeji66,397
Guliso105,262
Jarso71,780
Kondala139,169
Boji Chekorsa70,590
Babo Gambel88,824
Yubdo57,002
Genji87,545
Haru99,306
Nole Kaba88,911
Begi176,166
Gimbi 67,536
Seyo Nole109,817
Homa36,790
Ayira72,184
East Wellega-Zone1,847,649
Limu106,192
Ibantu53,680
Gida Kiremu246,044
Haro Limu74,143
Boneya Bushe70,130
Wayu Tuka89,812
Gudeya Bila82,243
Gobu Seyo61,904
Sibu Sire153,085
Diga101,138
Sasiga116,808
Leka Dulecha105,508
Guto Gida127,779
Jima Arjo129,682
Nunu Kumba95,752
Wama Hagelo69,790
Nekemte 163,962
Illu Aba Bora-Zone1,901,833
Darimu209,422
Alge Sachi114,477
Chora148,717
Dega58,392
Dabo Hana61,849
Gechi104,305
Borecha106,828
Dedesa124,998
Yayu80,852
Metu Zuria88,060
Ale98,213
Bure76,423
Nono Sele33,876
Bicho36,638
Bilo Nopha42,472
Hurumu64,073
Didu47,275
Mako31,274
Huka /Halu25,273
Metu 62,752
Bedele42,549
Bedele Zuria110,424
Chewaka80,521
Doreni52,171
• Jimma-Zone3,638,103
Limu Seka273,214
Limu Kosa240,569
Sokoru203,410
Tiro Afeta190,995
Kersa239,190
Mana211,796
Gomma312,444
Gera163,352
Seka Chekorsa301,108
Dedo414,377
Omonada362,012
Sigamo135,398
Setema150,314
Shebe Senbo163,276
Chora Botor131,177
Guma89,977
Agaro55,495
• West Shewa-Zone3,110,000
Ginde Beret157,037
Jeldu299,067
Ambo Zuria154,744
Midakegn114,696
Cheliya240,349
Bako Tibe192,210
Dano142,824
Nono122,423
Tikur Enchini104,820
Dendi254,866
Ejere131,198
Wolmera121,690
Ada Berga183,599
Meta Robi202,944
Ambo105,000
Abuna Gindeberet157,390
Toke Kutayu182,678
Jibat105,391
Elfata83,011
Holeta Town54,063
North Shewa-Zone2,145,813
Were Jarso209,011
Dera263,628
Hidabu Abote122,824
Kuyu187,146
Degem145,532
Girar Jarso95,664
Debere Libanos71,000
Wuchale143,497
Abichuna Gnaa109,555
Kimbibit114,536
Bereh114,850
Sululta194,854
Fiche59,979
Yaya Gulele80,135
Jida76,267
Mulo51,688
Aleltu78,843
Sendafa26,803
East Shewa-Zone2,185,839
Fentale131,720
Boset222,075
Adama240,779
Lome195,830
Gimbichu128,307
Ada A185,199
Dugda233,430
Adami Tulu Jido Kombolcha216,850
Bishoftu217,964
Bora92,139
Liben110,725
Akaki115,681
Ziway95,140
• Arsi-Zone3,980,967
Merti139,587
Aseko122,573
Gololcha-Wewreda247,334
Jeju181,434
Dodota105,929
Ziway Dugda175,208
Hitosa190,588
Sude212,171
Chole132,029
Amigna108,981
Seru70,531
Robe250,495
Tena98,844
Shirka242,330
Digluna Tijo210,353
Tiyo128,275
Munesa248,232
Limuna Bilbilo274,563
Guna112,753
Sire111,477
Lude Hitosa163,892
Deksis108,732
Bale Gasegar109,606
Enkelo Wabe 88,400
Asela 146,655
• West Hararge – Zone2,782,045
Mieso205,027
Doba192,835
Tulo219,908
Mesela219,085
Chiro 73,351
Anchar120,955
Guba Koricha176,045
Habro289,783
Daro Lebu294,311
Boke219,906
Kuni224,953
Gemches264,781
Chiro Zuria241,481
Bedesa39,630
East Hararge-Zone4,035,797
Kombolcha208,654
Jarso168,756
Gursum225,071
Babile146,633
Fedis164,229
Haro Maya423,131
Kurfa Chele87,801
Kersa251,418
Meta370,069
Goro Gutu212,186
Deder360,980
Melka Belo259,223
Bedeno346,555
Midga Tola111,524
Chinaksan133,026
Girawa345,812
Gola Oda152,640
Meyu68,092
• Bale-Zone2,119,829
Agarfa154,913
Gololcha147,684
Gasera114,807
Legehida90,394
Ginir213,575
Sinana 168,531
Goba57,928
Harena Buluk119,539
Dolo Mena135,529
Meda Welabu140,893
Berbere133,105
Guradamole42,127
Goro124,585
Rayitu49,570
Seweyna96,453
Robe96,749
Goba69,860
Dawe Kachen – Wereda44,362
Dinsho57,864
Dawe Serer61,363
• Borena-Zone1,431,922
Bule Hora402,646
Yabelo158,466
Arero70,680
Moyale44,286
Dire108,979
Teletele103,890
Abaya150,358
Dugida Dawa213,604
Miyu74,918
Gelana104,093
• South West Shewa-Zone1,678,788
Ameya178,227
Wonchi134,518
Woliso205,777
Dawo122,731
Ilu93,779
Sebeta Hawas193,603
Kersa Ena Malima120,094
Tole91,588
Becho116,185
Seden Sodo100,613
Woliso82,586
Goro67,470
Sodo Dacha64,049
Sebeta107,568
Guji-Zone2,073,775
Uraga256,294
Bore306,513
Adola156,387
Wadera75,437
Odo Shakiso318,770
Kercha330,661
Liben198,348
Dima81,966
Hambela Wamena150,487
Girja72,062
Negele76,852
Adola50,000
• Adama Special- Zone480,175
Adama 480,175
• Jima Special – Zone263,709
Jima263,709
• West Arsi-Zone2,998,140
Siraro210,961
Shala218,748
Arsi Negele408,870
Kofele266,056
Kore151,534
Gedeb Asasa281,357
Dodola301,403
Kokosa207,929
Nensebo167,437
Adaba206,357
Shashemene 218,997
Shashemene Zuria358,494
• Kelem Welega-Zone1,191,582
Hawa Gelan140,617
Yemalogi Welel74,264
Dale Wabera159,070
Gawo Kebe94,260
Seyo165,777
Denbi Dollo 64,185
Anfilo115,609
Dale Sadi108,819
Gidami126,344
Jimma Horo67,381
Lalo Kile75,257
• Horo Gudru Welega-Zone859,339
Horo109,374
Shambu32,681
Guduru144,345
Hababo Guduru66,213
Abey Chomen75,823
Jima Genete96,482
Jima Rare85,557
Jardega Jarte73,175
Amuru78,525
Abe Dongoro97,159
• Burayu – Zone127,921
Burayu127,921

Population figures based on year 2023 projections by the federal government census agency, Ethiopian Statistical Service.

Reference: statsethiopia.gov.et/population-projection/

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is an African country.

It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east and southeast, Kenya to the south, South Sudan to the west, and Sudan to the northwest.

Addis Ababa is the capital and largest city.

Languages: Amharic, Oromo, Somali, Tigrigna, Afar …
Currency: Ethiopian Birr
Dialing code: +251

As of 2023 the country’s population was 107,334,000, making it the 13 most populated country in the world and 2 most populated in Africa after Nigeria.

It covers a land area of 1,112,000 square kilometres (472,000 sq. miles).

Ethiopia is multi-ethnic with over 80 different ethnic groups. Oromo and Amhara are the country’s two largest ethnic groups.

Christianity is the most widely professed faith in the country. The country has some adherents of Islam and other faiths.

Ethiopia is administratively divided into four levels: regions, zones, woredas (districts) and kebele (wards).

The first level administrative division in Ethiopia is a region, also called kilil, or alternatively regional state.

The 1995 Constitution of Ethiopia established the regions based on ethno-linguistic territories.

The country comprises 11 regions and two city administrations under these regions, many zones, woredas and neighbourhood administration: kebeles.

Previously, this level was called a province, and though many of the old province and new region names are the same, the entities are not identical and the words region and province are not interchangeable. As of 2022 there were eleven regions.

The regions and their capitals in Ethiopia are as follows:

  • Addis Ababa (City) …. Addis Ababa
  • Afar Region … Semera
  • Amhara Region … Bahir Dar
  • Benishangul-Gumuz Region … Asosa
  • Dire Dawa (City) … Dire Dawa
  • Gambela Region … Gambela
  • Harari Region … Harar
  • Oromia Region … Addis Ababa
  • Sidama Region … Hawassa
  • Somali Region … Jijiga
  • South West Ethiopia Peoples’ Region … Bonga
  • Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region … Hawassa
  • Tigray Region … Mek’ele

Regions are subdivided into zones. The number of zones varies, but most regions have around six to twelve zones.

The largest region Oromia has over 20 zones, and the two smallest regions have none.

There are some cities which are set up as “special zones”, such as Bahir Dar Special Zone in the Amhara Region.

The earlier equivalent to a zone was called an awrajja, and many zones today are named the same as their earlier awrajja, but the terms zone and awrajja are not interchangeable.

Zones are divided into woredas (districts). In Ethiopia, the woredas comprise three main organs: a council, an executive and a judicial.

The Woreda Council is the highest government organ of the district, which is made up of directly elected representatives from each kebele in the woredas.

The representative of the people in each kebele is accountable to their electorate.

Woredas are divided into kebele, municipalities. Each kebele comprises around 20 smaller villages.

Kebele is the smallest administrative division. This is sometimes also called tabia or tabiya. They are at the neighbourhood level and are the primary contact for most citizens living in Ethiopia. Their administrative unit consists of an elected council, a cabinet (executive committee), a social court and the development and security staff. Kebeles are accountable to their woreda councils and are typically responsible for providing basic education, primary health care, agriculture, water, and rural roads.