Kebena Woreda Administration

Kebena people are one of the ethnic groups in SNNPRS. Majority of the people live in Kebena woreda it is one of the Districts of Ethiopia|woreda in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region. This woreda is named after Kebena language|Kebena people. Kebena is bordered on the south by the Wabe Rive which separates it from Kokir Gedebano, Muhor Na Aklil, Ezha and Cheha, on the west by Abeshge, and on the north by the Oromia Region. It was part of former Goro, SNNPR (woreda)|Goro woreda. The majority of kebena people have been lives in Wolkite town and its surroundings.



The total land area of kebena woreda is estimated to be 28,300 square KM/hectare before predominately used for agrarian economy kebena woreda share geographic   boundaries with Oromiya region from the north Edja & Chaha, Abeshighe, Gutazere-Gudebano-welenn & Muhir Aklil woredas of Guraghe zone from south west and east respectively.   The climatic condition is mostly temperate type.

A cording to the 1999 population house hold census the total population of kebena people is projected to be 59,473 of which 29,530 male and 29.943 female with annual population growth 2.9% significant number of kebena community is expected to live different parts of Ethiopia like Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, Jimma and Saudi Arabia (abroad).


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