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Daroor woreda (Somali: Daroor, also spelled Darror, daror , Darar,[1] Ge'ez ዳሮር) is one of the woredas of the Somali Region of Ethiopia. It was announced in 2010 by the president of the Somali Region.[2] Part of the Degehabur Zone, Daroor is bordered on the south by Gunagadow, on the west by Aware, on the north by the Harshin woreda, on the northeast by Somalia, and on the east by Misraq Gashamo. Towns in the woreda include Daroor, Kam Aboker, Shabeele, Higlada, Ina guxaa, Waba-cado and Rabaso. Daror is located on a significant route for the cattle trade of the Ethiopia/Somalia region.

History

In 2005 Daroor had 14,016 inhabitants, according to the Ethiopian Central Statistical Agency.[3] In 1997 of 9,397 inhabitants 99,47% of these were Somali, and 50 residents were from other ethnic groups.[4] In 1988 a refugee camp was set up for Somalis. The refugee camp housed predominantly members of the Habar-Yunis-Garhajis and Habar-Ia'lo-Iisaaq clans from nearby northern Somalia. The camp was poorly equipped. The camp's population fell from around 32.000 on 12.000 in September 1994. After renewed fighting in November, the population rose to 49.000.[5] At the end of 2001 / the beginning of 2002 the camp was closed after most refugees voluntarily went home.[6]

The economy of the place was strongly affected when the Saudi Arabian 1998 import of cattle from northeast Africa stopped.[7]

Demographics

Based on the 2007 Census conducted by the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia, Daroor had a population of 96,011, of whom 52,650 are men and 43,361 women. While 16,519 or 17.21% are urban inhabitants, a further 52,383 or 54.56% are pastoralists. 99.21% of the population said they were Muslim. The woreda is inhabited by the Eidagale Isaaq clan.

The 1997 national census reported a population of 103,337, of whom 55,839 were men and 47,498 were women; 22,518 or 21.79% of its population were urban dwellers. The largest ethnic group reported was the Somali.

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