Shinshicho is a town in southern Ethiopia, located in the Kembata Tembaro Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region. This town has a latitude and longitude of 7°12′N 37°46′E / 7.200°N 37.767°E / 7.200; 37.767 with an elevation of 1875 meters above sea level. It was founded by the leader of the community called "Ordolo". Mr Ordolo was a warrior who survived a Sword attack while fighting Bandits who tried to rob the local market during the early days of establishment of Shinshicho. The town was earlier called "Ordolo dikuta/Ordolo gieyaa" till 1977. In the beginning of 2015, the city has a population of 35,000.It has 12 substandard motels and an ongoing modern hotel, a hospital and office complex constructions.

The hospital project in the town was a collaboration with a US based charity called Holt international and the community with a cost of over 2 million USD. Shinshicho was the beneficiary of a project funded by the NGO WaterAid to improve its water supply. Budgeted at just under £85,000 and designed to benefit over 27,000 inhabitants, the project was completed in April 2000.[1]


Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Shinshicho has an estimated total population of 12,626 of whom 6,163 were men and 6,463 were women.[2] The 1994 census reported this town had a total population of 6,968 of whom 3,412 were men and 3,556 were women. It is one of two towns in Kacha Bira woreda.


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