Bare (woreda)

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Bare (Somali: Barre) is one of the woredas in the Somali Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Afder Zone, Bare is bordered on the south by the Provisional Administrative Line with Somalia, on the west by Dolobay, on the north by Afder, and on the east by the Gode Zone. The major town in this woreda is Bare.


Based on the 2007 Census conducted by the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia (CSA), this woreda has a total population of 93,340, of whom 56,253 are men and 37,087 women. While 8,117 or 8.7% are urban inhabitants, a further 62,506 or 66.97% are pastoralists. 98.98% of the population said they were Muslim.[1] This woreda is primarily inhabited by the Awlihan, one of subdivisions of the Somali people.[2]

The 1997 national census reported a total population for this woreda of 80,797, of whom 46,319 were men and 34,478 were women; 5,124 or 6.34% of its population were urban dwellers. The largest ethnic group reported in Bare was the Somali people (99.94%).[3]


  1. ^ Census 2007 Tables: Somali Region Archived November 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., Tables 2.1, 2.4, 3.1 and 3.4.
  2. ^ Ayele Gebre-Mariam, The Critical Issue of Land Ownership[permanent dead link], Working Paper No. 2 (Bern: NCCR North-South, 2005), p. 37 (accessed 19 January 2009)
  3. ^ 1994 Population and Housing Census of Ethiopia: Results for Somali Region, Vol. 1 Archived November 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Tables 2.1, 2.12 (accessed 10 January 2009). The results of the 1994 census in the Somali Region were not satisfactory, so the census was repeated in 1997.

Coordinates: 5°10′N 43°45′E / 5.167°N 43.750°E / 5.167; 43.750