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Abbaa Jifar Palace
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AVOCADO PRODUCTION AT JIMMA
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COFFEE PREPARED FOR PLANTATION
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PRODUCTION OF HONEY BY MODERN HIVE
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HONEY PRODUCTION IN JIMMA
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WINTER WHEAT PRODUCTION
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ORIGION OF cOFFEE
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QONNA KEENYA AMMAYYEESSUU
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PROJECT INNAGURATION
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ENJOY WITH JIMMA COFFE
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SEKA WATER FALL
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CLASTER OF BANANA PRODUCTION IN JIMMA ZONE
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THE RESULT OF CLUSTERING BANANA
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KATTA MUDUGA THE HISTORICAL ORIGION PLACE OF COFFE ARABICA
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Historical Background Of Jimma Zone

The present  Jimma Administrative zone resumes its historical origin more or less from  the growing small states of the Gibe basin formed at the  late 16th and early 17th  century .The five main states formed during  those times along this basin were Limmu Enariya ,Jimma ,Gomma ,Gumay and Gera states .The establishment of these states had been  possible by the day’s activities such as

  • Growing and expanding sedentary type of agricultural transformation.
  • The growing capacity of local industries and
  • Important local and long distance trade that flourished in the region /zone.

The zone was economically and socially strong relative to other  parts of the region because of the following reasons:

  • Its potential for effective supply and route of the predominant exportable items.
  • Its geographical and Economic importance as trade for import and export.
  • Its importance for the spread of Islamic religion  during the 19th century.

In the five kingdoms of Gibe states, the type of administrative structure established during the period had taken the form of hierarchy that puts the “Moti” (King) at the very top and the  domains of his council. Abba Koros and Abba gandas etc at its bottom i.e.  Each state being politically independent of each other and hence each kingdom divided into its many small districts named Koros. These Koros headed by governors known by Abba Koros.  The Social Class or individuals that had smaller power than Abba Koros were called abba gandas who were responsible for collection of taxes from land owners or peasants. The responsibility of legal and court affairs were given to the government appointed officials called Abba Mizamu. (Adapted from Socio-Economic Profile of Jimma Zone; May,1997 E.C).

THE FIVE MAIN GIBESTATES OF JIMMA :Limmu Enariya –It shared its eastern border with the Kingdom of Jimma, its southern border with the Kingdom of Gomma and its western border with the Kingdom of Gumma. Beyond its northern border lay tribes of the Macha Oromo. Accordingly, this region comprises the present district Limmu Seka, Limmu Kossa,Chora Botor and Botor Tolay.

Gumma state was a kingdom in the Gibe region of Ethiopia that emerged in the 18th century. Its eastern border was formed by the bend of the Didessa River, which separated it from (proceeding downstream to upstream) Limmu-Ennarea to the northeast, and the kingdoms of Gomma and Gera to the south.

Gomma shared its northern border with Limmu-Ennarea, its western border with Gumma, its southern border with Gera, and its eastern border with Jimma. Its capital was Agaro. This former kingdom was mostly located in an undulating valley; its extent is roughly the same as the modern woreda of Gomma.

 Jimma:  Abba Magal stated the process of state formation of Jimma, the Father of Abba JifarI (Guda).  During his regime the center of administration was called hirmata.  Abba Jifar Guda, who was the first king that introduced the kingdom and became strong ruler in 1830 and in this time that the people of the zone embraced Islam.  In  1850, after the death of Abba Jifar I, his eldest son Abba Gomol favored to ascend the throne.  His regime was known for the boundary extension and the connecting of people of other localities with the ruling families. After the death of Abba Gomol in 1878, Abba Jifar II came to power and took political and administrative responsibility.

  1. V. Gera: The kingdom of Gera is affirmed to be created by Gunji, a wise and powerful King of the time. Gera is assumed to take its full state structure during the regime of King Abba Bosso.

The five Gibe states had brought to liquidation except the Jimma state by the northern states of Ethiopia and so that Abba Jifar remained more or less continuously with pavement of annual tributes.  During the Italian invasion, Jimma was an administrative center for southern and south western area of the country.  When the Italians left the country in 1940, Jimma and its surrounding areas turned to be ruled under the central government of Ethiopia .The present Sigimo, Setema and Western part of  Gomma district (The then Gumay district) were administered under Illu-Abba Bora province.

(Adapted from Socio-Economic Profile of Jimma Zone; May, 1997).

Jimma is one of the known regions of Oromia in the past years by its culture and historical heritage and also has experienced good market structures with its neighboring weredas such as Seka, Hirmata, Bonga, Asendabo and Gumay were the known market sites for the people during the previous years.  The known market commodities were Coffee, Skins, Spices , and Ivory (Elephant Teeth ).  The main cause of peoples coming to Jimma for market is that the area was comfortable for different market and also the climate of the area was good ,  there are also attractive historical sites such as Abba Jiffar’s Palace ,flowing water and others .  Before the year 1988, the vast majority of the current Jimma zone land was united under Jimma or Keffa province and zone of Illubabor province.  While during the year 1988, with the formation of Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, area under Jimma; Limmu part, Keffa province and the whole Illubabor province were structured in a newly manner and form Illubabor administrative region with its capital at Jimma.

Illubabor administrative region was continued until the end of 1991 considering Jimma town as a capital of the administrative region.  However, during the transitional period, 1992 with the formation of federal government, Jimma zone had lost the majority of Illubabor area and form one of the 12 Zones of Oromia national regional states of the time with Jimma town as capital. Now a days Oromiya is of 21 zones one of which is Jimma Zone.

The Zone extends between 70o13 – 8o56 north latitudes and 35049 -38038 east latitudes. It is located in the south western part of Oromiya National regional state. It is bordered by  East Wollega zone in the North, with East shawa zone and Southwest Shawa zone in North East, with SNNP administration in the South East and South part, and with   Illubabor zone in the West.

Because of geographical locations i.e. [near to the largest market centers like Finfinne and Welliso), the zone has a great advantage for accessing the local products to the market and creates favorable condition for the provision of the demanded commodities to the communities. On the basis of the recent form of the border, Jimma zone has a total surface area of 18,696.7 km2 at which  all area were under land body. The zone constitutes nearly 5.4% of the regional total surface area. Limu Seka, Sigmo and Gera become to the widest districts of the zone while Botor Toley, Secka Chekorsa, Mana and Gumay districts share the smallest areas of the zone. Limmu Secka is the widest districts of the zone that does have more than Three fold than those small districts.

  • Currently, the zone is divided into 20 Rural districts and 2 Urban Centers and local administration (Jimma) at which the former entities have been consisted of 516 peasant associations. It has 31 urban centers (Towns with more than 2000 populations). Jimma town is the capital of the zone.

ChoraBotor

Botor Tolay

Dedo

Mancho

Gera

Gomma

Gumay

Kersa

Limu Kosa

Limu Seka

     Nadhi Gibe

   Omo Nada

Omo Beeyyam

Setema

Seka Chokorsa

Shabe Somboo

Sokoru

Sigmo

Nadi Gibee

Nono Benja

 

 

Agaro Town 

Limu Gannet Town

Aba Jifar Palace is the most important heritage site in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia, and a symbol of Oromia cultural identity. Located on the outskirts of the city of Jimma, the capital of the region, the current Palace was built by King Aba Jifar II in the 1880s on a site located seven kilometers north of Jimma and chosen by the King’s father. At 2,000 meters above sea level, the site was selected for its commanding location, from which it was possible to monitor enemy movements, and because it was above the malaria-prone low lands of the town center. The Kingdom of Jimma grew to prominence due to its control of the caravan routes with the Kingdom of Kaffa to the south, and its connection to ports on the northern Somali coast, which linked it to major trade routes crossing the Indian Ocean. King Aba Jifar II’s father was the first ruler of Jimma to embrace Islam. The Oromia Region is now predominantly Muslim, and the Palace is considered a symbol of the origin of Islam in the region. The Palace is the oldest, largest and best preserved surviving example of traditional wooden architecture in Jimma. It is a fusion of traditional building technology from south-western Ethiopia and the Indo-Arab architectural style, which was common in settlements around the Indian Ocean. There are strong stylistic parallels between architectural features at the Palace and Indian mercantile architecture found in Zanzibar and along the mainland coast of East Africa. Other wooden buildings in Addis Ababa and elsewhere in Ethiopia were built in the Indo-Arab style, but none combined this style with traditional southern-Ethiopian building traditions. The Palace is an important indicator of cultural and mercantile links between the highlands of Ethiopia and the outside world. Although Aba Jifar Palace is a highly important structure in Oromia, and a protected historic monument in Ethiopia, its condition is a cause of serious concern. Many of the decorative wooden elements such as fascia boards, column capitals and decorated brackets, which give the structure its cultural and historical character, are disintegrating. A restoration project carried out in the past decade replaced damaged decorative elements with unsympathetic reproductions that detract from the site’s authenticity. There is evidence of subsidence in the masonry super-structure of the Palace and mosque, and much of the interior is in very poor condition. With the support of from the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, WMF began a project at Aba Jifar Palace in November 2018 to lay the groundwork for a comprehensive conservation exercise at the site. With a focus on developing timber conservation methodologies and implementing trainings in timber conservation, this project will support urgent conservation work at the site.

Abiyi Ahmed(PHD)

Ethiopan Prime Minister Dr.Abiyi ahmd Ali

Jimma Zone is the Birth Place of Ethiopian Prime Minister DrAbiyi Ahmed specifically at Beshasha Town

Beshasha is a town  located in the Gomma woreda near Agaro, which is a part of the Jimma Zone in the Oromia Region. The town is well known for being the birthplace of Ethiopian prime minister and 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed.

"BULCHUUN NAGEENYA"

JECHUUN HOJII NAGEENYAA FI MISOOMAA BOONSAA HOJJACHAA JIRU !


BULCHAA GODINA JIMMAA


KAB. OBBO TIJJAANII NAASIR





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#Kan_jalqabne_ni_xumurra!

Godina Jimmaatti Ijaarsi Galma Giddu Gala Aadaa Shanan Gibee Bu'uuruma Woliigaltee Keenyaatiin Cimee Hojjatamaa Jira Jedhan Wolitti Qabaan Koree Projektii Fi I/A Bulchaa Godina Jimmaa Obbo Yuusuf Shaaroo!

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Higher Managements (Organizing Committee) Of Jimma Zone

Obbo Tijjaanii Naasir
Obbo Yuusuf Shaaroo
Obbo Masarat Hayluu
Obbo Warquu Boggaalee
Aadde Najaat Kadiir

DIZAAYINII GALMA GIDDU GALA SEENAA AADAA SHANAN GIBEE(shenan gibe cultural center hall design)

JIMMA LAFA ARGAMA BUNAABUNAA FI NAGAA HIN DHABINAA
(jimma the origion land of coffeeArabica )

total Populations live in jimma Zone

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Ergama:-Sirna Kominikeeshinii bi'a qabeessa diriirsuudhaan mootummaa fi ummata giddutti wal hubannaa jaarii uumuu
Mul'ata :- Bara 2022tti ummata ejjennoo mootummaa irratti hubannoo sirrii argatee imala badhaadhinaa eegale arguu
Duudhaalee:-madda odeeffannoo amanamaa ta'uu-jijjiiramaaf dhaabbachuu-dursanii agamuu-danoomina kabajuu-iftoomina qabaachuu-ilaafi ilaameen hojjachuu

some of Tourist Attraction Area In Jimma Zone

Masaraa Moottii Abbaa Jifaar

  1. Masaraan Abbaa Jifaar umurii dheera kan qabu ta’e,mootiin  Abbaa Jifaar 1ffaa Abbaa Jifaar 2ffaan masaraa kan keessa ta’anii biyyaa bulchaa turan. Akkaataan ijaarsa Masaraan kanaa  qaroomina Jimmaa keessatti iddoo guddaa kan qabuufi gamoon isaa ammas kan nama hawwatuudha.

Finca'aa Gibee

Fincaa’aan gibe nannoon isaa bosonaan kan haguugame ta’ee, hawwatuummaa olaanaa waan qabuuf lammiilee biyya keessaafi alaatiin baayyinaan kan daawwatamaa jiruudha. Aanaa Saqqaa Coqorsaa keessatti argama. Finfinnee irraa Km 370 fagaatee argama. Magaalaa Jimmaa irraa Km 24 fagaatee argama

 

 


Haroo calalaqii

Haroon calalaqii haroo uumamaa ta’e bishaan ballina lafaa hek. 54 irratti dabali’ee argama. Haroon kun roobii,qurxummii fi allaattiwwan babbareeduu gosa adda addaatu argama. Aanaa Cooraa Botor keessatti argama.Finfinnee irraa Km 466 fagaatee argama. Magaalaa Jimmaa irraa Km 120 fagaatee argama

 

Koobiin Daraar Abbaltii



Koobiin Daraar Abbaltii kan argamu  Godina Jimmaa Aanaa Sokorruutti ganda Abbaltii keessatti kan argamuu

koobiin kun Iddoowwan hawwata Turizimii Aanaan Sokorruu Qabdu keessaa baayyee Hawwataa kan ta’eedha

If You Choose Jimma you will Satisfy by your choice

Enjoy with Jimmaa coffee

The Land of Honey

Abba Jifar Palace

Top Hotel Service At Jimma

1.CENTRAL HOTEL

2.HONEY LAND HOTEL

3.TOURIST HOTEL

 

4.BONI HOTEL

5.AWETU GRAND HOTEL

6.ARAMAIC HOTEL




 

 

7.SYF HOTEL 

8.DOLOLO HOTEL

9.LALO HOTEL