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Kurmuk is one of the 20 Districts of Ethiopia, or woredas, in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Asosa Zone, it is bordered by Sudan in the north and west, Sherkole in the east, Komesha in the southeast, and Asosa in the south.

This woreda is named after its only town, Kurmuk, Ethiopia. High points include Mounts Gule and Umbi.

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Districts of Ethiopia

Districts of Ethiopia

Districts of Ethiopia, also called woredas, are the third level of the administrative divisions of Ethiopia – after zones and the regional states.

Benishangul-Gumuz Region

Benishangul-Gumuz Region

Benishangul-Gumuz is a regional state in northwestern Ethiopia to the border of Sudan. It was previously known as Region 6. The region's capital is Assosa. Following the adoption of the 1995 constitution, the region was created from the westernmost portion of the Gojjam province, and the northwestern portion of the Welega Province. The name of the region comes from two peoples – Berta and Gumuz.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a landlocked country in the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east and northeast, Kenya to the south, South Sudan to the west, and Sudan to the northwest. Ethiopia has a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres. As of 2022, it is home to around 113.5 million inhabitants, making it the 13th-most populous country in the world and the 2nd-most populous in Africa after Nigeria. The national capital and largest city, Addis Ababa, lies several kilometres west of the East African Rift that splits the country into the African and Somali tectonic plates.

Asosa Zone

Asosa Zone

Assosa is a zone in Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia. This Zone was named after the Assosa Sultanate, which had approximately the same boundaries. Assosa is bordered on the south by the Mao-Komo special woreda, on the west by Sudan, and on the northeast by the Kamashi. The largest town in this zone is Assosa. Its highest point is Mount Bambasi, located in the woreda of the same name. The majority ethnic group in the zone is the Berta people.

Sudan

Sudan

Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It is bordered with the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west, Egypt to the north, Eritrea to the northeast, Ethiopia to the southeast, Libya to the northwest, South Sudan to the south and the Red Sea. It has a population of 45.70 million people as of 2022 and occupies 1,886,068 square kilometres, making it Africa's third-largest country by area, and the third-largest by area in the Arab League. It was the largest country by area in Africa and the Arab League until the secession of South Sudan in 2011, since which both titles have been held by Algeria. Its capital city is Khartoum and its most populous city is Omdurman.

Sherkole

Sherkole

Sherkole is one of the 20 Districts of Ethiopia, or woredas, in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Asosa Zone, it is bordered by Menge on the south, Kurmuk on the west, by Sudan on the north, and Kamashi Zone on the east.

Komesha

Komesha

Komesha is one of the 20 Districts of Ethiopia, or woredas, in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Asosa Zone, it is bordered by the Asosa on the south, Kurmuk on the northwest and Menge on the east. The largest settlement in this woreda is Komesha. Sherkole refugee camp housing 9,526 displaced people from Sudan and South Sudan, is also located in Komesha.

Asosa (woreda)

Asosa (woreda)

Asosa is a woreda in Benishangul-Gumuz Region, Ethiopia. Part of the Asosa Zone, it is bordered by Kurmuk and Komesha in the north, by Menge in the northeast, by Oda Buldigilu in the east, by Bambasi in the southeast, by Mao-Komo special woreda in the south and by Sudan in the west. This Woreda is named after its largest settlement, Asosa. Rivers include the Yabus and its tributary the Buldidine. One of the highest points in Asosa is Mount Bange.

Kurmuk, Ethiopia

Kurmuk, Ethiopia

Kurmuk is a town in western Ethiopia. Located in the Asosa Zone of the Benishangul-Gumuz Region, Kurmuk has a latitude and longitude of 10.557192°N 34.295485°E with an elevation of 653 meters above sea level.

Demographics

The 2007 national census reported a total population for this woreda of 16,734, of whom 8,604 were men and 8,130 were women; 553 or 3.31% of its population were urban dwellers. The majority of the inhabitants said they were Moslem, with 95.77% of the population reporting they observed this belief, while 3.91% of the population practised Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity.[1]

Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this woreda has an estimated total population of 14,206, of whom 7,154 are men and 7,052 are women; 554 or 3.90% of the population are urban dwellers.[2] With an estimated area of 1,434.07 square kilometers, Kurmuk has a population density of 9.9 people per square kilometer which is less than the Zone average of 19.95.

The 1994 national census reported a total population for this woreda of 10,614 in 2,290 households, of whom 5,365 were men and 5,249 were women; 322 or 3.03% of its population were urban dwellers. The largest ethnic group reported in Kurmuk was the Berta with 94.4% of the population; a similar share speak Berta (98.3%), and 98.3% of the population said they were Muslim. Concerning education, 14.39% of the population were considered literate, which is less than the Zone average of 18.49%; 13.74% of children aged 7–12 were in primary school; 4.56% of the children aged 13–14 were in junior secondary school; and a negligible number of the inhabitants aged 15–18 were in senior secondary school. Concerning sanitary conditions, 4.8% of the urban houses and 5.4% of all houses had access to safe drinking water at the time of the census; 39.2% of the urban and 8.4% of all houses had toilet facilities.[3]

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Islam in Ethiopia

Islam in Ethiopia

Islam is the second-largest religion in Ethiopia behind Christianity, with 31.3 to 35.9 percent of the total population of around 113.5 million people professing the religion as of 2022.

Berta people

Berta people

The Berta (Bertha) or Funj are an ethnic group living along the border of Sudan and Ethiopia. They speak a Nilo-Saharan language that is not related to those of their Nilo-Saharan neighbors. Their total Ethiopian population is about 183,000 people.

Berta language

Berta language

Berta proper, a.k.a. Gebeto, is spoken by the Berta in Sudan and Ethiopia.

Education in Ethiopia

Education in Ethiopia

Education in Ethiopia was dominated by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church for many centuries until secular education was adopted in the early 1900s. Prior to 1974, Ethiopia had an estimated illiteracy rate below 50% and compared poorly with the rest of Africa in the provision of schools and universities. After the Ethiopian Revolution, emphasis was placed on increasing literacy in rural areas. Practical subjects were stressed, as was the teaching of socialism. By 2015, the literacy rate had increased to 49.1%, still poor compared to most of the rest of Africa.

Water supply and sanitation in Ethiopia

Water supply and sanitation in Ethiopia

Access to water supply and sanitation in Ethiopia is amongst the lowest in Sub-Saharan Africa and the entire world. While access has increased substantially with funding from foreign aid, much still remains to be done. Some factors inhibiting the achievement of these goals are the limited capacity of water bureaus in the country's nine regions, two city administrations and water desks in the 770 districts of Ethiopia (woredas); insufficient cost recovery for proper operation and maintenance; and different policies and procedures used by various donors, notwithstanding the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.

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Notes
  1. ^ Census 2007 Tables: Benishangul-Gumuz Region Archived 2010-11-14 at the Wayback Machine, Tables 2.1 and 3.4.
  2. ^ CSA 2005 National Statistics Archived 2008-07-31 at the Wayback Machine, Tables B.3 and B.4
  3. ^ 1994 Population and Housing Census of Ethiopia: Results for Benishangul-Gumuz Region, Vol. 1 Archived 2008-11-20 at the Wayback Machine, Tables 2.1, 2.9, 2.12, 2.15, 2.19, 3.5, 3.7, 6.11, 6.13 (accessed 5 January 2009)

Coordinates: 10°30′N 34°20′E / 10.500°N 34.333°E / 10.500; 34.333

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