Chena (woreda)


Chena (woreda)

Chena is one of the 77 woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. The name Chena comes from one of the provinces in the former Kingdom of Kaffa, which had had the provincial capital at Wacha.

Part of the Keficho Shekicho Zone, Chena is bordered on the south by the Bench Maji Zone, on the west by Yeki, on the north by Gesha, on the northeast by Ginbo, and on the southeast by Decha. Towns in Chena include Ahewa Bench, Bita Genet, Dimbira, Shishinda and Wacha.

The woreda covers part of the homeland of the Kafficho people.

Based on figures published by the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this woreda has an estimated total population of 221,636, of whom 112,576 were males and 109,060 were females; 23,353 or 10.54% of its population are urban dwellers, which is greater than the Zone average of 9.7%. With an estimated area of 1,871.72 square kilometers, Chena has an estimated population density of 118.4 people per square kilometer, which is greater than the Zone average of 81.9. [ [http://www.csa.gov.et/text_files/2005_national_statistics.htm CSA 2005 National Statistics] , Tables B.3 and B.4]

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