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Artuma Fursina Jile is one of the 105 woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Oromia Zone, Artuma Fursina Jile is bordered on the west by the Semien Shewa Zone, on the north by Chefe Golana Dewerahmedo, and on the east by the Afar Region. Towns in Artuma Fursina Jile include Adebela, Chefa Robit, Kichicho and Senbete.

Important rivers in this woreda include the Borkana.

Demographics

Based on figures published by the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this woreda has an estimated total population of 209,858, of whom 104,520 are men and 105,338 are women; 14,403 or 6.86% of its population are urban dwellers, which is less than the Zone average of 10.8%. With an estimated area of 1,871.56 square kilometers, Artuma Fursina Jile has an estimated population density of 112.1 people per square kilometer, which is less than the Zone average of 144.12.[1]

The 1994 national census reported a total population for this woreda of 153,425 in 27,715 households, of whom 77,632 were men and 75,793 were women; 8,270 or 5.39% of its population were urban dwellers. The three largest ethnic groups reported in Artuma Fursina Jile were the Oromo (78.68%), the Amhara (18.95%), and the Argobba (2.24%); all other ethnic groups made up 0.13% of the population. Oromiffa was spoken as a first language by 79.59%, and 20.31% spoke Amharic; the remaining 0.1% spoke all other primary languages reported. The majority of the inhabitants were Muslim, with 99.24% reporting that as their religion.[2]

Notes

  1. ^ CSA 2005 National Statistics, Tables B.3 and B.4
  2. ^ 1994 Population and Housing Census of Ethiopia: Results for Amhara Region, Vol. 1, part 1, Tables 2.1, 2.7, 2.10, 2.13, 2.17, Annex II.2 (accessed 9 April 2009)

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