Oromiya National Regional State is one of the Regional States in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Geographically, the Region extends from 3o24'20"– 10o23'26"N latitudes and 34o07'37"-42o58'51"E longitudes. It shares borderlines with all the Regional States in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, except Tigray. It also shares international borderlines with the Republic of the Sudan (with 66 km borderline) in the west and Kenya Republic (with 521km) in the south (BoFED, 2008). See Fig. below.
The Size and Shape of the Region
Oromia National Regional State is the largest Regional state Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The total area of the Region is 363,136 km2, accounting for about 34.3 percent of the total area of the country. Administratively, the Region is divided into 18 administrative zones, 304 woredas (out of which 39 are towns structured with the level of woredas and 265 rural woredas), more than 6,342 farmer and 482 urban dwellers Kebeles. For more .......