Fogera


Fogera

Fogera is one of the 105 woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Debub Gondar Zone, Fogera is bordered on the south by Dera, on the west by Lake Tana, on the north by Kemekem, and on the east by Farta. The major town in Fogera is Amed Ber.

Rivers in this woreda include the Gumara and Reb, which both drain into Lake Tana.

Based on figures published by the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this woreda has an estimated total population of 256,496, of whom 125,530 were males and 130,966 were females; 5,517 or 2.15% of its population are urban dwellers, which is less than the Zone average of 8.3%. With an estimated area of 1,095.00 square kilometers, Fogera has an estimated population density of 234.2 people per square kilometer, which is greater than the Zone average of 169.21. [ [http://www.csa.gov.et/text_files/2005_national_statistics.htm CSA 2005 National Statistics] , Tables B.3 and B.4]

Fogera is known as the birthplace of the well-known Ethiopian debarta and wit, Aleqa Gebre Hanna. The woreda was heavily affected by the flash floods in Ethiopia that started 6 September and receded by 26 September 2006. The heavy rain caused Lake Tana to overflow its banks, making thousands of people homeless. "Thousands of heads of cattle, whole silos of grain, and significant tracts of grazing and farmland have been washed away," according to IRIN. [ [http://www.irinnews.org/report.asp?ReportID=55426 "Finding shelter away from flooding"] ; [http://www.irinnews.org/report.asp?ReportID=55716 "Flood waters receding"] , both accessed 17 October 2006 (IRIN)]

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Fogera is one of the 105 woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Debub Gondar Zone, Fogera is bordered on the south by Dera, on the west by Lake Tana, on the north by Kemekem, and on the east by Farta. The major town in Fogera is Woreta.Rivers in this woreda include the Gumara and Reb, which both drain into Lake Tana.Based on figures published by the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this woreda has an estimated total population of 256,496, of whom 125,530 were males and 130,966 were females; 5,517 or 2.15% of its population are urban dwellers, which is less than the Zone average of 8.3%. With an estimated area of 1,095.00 square kilometers, Fogera has an estimated population density of 234.2 people per square kilometer, which is greater than the Zone average of 169.21. [1] Fogera is known as the birthplace of the well-known Ethiopian debarta and wit, Aleqa Gebre Hanna. The woreda was heavily affected by the flash floods in Ethiopia that started 6 September and receded by 26 September 2006. The heavy rain caused Lake Tana to overflow its banks, making thousands of people homeless. "Thousands of heads of cattle, whole silos of grain, and significant tracts of grazing and farmland have been washed away," according to IRIN. [2]


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