The Largest Cities In Ethiopia

Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa

Ethiopia is a country located in the Horn of Africa. The capital and largest city are Addis Ababa. Other major cities include Dire Dawa, Gondar, Harar, and Bahir Dar. The population of Ethiopia is over 105 million people, making it the most populous country in Africa and the tenth most populous country in the world. Addis Ababa is the largest city in Ethiopia. The city is located in the eastern part of the country. Addis Ababa is the political and economic centre of Ethiopia.

The city has a population of over 3 million people. Addis Ababa is home to a variety of businesses and industries. Cities in Ethiopia are growing rapidly due to the country’s booming economy. The Ethiopian government is investing in new infrastructure projects, and private companies expand their businesses. This is resulting in a rapid increase in the population of cities like Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa. As a result, these cities are experiencing a construction boom, with new buildings and roads being built rapidly.

 

Here Are The Largest Cities In Ethiopia

 

10. Bishoftu

Bishoftu
Bishoftu

Population: 104,215

Bishoftu is located in the Oromia Region and has over 104,215 people. The city is home to various industries, including textiles, agribusiness, and light manufacturing.

 

9. Jimma

Jimma
Jimma

Population:128,306

Jimma is the largest city in Ethiopia. It is located in the Oromia Region and has a population of 128,306. The city is the capital of the Jimma Zone. Jimma was founded in 1905 by Emperor Menelik II.

 

8. Hawassa

Hawassa
Hawassa

Population:  133,097

Hawassa is the capital of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region of Ethiopia. It is also the largest city in Ethiopia, with over 133,097 people. The city is located on Lake Hawassa and is a major commercial and transportation centre for the region.

 

7. Dessie

Dessie Ethiopia
Dessie Ethiopia

Population: 136,056

Dessie, located in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia, is the largest city in the country, with approximately 136,056. The town is situated at an elevation of 2,200 meters above sea level and is known for its leather industry. Dessie is also home to the University of Gondar.

 

6. Gondar

Gondar
Gondar

Population: 153,914

Gondar is the largest city in the Ethiopian Highlands and the fourth largest city in Ethiopia. It is located in the Semien Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region. The city has a population of 153,914 as of 2011.

 

5. Bahir Dar

Bahir Dar
Bahir Dar

Population: 168,899

Bahir Dar is one of Ethiopia’s largest and most popular cities. It’s located on the shores of Lake Tana and is home to a variety of historical and religious sites. The city is also a popular tourist destination for its natural scenery and cultural attractions. Bahir Dar has over 168,899 people and is the capital of the Amhara Region.

 

4. Adama

Adama
Adama

Population: 213,995

Adama is the 4th largest city in Ethiopia, after Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa. It is located in the Oromia Region, 200 kilometres southeast of Addis Ababa. Adama is also the capital of the Adama Zone. The city has a population of 213,995

 

3. Mekele

mekelle
mekelle

Population:215,546

Mekele is the largest city in Ethiopia, with approximately 215,546 people. It is located in the Tigray Region and is the capital of the Tigray Province. The city has a rich history, dating back to the 10th century. It is known for its many ancient churches and monasteries, and traditional cuisine.

 

2. Dire Dawa

Dire Dawa
Dire Dawa

Population: 252,279

Dire Dawa is the second-largest city in Ethiopia, after Addis Ababa. It is located in the eastern part of the country, near the border with Djibouti. The city has a population of 252,279, and it is a major commercial and transportation centre. Dire Dawa is home to the largest railway station in Ethiopia, and it is an important port for exporting goods to Djibouti and other countries in the region.

1. Addis Ababa

Addus Ababa
Addis Ababa

Population: 2,757,729

Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, is home to an estimated 2.7 million people and is the largest city in Ethiopia. The City has experienced rapid growth due to rural-to-urban migration and is now one of the fastest-growing cities in Africa.

 

The Largest Cities In Ethiopia

RankCities Population
1Addis Ababa, 2,757,729
2Dire Dawa,252,279
3Mekele,215,546
4Adama213,995
5Bahir Dar, 168,899
6Gondar,153,914
7Desē,136,056
8Hawassa,133,097
9Jimma128,306
10Bishoftu,104,215
largest cities in Ethiopia Data By: University Magazine