A city with Large Industrial Zone!

Kombolcha in Amhara Region (region) with it’s 93,605 citizens is a town in Ethiopia – about 158 mi (or 255 km) North-East of Addis Ababa, the country’s capital city.

Current time in Kombolcha is now 11:54 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named “Africa / Addis Ababa” with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger places might be interesting for you: Al Hudaydah,  Djibouti,  Uotie,  Sulul,  Sukaye  or  Semera.  While being here, make sure to check out T’it’a, Met’ene, Kombolcha, Irofo, Hwat’e and Aba Golja Ager as well. We know of 2 airports near Kombolcha. The clostest airport we found is Combolcha Airport (IATA: DSE) with a distance of 2 mi (or 3.5 km) West of the city centre of Kombolcha.


Tadesse Tamrat records that archeologists discovered “some remains of Christian settlements”, dated to the late first millennium of the current era.

When the missionary Johann Ludwig Krapf was led as a prisoner from Adare Bille’s capital to the Teledere House of the in April 1843 he passed Kombolcha, which he described as a village near the source of the Borkana River.

Kombolcha was described during the Italian occupation as having postal and telephone service, a clinic, a spaccio (“tobacco shop”), barrack village of the A.A.S.S. as well as other improvements intended for Italians.


Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Kombolcha has an estimated total population of 68,766 of whom 36,102 are men and 32,664 are women. The woreda has an estimated area of 8.66 square kilometers, which gives Kombolcha a density of 7,940.60 people per square kilometer.

The 1994 national census reported a total population for Kombolcha of 39,466 in 8,643 households, of whom 18,995 were men and 20,471 were women. The three largest ethnic groups reported in this town were the Amhara (41.34%), Tigrayan (15.85%), and the Oromo (45.29%); all other ethnic groups made up 0.52% of the population. Amharic was spoken as a first language by 93.02%, 5.2% Tigrinya, and 1.11% spoke Oromiffa; the remaining 0.67% spoke all other primary languages reported. The majority of the inhabitants were Muslim, with 57.42% of the population having reported they practiced that belief, while 41.71% of the population said they professed Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity.