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Abichuna Gne'a ("Abichu and Gne'a") is one of the 180 woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. This woreda is named in part for the Abichu Oromo. Part of the Semien Shewa Zone, Abichuna Gne'a is bordered on the south by Kembibit, on the west by Wuchalena Jido, and on the north and east by the Amhara Region. The major town in Abichuna Gne'a is Mendida.

Two-time Olympic marathon champion Abebe Bikila was born in this woreda, in the village of Jato near Mendida.

Demographics

Based on figures published by the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this woreda has an estimated total population of 82,565, of whom 41,003 are men and 41,562 are women; 4,502 or 5.45% of its population are urban dwellers, which is less than as the Zone average of 9.5%. With an estimated area of 627.82 square kilometers, Abichuna Gne'a has an estimated population density of 131.5 people per square kilometer, which is less than the Zone average of 143.[1]

The 1994 national census reported a total population for this woreda of 59,340, of whom 29,631 were men and 29,709 women; 2,522 or 4.25% of its population were urban dwellers at the time. The two largest ethnic groups reported in Abichuna Gne'a were the Oromo (69.99%), and the Amhara (29.69%); all other ethnic groups made up 0.32% of the population. Oromiffa was spoken as a first language by 70.07%, and 29.84% spoke Amharic; the remaining 0.09% spoke all other primary languages reported. The majority of the inhabitants professed Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, with 99.09% of the population reporting they practiced that belief.[2]

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