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TIKUR ENCHINI is one of the woredas in the Oromia Region
Oromia Region
of Ethiopia . Part of the Mirab Shewa Zone , it is bordered on the southwest by Nono , on the northwest by Cheliya , on the northeast by Ambo , and on the southeast by the Debub Mirab (Southwest) Shewa Zone . The major town in Tikur Enchini is Tikur Enchini.

DEMOGRAPHICS

The 2007 national census reported a total population for this woreda of 71,417, of whom 35,420 were men and 35,997 were women; 4,358 or 6.1% of its population were urban dwellers. The majority of the inhabitants said they practised Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity
Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity
, with 44.05% of the population reporting they observed this belief, while 39.35% of the population were Protestant , and 16.06% practiced traditional religions.

Based on figures published by the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this woreda has an estimated total population of 97,639, of whom 50,088 are men and 47,551 are women; 3,595 or 3.68% of its population are urban dwellers, which is less than the Zone average of 12.3%. With an estimated area of 538.13 square kilometers, Tikur has an estimated population density of 181.4 people per square kilometer, which is greater than the Zone average of 152.8.

The 1994 national census reported a total population for this woreda of 70,456, of whom 34,518 were men and 35,938 women; 2,015 or 2.86% of its population were urban dwellers at the time. The two largest ethnic groups reported in Tikur were the Oromo (97.93%), and the Amhara (1.53%); all other ethnic groups made up 0.54% of the population. Oromiffa was spoken as a first language by 99.42%. The majority of the inhabitants professed Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity
Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity
, with 84.7% of the population reporting they practiced that belief, while 9.01% of the population said they practiced traditional beliefs, and 6.01% were Protestant .

NOTES

* ^ 2007 Population and Housing Census of Ethiopia: Results for Oromia Region, Vol. 1, Tables 2.1, 2.5, 3.4 (accessed 13 January 2012) * ^ CSA 2005 National Statistics, Tables B.3 and B.4 * ^ 1994 Population and Housing Census of Ethiopia: Results for Oromia Region, Vol. 1, part 1, Tables 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.20 (accessed 6 April 2009)

Coordinates : 8°45′N 37°40′E / 8.750°N 37.667°E / 8.750; 37.667

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Woredas of the Mirab Shewa Zone

FORMER WOREDAS

* Ambo (former)

CURRENT WOREDAS

* Abuna Ginde Beret * Adda Berga * Ambo Town * Ambo Zuria * Bako Tibe * Cheliya * Dano * Dendi * Ejerie * Elfata * Ginde Beret * Jeldu * Jibat *