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Full nameNekemte
Official nameNekemte
Native nameNaqamtee (in Afaan Oromo)
Other nameLekemt
ZoneMisraq (East) Welega
Elevation6850.4 ft (2088 m)
Total Population103623 (2008)
Other information
Time zoneEAT (UTC+3)

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Nekemte ("Naqamtee" in Afan Oromo language; also called Lekemt) is a market town in western Ethiopia. Located in the Misraq Welega Zone of the Oromia Region (or kilil), Nekemte has a latitude and longitude of and an elevation of 2,088 meters.

Nekemte was the capital of the former Welega Province, and is home to a museum of Wollega Oromo culture. It is a burial place of Onesimoos Nasiib, a famous Oromo who translated the Bible to Oromo Language for the first time, in collaboration with Aster Geno. It is also the seat of an Apostolic Vicariate of the Roman Catholic Church. The Federal government has announced that a university will be built in Nekemte, one of 13 planned for the entire country in the immediate future. It is served by an airport (ICAO code HANK, IATA NEK).

Nekemte is at the center of the road network for south-western Ethiopia. The first major road dates to the early 1930s, with a road that extended from the capital Addis Ababa west through Addis Alem, although the road was passable only by lorries for the 255 kilometers between Addis Alem and Nekemte. A road connecting Nekemte to Gimbi, 110 kilometers in length, was part of the first stage of the Third Highway Program in 1963. Postal service for this city has been present as early as 1923. A branch of the Ethiopian Electric Light and Power Authority began providing electricity to the city by 1960. By 1957, phone service extended to the city.

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Ethiopian Athletics: Haile Gebrselassie announces return to running - EthioSports Tweet this news
EthioSports---Nekemte- - Just one week after he shocked the running world with his retirement announcement, after his midway withdrawal from the ING NY City Marathon race, ... - Date : Sun, 14 Nov 2010 16:30:56 GMT+00:00
Хайле Гебреселасие се завръща - Tweet this newsСветовният рекордьор в маратона запозна медиите и привържениците с решението си по време на състезанието “Great -Nekemte- Run" в Етиопи - Date : Mon, 15 Nov 2010 09:36:26 GMT+00:00
Brembate Sopra «...per l'Etiopia» tre artisti in aiuto delle Comboniane - L'Eco di Bergamo Tweet this news
L'Eco di Bergamo---...- collettiva “…per l'Etiopia” a sostegno delle Missionarie Comboniane a -Nekemte- nella provincia di Wollega, a 350 chilometri dalla capitale Adis Abeba. ... - Date : Tue, 16 Nov 2010 10:01:46 GMT+00:00
Gebrselassie pokračuje v kariére, chce uspieť na OH 2012 - Tweet this news nedeľu počas slávnostného otvorenia pretekov Great -Nekemte- Run v Etiópii oznámil, že bude súťažiť ďalej a jeho hlavným cieľom je uspieť na olympijských ... - Date : Mon, 15 Nov 2010 21:40:43 GMT+00:00
Lauf-Legende Gebrselassie erklärt Rücktritt vom Rücktritt - AFP Tweet this news
AFP---Nekemte- Marathon-Weltrekordler Haile Gebrselassie hat seinen Rücktritt vom Rücktritt erklärt und den Start bei den Olympischen Spielen 2012 in London als ... - Date : Mon, 15 Nov 2010 09:45:29 GMT+00:00
Gebrselassie rectifica de su decisión y volverá a competir - Europa Press Tweet this news
Europa Press--Asistió a la carrera en Wollega para dar la salida a los diez kilómetros de Great -Nekemte-. "Mientras tenga el deseo y la buena voluntad podría seguir ... - Date : Mon, 15 Nov 2010 11:34:53 GMT+00:00
Técnico afirma que recordista mundial da maratona desistiu de se aposentar - 24Horas News Tweet this news
24Horas News--Gebrselassie esteve em Wollega para promover a corrida Grande -Nekemte-, de 10 quilômetros, no domingo. "Desde que tenha vontade e disposição, ... - Date : Mon, 15 Nov 2010 21:55:28 GMT+00:00
Wer erblindet ist, wird zuerst operiert - Morgenweb Tweet this news
Morgenweb--Im November vergangenen Jahres war der Heppenheimer Augenchirurg zwei Wochen lang in der Stadt -Nekemte- gut 300 Kilometer westlich von Addis Abeba im Einsatz ... - Date : Wed, 07 Jul 2010 02:00:53 GMT+00:00

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