Largest Cities in Ethiopia

Facts about Ethiopia

Official languages: Amharic, English, Oromo, Tigrinya, Somali
Capital: Addis Ababa
Area: 1,127,127 km²
Population: 88.0 million residents
Population density: 78.09 residents per km²
Currency: ETB
Internet TLD: .et
ISO codes: ET, ETH, 231
The prefix for Ethiopia is +251

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The former empire in northeast Africa is the cradle of an ancient culture that took over Orthodox Christianity in the 4th century. Ethiopia looks back on a tradition that goes back thousands of years. It is not only considered the cradle of humanity, but also the country of origin of coffee. Due to its Christian traditions and historical isolation, it is culturally clearly different from the states of Black Africa.

Since the separation of Eritrea in 1993, it has been a landlocked country with no direct access to the Red Sea. Ethiopia’s foreign trade essentially consists of the export of coffee. Germany is the largest importer of Ethiopian coffee.

Biggest Cities of Ethiopia by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2,757,840 9.02497 38.7469
2 Dire Dawa, Ethiopia 252,390 9.59306 41.8661
3 Mek’ele, Ethiopia 215,657 13.4967 39.4753
4 Nazret, Ethiopia 214,106 8.55 39.2667
5 Bahir Dar, Ethiopia 169,010 11.5936 37.3908
6 Gondar, Ethiopia 154,025 12.6 37.4667
7 Dese, Ethiopia 136,167 11.1333 39.6333
8 Hawassa, Ethiopia 133,208 7.06205 38.4763
9 Jimma, Ethiopia 128,417 7.67344 36.8344
10 Bishoftu, Ethiopia 104,326 8.75225 38.9785
11 Kombolcha, Ethiopia 93,716 11.0815 39.7434
12 Harar, Ethiopia 90,329 9.31387 42.1181
13 Sodo, Ethiopia 86,161 6.86 37.7616
14 Shashemene, Ethiopia 85,982 7.2 38.6
15 Hosa’ina, Ethiopia 76,074 7.54978 37.8537
16 Arba Minch, Ethiopia 69,733 6.03333 37.55
17 Adigrat, Ethiopia 65,111 14.277 39.462
18 Debre Mark’os, Ethiopia 60,031 10.35 37.7333
19 Debre Birhan, Ethiopia 57,898 9.67954 39.5326
20 Jijiga, Ethiopia 56,932 9.35 42.8
21 Inda Silase, Ethiopia 50,189 14.1031 38.2829
22 Ziway, Ethiopia 49,527 7.93333 38.7167
23 Dila, Ethiopia 47,132 6.41667 38.3167
24 Hagere Hiywet, Ethiopia 44,031 8.98333 37.85
25 Gambela, Ethiopia 42,477 8.25 34.5833
26 Axum, Ethiopia 41,360 14.1211 38.7234
27 Waliso, Ethiopia 38,505 8.53417 37.9651
28 Yirga `Alem, Ethiopia 36,403 6.75 38.4167
29 Mojo, Ethiopia 34,658 8.58679 39.1211
30 Goba, Ethiopia 34,480 7.01667 39.9833
31 Shakiso, Ethiopia 34,189 5.76494 38.9101
32 Felege Neway, Ethiopia 33,540 6.3 36.8833
33 Areka, Ethiopia 33,261 7.06667 37.7
34 Boditi, Ethiopia 33,108 6.96667 37.8667
35 Debre Tabor, Ethiopia 32,770 11.85 38.0167
36 Jinka, Ethiopia 32,226 5.65 36.65
37 Gimbi, Ethiopia 31,920 9.17031 35.8349
38 Asbe Teferi, Ethiopia 30,883 9.08569 40.8671
39 Korem, Ethiopia 30,744 12.5058 39.5228
40 Asosa, Ethiopia 30,623 10.0667 34.5333
41 Butajira, Ethiopia 30,613 8.11667 38.3667
42 Metu, Ethiopia 29,759 8.3 35.5833
43 Agaro, Ethiopia 28,379 7.85 36.65
44 Kibre Mengist, Ethiopia 27,965 5.88333 38.9833
45 Maych’ew, Ethiopia 27,297 12.7875 39.5422
46 Werota, Ethiopia 26,924 11.9167 37.7
47 Dembi Dolo, Ethiopia 26,859 8.53333 34.8
48 Dubti, Ethiopia 26,481 11.7329 41.082
49 Fiche, Ethiopia 25,869 9.8 38.7333
50 K’olito, Ethiopia 25,725 7.31667 38.0833
51 Mendi, Ethiopia 25,350 9.8 35.1
52 Debark’, Ethiopia 24,811 13.1561 37.8981
53 Tippi, Ethiopia 24,280 7.2 35.45
54 Kemise, Ethiopia 23,972 10.7167 39.87
55 Asasa, Ethiopia 23,901 7.1 39.2
56 Genet, Ethiopia 23,864 9.06667 38.5
57 Finote Selam, Ethiopia 23,574 10.7 37.2667
58 Metahara, Ethiopia 23,514 8.9 39.9167
59 Dodola, Ethiopia 23,227 6.98333 39.1833
60 Addiet Canna, Ethiopia 23,057 11.2667 37.4833
61 Adis Zemen, Ethiopia 22,633 12.1167 37.7833
62 Hagere Maryam, Ethiopia 22,216 5.63418 38.236
63 Bure, Ethiopia 22,149 10.7 37.0667
64 Robit, Ethiopia 20,790 12.0167 39.6333
65 Asaita, Ethiopia 20,453 11.5684 41.4387
66 Bedele, Ethiopia 20,404 8.456 36.353
67 Nejo, Ethiopia 20,277 9.5 35.5
68 Sebeta, Ethiopia 19,644 8.91667 38.6167
69 Bati, Ethiopia 19,371 11.1915 40.0168
70 Bonga, Ethiopia 19,084 7.28333 36.2333
71 Bako, Ethiopia 17,983 5.78333 36.5667
72 Yabelo, Ethiopia 17,930 4.88333 38.0833
73 Bedesa, Ethiopia 17,637 8.9 40.7833
74 Wenji, Ethiopia 17,231 8.45 39.2833
75 Ginir, Ethiopia 16,868 7.13952 40.7108
76 Gebre Guracha, Ethiopia 16,694 9.8 38.4
77 Bichena, Ethiopia 16,522 10.45 38.2
78 Gelemso, Ethiopia 16,176 8.81667 40.5167
79 Shambu, Ethiopia 15,465 9.56667 37.1
80 Abomsa, Ethiopia 15,369 9.98333 39.9833
81 Mizan Teferi, Ethiopia 14,113 6.99865 35.5888
82 Wendo, Ethiopia 13,056 6.6 38.4167
83 Huruta, Ethiopia 12,553 8.15 39.35
84 Hirna, Ethiopia 12,406 9.21667 41.1
85 Dejen, Ethiopia 11,850 10.1667 38.1333
86 Dabat, Ethiopia 11,655 12.9842 37.765
87 Awash, Ethiopia 11,526 8.98333 40.1667
88 Leku, Ethiopia 11,509 6.87309 38.4442
89 Gewane, Ethiopia 11,390 10.1666 40.6469
90 Lalibela, Ethiopia 11,263 12.0322 39.0476
91 Gidole, Ethiopia 10,847 5.65 37.3667
92 Debre Werk’, Ethiopia 10,690 10.6667 38.1667
93 Tulu Bolo, Ethiopia 10,642 8.66667 38.2167
94 Sirre, Ethiopia 10,200 8.31667 39.4833
95 Adis `Alem, Ethiopia 9,970 9.03333 38.4
96 Kofele, Ethiopia 9,754 7.06667 38.7833
97 Debre Sina, Ethiopia 9,520 9.84752 39.7603
98 Gore, Ethiopia 9,463 8.15 35.5333
99 Deder, Ethiopia 8,995 9.31168 41.443
100 Were Ilu, Ethiopia 7,747 10.5896 39.4377
101 Gedo, Ethiopia 7,610 9.01667 37.45
102 Sendafa, Ethiopia 7,437 9.15203 39.0233
103 Mega, Ethiopia 6,995 4.05 38.3
104 Hagere Selam, Ethiopia 5,280 6.48333 38.5167
105 Semera, Ethiopia 944 11.7934 41.0058

Ethiopia: Addis Ababa

The capital of Ethiopia is located exactly in the middle of the country. It lies at a tremendous height of 2200 to 3000 meters and is the third highest capital in the world. By the way, the highest capital is Quito in Ecuador at an altitude of 2850 meters. Addis Ababa is not only politically the capital, but also the economic center of the country. More than three million people live here.

Here modernity and poverty live side by side. The city is home to luxury hotels, shopping malls, the headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, schools, museums and much more. On the one hand, Addis Ababa is one of the most modern cities in Africa and a cosmopolitan city. On the other hand, there are many poor people living here.

Neighboring countries of Ethiopia

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