Jimma

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jimma

town, southwestern Ethiopia, 220 miles (353 km) by road southwest of Addis Ababa. It lies at an elevation of 5,740 feet (1,750 m) in a forested region known for its coffee plantations. Jima serves as the commercial centre for the region, handling coffee and other products. An agricultural school and an airport serve the town. Potassium and sodium nitrates are mined to the northeast. Pop. (1984 prelim.) 60,992.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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