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Table 2 Agroecology and socio-demography of the study area

From: Ethnobotanical investigation of medicinal plants in Buska Mountain range, Hamar district, Southwestern Ethiopia

Name of the study villages Altitude range Socio-demographics Type of agro-ecology exist
Population Ethnicity in % Religion in %
Gedbak 1324–1731 1672 Hamar = 70
Kara = 16
Erbore = 9
Other = 5
Christian = 20
Muslim = 3
Others = 77
Mainly low land
Zegerma 982–1521 1622 Hamar = 82
Kara = 11
Erbore = 5
Other = 2
Christian = 18
Muslim = 7
Others = 75
Lowland with some escarpment
Kufar 1126–1845 1822 Hamar = 76
Kara = 7
Erbore = 6
Other = 11
Christian = 14
Muslim = 1
Others = 85
Lowland with some escarpment
Lala 1322–2100 2086 Hamar = 90
Kara = 5
Erbore = 2
Other = 3
Christian = 26
Muslim = 5
Others = 69
Vast majority of the village is highland and mountainous
Bonkolelagi 1141–1760 1760 Hamar = 64
Kara = 19
Erbore = 12
Other = 5
Christian = 14
Muslim = 2
Others = 84
Lowland and cliffy
Bonkolecherkeka 1029–1974 1985 Hamar = 69
Kara = 10
Erbore = 15
Other = 6
Christian = 8
Muslim = 1
Others = 91
Lowland with some escarpment
Achikunbulti 856–1923 1684 Hamar = 66
Kara = 16
Erbore = 14
Other = 4
Christian = 15
Muslim = 2
Others = 83
Relatively highland and mountainous
Shanko 1213–2005 1897 Hamar = 74
Kara = 11
Erbore = 9
Other = 6
Christian = 20
Muslim = 3
Others = 77
Relatively highland
Dimeka zuriya 1120–1867 2174 Hamar = 60
Kara = 8
Erbore = 12
Other = 20
Christian = 35
Muslim = 10
Others = 55
Lowland with some escarpments and is where the district's central town is located
Wero 1006–1685 1948 Hamar = 65
Kara = 18
Erbore = 10
Other = 7
Christian = 12
Muslim = 1
Others = 87
Lowland with some escarpment
Degakeja 1230–1952 1496 Hamar = 68
Kara = 17
Erbore = 13
Other = 2
Christian = 19
Muslim = 3
Others = 88
Lowland with most escarpment coverage
Erbore 380–1654 1468 Hamar = 11
Kara = 14
Erbore = 68
Other = 6
Christian = 22
Muslim = 5
Others = 83
The village in the study with the hottest climate and the lowest altitudinal range
  1. Key: Religion ‘others’ = Cultural, Total population 20,146