Ethiopia Map Regions

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Ethiopia Map Regions and groups make political and social demarcations. Ethiopia is divided into nine regions and two administrative states. Each region has its own state president, executive committee. The members are selected by the president, then they will be approved by the council.

The administrative states include Addis Ababa and dire Dawa.

The nine religions are the afar region, the Amhara region, the Gambella region, the Benishangul Gumuz region, Harari region Oromia region, the Somali region, the southern nations’ nationalities, and peoples region, Tigray region.

Ethiopia Map Regions : Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa previously Addis Ababa was known as Finfine also has a nickname Sheger because it is the center of the country. Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia and one of the federal city.

The total area of Addis Ababa is around 527 km2. Now the population is about 3,385,000. Addis Ababa is the largest city in Ethiopia. Addis Ababa is the headquarter for the African Union and there exist mainly institutions like ECA, National museum the minister office, Addis Ababa University, and many others.

Empress Taytu has selected in the city and it is founded in 1886. Menelik also agrees and he preferred Entoto for the military base. Then Taytu built a house at Filwoha. Then she and the royal family take a mineral bath in Filwoha.

Addis Ababa now has 10 sub-city, these are Addis Ketama, Akaky Kality, Arada, bole, Gullele, Kirkos, Kolfe keranio, lideta, Nifas silk Lafto, and yeka sub-city. The present mayor of Addis Ababa is engineer Takele Uma.

  • Ethiopia Map Regions : Addis Ababa

Ethiopia Map Regions : Afar

Afar region is located in the north east of Ethiopia previously afar is known by region 2. Which shares the boundary of Eritrea. Semera is the capital of Afar. The total area of the Afar region is about 72,000 km2.

The population size is around 1,812,000. The most known place in afar is Danakil dipression it is the lowest point in Africa. Almost 90 percent of afar peoples are Muslim. The main tourist attraction places are Awash national park, yangudi rassa national park, and other areas. Hadar is a place in afar where lucy skeletal was founded, this region is taken as the origin of people.

  • Ethiopia Map Regions : Afar
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Ethiopia Map Regions: Amhara

Amhara region formerly known as region 3. it is located in the north waste of Ethiopia shares the border with north Sudan. Its capital is Bahir dar.

The total area of the Amhara region is around 154,709km2 it means the third-largest area from Ethiopian religions. The population size is around 20,018,988 the second populous region in Ethiopia.

The largest lake in Ethiopia is found in this region capital Bahir dar. It has 84km length and 66km width, also it has consisted of many islands about 37 in which monasteries exit in 19 of them, the monasteries are Daga Estifanos, Narga Selassie, Tana Cherkos, Kebran Gabriel, Ura Kidane Mehret, Bete Maryam monastery… , Also the source of Blue Nile is found in this region.

This region has many attractions places for tourists. These are Semien mountain national parks, Ras Dashan the highest elevation place in Ethiopia also Tis Abay is one of the most attractive places in Ethiopia mostly in the rainy season. also, the Gonder Castel, Lalibela churches are widely visited by tourists.

In Amhara region, about 80% of the people are orthodox Christians and about 20% are Muslims.

  • Ethiopia Map Regions: Amhara

Ethiopia Map Regions: Benishangul Gumuz

Benishangul Gumuz region previously region 6. it is found in the northwest of Ethiopia and shares the border with the Amhara region and north Sudan in the west. The capital of Benishangul is Asosa. The total area of Benishangul is around 50,670km2.

In Benishangul there are 1,127,000 people live in. The name of the region is coming from two ethnic groups which are called Benishangul (Berta) and Gumuz. In Benishangul Gumuz the main recent problem was a road that connects Asosa and Metekel because the Abay river divides them into two.

They have used the way of Wollega which makes a high additional kilometer but in 2012 road was constructed.

  • Ethiopia Map Regions: Benishangul Gumuz

Ethiopia Map Regions: Dire Dawa

Dire Dawa is located in the eastern part of Ethiopia. The area is about 1,213 km2. The region has 1,276m elevation. The first railway station was constructed in dire Dawa. It affects the commercial connection between Ethiopia and Djibouti, but it stopped working in 1909 because of financial problems.

The Dire Dawa region is separated by Dechatu rivers, mostly it is dry but when rain season comes it will become full. There are Muslim mosques in Dire Dawa but most of the people are Christians.

  • Ethiopia Map Regions: Dire Dawa

Ethiopia Map Regions: Gambella

Gambella region previous region 12. It is located in the west part of Ethiopia. It neighbors to South Sudan. The total area of Gmbela is about 29,782 km2, and a total population of 436,000.

This region is found between Baro and Akobo rivers. In Gambella, there are five main languages spoken by the people. Most of the people speak Nuer around 40% and also there exist Anuak, Amharic, Afan Oromo, and Majang speakers.

In Gambella, the dominant religion is protestant about 70% of the people. The second most people follow is the orthodox Christian religion, also there exist a few number of Muslim, catholic and who have traditional religion.

  • Ethiopia Map Regions: Gambella

Ethiopia Map Regions: Harari

Harari region previously region 13. Harar is located in the eastern part of Ethiopia within a few kilometers away from Dire Dawa. The total area of Harar is around 334km2. And population size is about 246,000. Harar is the smallest region of the 11 Ethiopian regions.

The people talk mostly about two languages Harari and Oromo. From the Ethiopian 11 region, Harar has a high amount of people live in urban areas. In Harar, there are seven ethnic groups that live in this region these are Oromo, Amhara, Harari, Gurage, Somali, Tigray, and Argoba.

In Harar about 69% of the peoples are islam and around 27% are orthodox Christians, also there exist 3% of protestants in these regions. The Harar walled city is the base for tourist attraction in this region.

  • Ethiopia Map Regions: Harari
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Ethiopia Map Regions: Oromia regions

Oromia is the largest region in Ethiopia. Its total area is about 286,612 km2. And the population size is around 35,000,000 it means it is the first region with high population in Ethiopia.

Oromia region share a boarder in the west with south sudan and in the south with Kenya. And within the country region Oromia region share the boarder with six regions it means with all Ethiopian region except tigray. These are Gmbela, Benishangul Gumuz, afar, Amhara, Somali region and southern nations and nationalities.

The seat for Oromia administration was Addis Ababa, and it was changed to Adama in 2000. This brought conflict and later it was returned to Addis Ababa.

In the Oromia region, about 47% of the peoples are Muslims, around 30% of the peoples are orthodox Christians, 17% are protestant Christians, 3.3 % are waaqeffanna and about 1% of the peoples are following other religious groups.

In Oromia region, about 84% of the peoples speak Afaan oromoo and about 11% speaks the Amharic language. Gold, coffee and cattle are mainly exported from the Oromia region, the Somali region is located at the horn of Ethiopia. Share the boundary with three countries Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya, inside the country it shares the boundary with the Oromia region.

  • Ethiopia Map Regions: Oromia regions

Ethiopia Map Regions: Somali

Somali region have total area of 327,068 km2 it makes the second largest region in Ethiopia. The total population os Somali region are about 10,134,606. Gode was the capital of Somali region but in 1995 it is changed into Jigiga.

In 1970 the Somalia country tried to invade the Somali region, but they lost by Ogaden war. In Somali region 97% of the peoples are Somali, around 0.6% are Amhara and 0.4% oromo people live in this region. About 99.5% of the peoples are islam, 0.5% orthodox Christians and 0.1% follow other religion. Somali region peoples known for their main milk source is camel.

  • Ethiopia Map Regions: Somali

Ethiopia Map Regions: Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples

Southern nations nationalities and peoples’ region is located in the southwest of Ethiopia. The capital of Southern nations nationalities and peoples is Hawassa. The total area of this region is about 105,887 km2. And the total population size is about 19,170,000.

This region share border with Kenya. In this region, many languages are spoken like Sidamigna, Guragigna, Welayta, Hadiyagna, Keffigna, and Kembatigna. This region is mostly known by Enset, it is a plant grown in this region and they used it for many types of food like Kocho, Amecho, Genfo, and many others by using traditional tools.

In this region there are many tribes live. They have different culture language and living style. From all Ethiopian regions this region have various ethnic groups.

Ethiopia Map Regions: Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples

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Ethiopia Map Regions: Tigray

Tigray region previous region 1. This region is located on the north part of the country. And share a boarder with Eritrea and north sudan. Mekelle is the capital of tigray.

The total area of tigray region is around 53,640 km2. And the total population size is about 8.3 million people. The official language of this region is Tigrigna. The main cities in tigray are Adigrat, Aksum, Shire, Adwa, Humera, Alamata, Adi remets, Wukro, Maychew, Sheraro, Zalambessa and many more.

About 97% of the peoples in this region are tigray, about 2% Amhara and 1% afar, agew, oromo, irob and kunama. In religion 95% are orthodox Christians, 4% are muslims and 1% catholic religion is found.

In the Tigray region, there are many tourist attractions historical places these are Aksum Tsion, Aksum stelae, the emperor kaleb’s palace, and many places mostly in this region the tourist attraction places are religious and historical places.

  • Ethiopia Map Regions: Tigray

The regions of Ethiopia were divided based on the names given them only defined by a number that is given after region, such as region 1, and region 2… but now it has completely changed and the regions are divided by based on the ethnic group of the Ethiopian population. Now a days this leads to some disputes between various ethnic groups.

Ethiopia: Regions and Zones

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