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Habru is one of the 105 woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Semien Wollo Zone, Habru is bordered on the south by the Mille River which separates it from the Debub Wollo Zone, on the west by Guba Lafto, on the north by the Logiya River which separates it from Kobo, and on the east by the Afar Region. Towns in Habru include Mersa and Wurgesa.

The altitude of this woreda ranges from 700 meters above sea level where the Mille enters the Afar Region, to 1900 meters at its westernmost point.[1]

Demographics

Based on figures published by the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this woreda has an estimated total population of 231,489, of whom 117,384 are men and 114,105 are women; 22,183 or 9.58% of its population are urban dwellers, which is greater than the Zone average of 8.9%. With an estimated area of 5,582.21 square kilometers, Habru has an estimated population density of 41.5 people per square kilometer, which is less than the Zone average of 105.59.[2]

The 1994 national census reported a total population for this woreda of 168,172 in 37,741 households, of whom 83,389 were men and 84,783 were women; 12,772 or 7.59% of its population were urban dwellers. The largest ethnic group reported in Bugna was the Amhara (99.73%). Amharic was spoken as a first language by 99.78%. 74.6% of the population were Muslim, and 25.3% of the population said they practiced Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity.[3]

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