Sidama is a Zone in the Ethiopian Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR). Sidama is named for the Sidama people, whose homeland is located in this zone. Sidama is bordered on the south by the Oromia Region except for a short stretch in the middle where it shares a border with Gedeo, on the west by the Bilate River which separates it from Semien Omo, and on the north and east by the Oromia Region.
The administrative center for Sidama is Awasa; other towns include Irgalem and Wendo. The Central Statistical Agency (CSA) reported that 63,562 tons of coffee were produced in Sidama and Gideo combined in the year ending in 2005, based on inspection records from the Ethiopian Coffee and Tea authority. This represents 63% of the SNNPR's output and 28% of Ethiopia's total output. Based on figures from the CSA, in 2005 this zone has an estimated total population of 2,938,346, of whom 1,492,715 are men and 1,445,631 are women; 260,050 or 8.9% of its population are urban dwellers. With an estimated area of 6,832.85 square kilometers, Sidama has an estimated population density of 430.03 people per square kilometer. In the 1994 Census Sidama had a population of 2,044,836 in LESS
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