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Jinka

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Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. Located in the hills north of the Tama Plains, this town is the capital of the Debub Omo Zone of theSouthern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region currently Jinka is the center of Jinka town administration. Jinka has a latitude and longitudle of and an elevation of 1490 meters above sea level. It is one of the mostly known tourist destination place in the country. It is also called us the center for sixteen indigenous ethnic groups and other ethnic groups from the rest of the country.OverviewJinka is home to the German-funded South-Omo Museum and Research Center, and an airstrip (IATA code BCO). Postal service is provided by a main branch; electricity and telephone service are also available. Its market day is Saturday. The Mago National Park, 40 kilometers south by unpaved road, is a nearby attraction.The local clinic was reported in 1996 to be in the process of upgrading to hospital status, which would become the first in the Zone. According to the SNNPR's Bureau of Finance and Economic Development, Jinka's amenities include digital telephone access, postal service, electricity provided by a diesel generator, a bank and a hospital. Jinka increased its electrical service from 16 to 24 hours a day in May 2009 when the town obtained additional generators.DemographicsBased on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Jinka has an estimated total population of 22,475 of whom 11,774 are men and 10,701 are women. Previous population figures vary: the 1994 national census reported this town had a total population of 12,407 of whom 6,519 were men and 5,888 were women; another source states in 1993 there were a total of 9,520 inhabitants.
Jinka is in Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Jinka and add them to your vacation plans using our Ethiopia route app .
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