- Wukro (woreda)
Wukro is one of the 36
woredas in the Tigray Regionof Ethiopia. Part of the Misraqawi Zone, Wukro is bordered on the south by the Debubawi (Southern) Zone, on the west by the Mehakelegnaw (Central) Zone, on the north by Hawzen, and on the east by Atsbi Wenberta. Towns in Wukro include Agula, Tsigeredaand Wukro.
There are several local
monolithic churches in this woreda. These include Wukro Chirkos (at the edge of Wukro town), Abreha we Atsbeha, and Minda'e Mikael. [Described in Philip Briggs, "Ethiopia: The Bradt Travel Guide", 3rd edition (Chalfont St Peters: Bradt, 2002), p. 258-260.] The village of Negashis also an important local landmark.
Based on figures published by the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this woreda has an estimated total population of 121,260, of whom 62,043 were males and 59,217 were females; 34,632 or 28.56% of its population are urban dwellers, which is less than the Zone average of 19.6%. With an estimated area of 987.83 square kilometers, Wukro has an estimated population density of 122.8 people per square kilometer, which is less than the Zone average of 141.59. [ [http://www.csa.gov.et/text_files/2005_national_statistics.htm CSA 2005 National Statistics] , Tables B.3 and B.4]
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