Ethiopia has over 71 cities/towns within her country. Most towns in Ethiopia has more than 50,000 people inhabiting each city. Let’s take a look at some of their cities and towns:
- Gondar: Gondar is located in Amhara region, Semien Gondar zone to be précised. Gondar has over 299,696 population of persons living within it. It has an elevation of 2133 meters with a longitude of 37038’E and latitude of about 12036’N. it has a total landmass of 192.27km2. according to Koppen Geiger climate system of classification ha, the Gondar climate is humid subtropical and subtropical high land.
- Jimma: Jimma Abajiofor City found in Oromin has a total 207,573 number of persons inhabiting the city. Jimma city has its co-ordinates as 7041’N 36050’E. Jimma city housed the greatest market in the South-West part of Ethiopia in the 1960’s. according to Koppen system of climatic classification has a tropical monsoon climate and also harbours an annual wet season in the month of March through October.
- Bahir Dar: Bahir Dar just like Jimma has a special zone. Bahir Dar is one of the leading city that attracts tourists to them. Bahir Dar was previously the capital city of the West Gojjam. Bahir Dar has a longitude of 370 23’E and latitude of about 11036’N. it has a landmass of 28km2 and its estimated population of about 750,991 inhabitants. Its temperature is usually very warm. The most beautiful tourist centre is the Blue Nile falls but water rises more here in the rainy season. The city also houses its University known as Bahir Dar University. It also has a Bahir Dar stadium that would contain about 60,000 persons. The city is also denoted by the colourful flower and a variety of palm trees all lined up along its avenue. Bahir Dar was able to resolve the rapid urbanization challenges they had in the previous years, no wonder they were awarded the UNESCO cities for peace prize in 2002.
Now amidst all the beautiful cities of Ethiopia, there is the most crowded which is the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. Addis Ababa is also known as Finfinnee in Oromio language which means natural spring. Addis Ababa is not only the most crowded city but the largest as well, with a landmass of about 527km2. It has its co-ordinates as 901’48’N 38042’44’E. Addis Ababa houses the variety of tourist centre which is the zoo, the Addis Ababa University, the Hager Fikir Theatre, light rail transport system. It is very much overpopulated with over 13 million inhabitants.