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Jimma

Administration
Full nameJimma
Official nameJimma
Native nameጂማ
CountryEthiopia
RegionOromia
ZoneJimma
Demography
Total Population159009 (2005)
Other information
Time zoneEAT (UTC+3)
Area code47

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Jimma, also Jima, (Italian Gimma) is the largest city in southwestern Ethiopia. Located in the Jimma Zone of the Oromia Region, it has a latitude and longitude of . The town was the capital of Kaffa Province until the province was dissolved. Prior to the 2007 census, Jimma was reorganized administratively as a special Zone.

Herbert S. Lewis states that in the early 1960s it was "the greatest market in all of southwestern Ethiopia. On a good day in the dry season it attracts up to thirty thousand people."


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