The Largest Cities In Ethiopia

Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa

In the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture.

According to new data from the IMF, Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populated country, is forecast to be the fastest-growing economy in Sub-Saharan Africa this year.

Even though Ethiopia is the tenth-largest country In Africa, Ethiopia has many Small towns, but we will focus on the ten largest cities in Ethiopia.

Here Are The Largest Cities In Ethiopia

 

10. Bishoftu

Bishoftu
Bishoftu

Population: 104,215

Bishoftu is a town and separate woreda of Ethiopia, lying southeast of Addis Ababa. It was formerly known as Debre-Zeit. The town is located in the Misraq Shewa Zone of the Oromia Region; Bishoftu is located 47.9 kilometres (29.8 mi) southeast of Addis Ababa along its route 4 highway.

 

9. Jimma

Jimma
Jimma

Population:128,306

Jimma also spelled Jima, is the largest city in southwestern Ethiopia. It is a particular zone of the Oromia Region and is surrounded by Jimma Zone.

 

8. Hawassa

Hawassa
Hawassa

Population:  133,097

Awasa, also called Hawassa, is a city in the Great Rift Valley of central Ethiopia. It lies at the eastern edge of large Lake Awasa, with its resident hippos. Waterbirds gather around a famous fish market along the lake’s shore. Nearby, the waterside Amora Gedel National Park is inhabited by monkeys.

 

7. Dessie

Dessie Ethiopia
Dessie Ethiopia

Population: 136,056

Dessie is a city and a Zone in north-central Ethiopia. Located in the Amhara Region,

6. Gondar

Gondar
Gondar

Population: 153,914

Gondar, or Gonder, is a city in northern Ethiopia. It’s known for the walled Fasil Ghebbi fortress and palace compound, once the seat of Ethiopian emperors. Dominating it is the immense 17th-century castle of Emperor Fasilides, which combines Portuguese, Indian and local architectural styles.

 

5. Bahir Dar

Bahir Dar
Bahir Dar

Population: 168,899

Bahir Dar is the capital city of the Amhara region in northern Ethiopia. It’s a port on the south shore of the vast inland Lake Tana. Dek Island is one of many islands in the lake that are home to medieval monasteries.

 

4. Adama

Adama
Adama

Population: 213,995

Adama, also known as Nazret or Nazreth, is a city in central Ethiopia and the previous capital of the Oromia Region. Adama forms a Special Zone of Oromia and is surrounded by Misraq Shewa Zone.

3. Mekele

mekelle
mekelle

Population:215,546

Mek’ele is the capital city of the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia. In the center, the grand palace of 19th-century Emperor Yohannes IV is now the Yohannes IV Museum.

 

2. Dire Dawa

Dire Dawa
Dire Dawa

Population: 252,279

Dire Dawa is a city in Ethiopia divided by the usually dry Dachata River. The colonial quarter, Kezira, features wide streets and a rail station dating from the French development of the railway. Megala, the old town, has Islamic-style architecture and several markets.

 

1. Addis Ababa

Addus Ababa
Addis Ababa

Population: 2,757,729

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s sprawling capital in the highlands bordering the Great Rift Valley, is the country’s commercial and cultural hub. It’s National Museum exhibits Ethiopian art, traditional crafts and prehistoric fossils, including replicas of the famous early hominid, “Lucy.”

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