Alemaya


Alemaya

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Alemaya is a town in east-central Ethiopia. Located in the Misraq Hararghe Zone of the Oromia Region, the town has a latitude and longitude of coord|9|23|40|N|42|00|40|E|region:ET-OR_type:city(15317)|display=inline,title with an elevation of 2047 meters above sea level.

Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Alemaya has an estimated total population of 15,317 of whom 7,796 were males and 7,521 were females. [ [http://www.csa.gov.et/text_files.2005_national_statistics.htm CSA 2005 National Statistics] , Table B.3] The 1994 national census reported this town had a total population of 8,560 of whom 4,228 were males and 4,332 were females. It is the largest of three towns in Haro Maya woreda.

Alemaya is home to Haramaya University (formerly Alemaya University). The University was originally established as an agricultural technical college, with assistance from Oklahoma State University. Although classes started 5 November 1956, the University was formally inaugurated by Emperor Hailde Selassie 16 January 1958. [ [http://130.238.24.99/library/resources/dossiers/local_history_of_ethiopia/A/ORTAK.pdf "Local History in Ethiopia"] (pdf) The Nordic Africa Institute website (accessed 21 December 2007)]

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