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Regional state
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Oromia Cultural Center, Irreechaa, Sof Omar Caves, Wonchi Lake, Bale Mountains National Park and Lake Shalla
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Official seal of Oromia
Map of Ethiopia showing Oromia
Map of Ethiopia showing Oromia
CountryOromia Ethiopia
Official languageOromo
CapitalAddis Ababa (Finfinne)[a]
 • Chief AdministratorShimelis Abdisa (Prosperity Party)
 • Total353,690 km2 (136,560 sq mi)
 • Rank1st
 • Total35,467,001[1]
 • Rank1st
DemonymOromo or Oromian
Time zoneEAT
ISO 3166 codeET-OR
HDI (2019)0.470[2]
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Oromia (Amharic:ኦሮሚያ) (Oromo: Oromiyaa) is a regional state in Ethiopia and the homeland of the Oromo people.[3] Oromia capital city is Addis Ababa (Oromo: Finfinne), however Adama serves as the meeting place of the regional government. Oromia is the largest region in Ethiopia.

It is bordered by the Somali Region to the east; the Amhara Region, the Afar Region and the Benishangul-Gumuz Region to the north; Dire Dawa to the northeast; the South Sudanese state of Upper Nile, Gambela Region, South West Ethiopia Region, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region and Sidama Region to the west; the Eastern Province of Kenya to the south; as well as Addis Ababa as an enclave surrounded by a Special Zone in its centre and the Harari Region as an enclave surrounded by East Hararghe in its east.

In August 2013, the Ethiopian Central Statistics Agency projected the 2022 population of Oromia as 35,467,001;[1] making it the largest regional state by population. It is also the largest regional state covering 253,690 square kilometres (97,950 sq mi)[4] Oromia is the world's 42nd most populous subnational entity,[citation needed] and the most populous subnational entity in Africa.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b Population Projection of Ethiopia for All Regions At Wereda Level from 2014 – 2018. Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Central Statistical Agency. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Oromia Region, Ethiopia". Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  4. ^ Research on Covid-19 Responses and its Impact on Minority and Indigenous Communities in Ethiopia (PDF), September 2020

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Oromia International Bank

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