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Ethiopia Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 62,370   Population 2000 (UN '000) 62,908
Area (km2) 1,123,714   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 46
Number of Administrative Units 523   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 119
Number of Urban Extents 206   Number of Settlement Points 407

Ethiopia Details

Continent Africa
Country Name Ethiopia
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 3.0
Leve1 Type Region
Level2 Type Zone
Level3 Type Wereda
Number of Units 523
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 119
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 1994
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 47,102
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 54,911
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 62,370
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 47,509
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 55,385
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 62,908
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 1,123,714
Average Input Resolution (km) 46
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 407
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 2,723,369
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,261
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 19,405
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 206
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 587
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 3
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 25
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 5,174
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 2,594,067
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,205
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 36,886
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 7,598,531
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 0%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 11%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 16%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 42
Regression-estimated Extents 348
Digital Chart of the World 3
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
1994 data downloaded from the United Nations Development Programme Emergencies Unit for Ethiopia (UNDP-EUE) databases: .
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Boundary data were provided by Patrick Gordon, Mine Information Advisor, UNDP Mine Action Advisory Team.
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
AFCities, Data provided by Uwe Deichman at the World Bank; City Population,; THE 1994 POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS OF ETHIOPIA, Census Bureau; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
AFCities, Columbia Gazetteer, NIMA, Times Atlas of the World, 1, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Localities with 2,000 inhabitants or more.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Population for ?Dire Dawa Town? was added to ?Gurgura Wereda? as the town population from the census is within this unit; ?Mekele Wereda? was relabeled in the census data from Region 1, Zone 4, Wereda 9 to Region 1, Zone 5, Wereda 1 to match spatial data; For the two regions that had no census data, population for the units was estimated based on input data used in GPW version 2 for the years 1984-86. Several units in these regions did not match spatially. The new and old units were intersected and population was allocated proportionally to the new areas. 1994 population data were extrapolated to target years using growth rates derived from United Nations national level estimates and projections.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
?Komesha Wereda? was manually split from ?Asosa Wereda? based on the map from: .