Durame is a town and separate woreda in southeastern Ethiopia. The administrative center of the Kembata Tembaro Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), this town has a latitude and longitude of with an elevation of 2101 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by Damboya woreda. Materials on the Nordic Africa Institute website, describe Durame as the main town for the Kambaata-speaking southwest Gurage.
According to the SNNPR's Bureau of Finance and Economic Development, Durame's amenities include digital telephone access, postal service, 24-hour electrical service, two bank branches(Global bank and Commercial Bank of Ethiopia), and a hospital.
Following the Italian invasion, on 8 May 1936 a civil war erupted between the local population and the remaining Amhara, forcing local missionaries to evacuate the area. In 1962 a road linking Durame with Hosaena was constructed; bridges over the Markos and Dembe rivers were built in 1968.