Harari Region


Harari Region

:"For the capital of Zimbabwe, see Harare"Infobox Regions of Ethiopia
native_name = ትግራይ ክልል
Harari Kilil
conventional_long_name = the Harari Region
common_name = The Tigray Region


demonym = Harari


map_caption = Map of Ethiopia highlighting the Harari reigon
capital = Harar
official_languages = Amharic
regional_languages/dialects = Harari

The Harari People's National Regional State is one of the nine ethnic divisions ("kililoch") of Ethiopia, covering the homeland of the Harari people. Formerly named Region 13, its capital is Harar.

Demographics

Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia (CSA) published in 2005, Harari has an estimated total population of 196,000, consisting of 100,000 men and 96,000 women. 74,000 or 37.8% of the population are estimated to be rural inhabitants, while 122,000 or 62.2% are urban. With an estimated area of 311.25 square kilometers, this region has an estimated density of 629.72 people per square kilometer. [ [http://www.statsethiopia.org/text_files/2005_national_statistics.htm CSA 2005 National Statistics] , Table B.3.]

These estimates are based on the 1994 census, in which the region's population was reported to be 131,139 and a male to female ratio of about 1:1. At the time of the census, 76,378 lived in urban areas, while 54,761 lived in rural ones; it is the only region where the majority of its population lives in urban area.

Ethnic groups in the region include the Oromo (52.3%), Amhara (32.6%), Harari (7.1%), and Gurage (3.2%). The Harari language is the official language of the State.

The religious composition of the population of the region indicated that 60.3% were Muslims, 38.2% were Orthodox Christian, 0.9% Protestant, 0.55 Catholic, and 0.1% followers of other religions. [cite web|url=http://www.ethiopar.net/English/basinfo/infohrrr.htm|title=FDRE States: Basic Information, Harrari|accessdate=2008-05-29|format=HTML|publisher=The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20070811044655/http://www.ethiopar.net/English/basinfo/infohrrr.htm|archivedate=2007-08-11]

Economy

The CSA of Ethiopia estimated in 2005 that farmers in Harari had a total 31,730 head of cattle (representing less than 0.1% of Ethiopia's total cattle), 3,440 sheep (less than 0.1%), 26,910 goats (0.21%), 6,320 asses (0.25%), 31,430 poultry of all species (0.1%), and 670 beehives (less than 0.1%). [CSA 2005 National Statistics, Tables D.3 - D.5.]

Presidents of the Executive Committee

* Haji Gotu 1990s
* Abdulahi Idris Ibrahim 199x - September 1999
* Ghazali Mohammed September 1999 - September 2000
* Nuria Abdulahi (female president) September - October 2000
* Fuad Ibrahim October 2000 - 3 October 2005
* Murad Abdulhadi (HNL) 3 October 2005 - Present

(This list is based on information from [http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Ethiopia_Regions.html Worldstatesmen.org] .)

See also

* Hararghe

Notes

External links

* [http://www.harraris.com Harar Network]
* [http://www.ocha-eth.org/Maps/Maps.htm Regional maps of Ethiopia at UN-OCHA]


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