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Basic information about Amhara
Amhara (Amharic: አማራ) is one of the nine ethnic divisions (kililoch) of Ethiopia, containing the homeland of the Amhara people. Previously known as Region 3, its capital is Debre Tabor Located here is Ethiopia's largest inland body of water, Lake Tana, which is the source of the Blue Nile river. The region also has the Semien Mountains National Park, which includes the highest point in Ethiopia, Ras Dashan. Amhara is bordered by the nation of Sudan to the west, and the Ethiopian regions of Tigray to the north, Afar to the east, Benishangul-Gumuz to the west and southwest, and Oromia to the south. During Ethiopia's imperial era, Amhara included several provinces (such as Dembiya, Gojjam, Begemder, Angot, Wollo, Shewa and Lasta), most of which were ruled by native Ras or Negus. The Amhara Region then incorporated most of the former provinces of Begemder, Dembiya, Angot, bete Amhara (Wollo), Gojjam, and Shewa. When Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) took over Ethiopia, most of the Amhara Region land, especially in Gonder, was redesignated as part of Tigray Region.
Cities, towns & villages in Amhara
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BatīBati is a town in north-central Ethiopia. Located in the Oromia Zone of the Amhara Region (or killoch), east of Dessie this town has a latitude and longitude of 11°11′N 40°1′E / 11.183°N 40.017°E with an elevation of 1502 metres above sea level. It is the largest town in Bati woreda. Before the Italian invasion, most of a 100-kilometer meter road between Bati and Dessie had been completed. Telephone service reached Bati by 1956: the town had two telephones, for the police and for the residence of the Crown Prince. The town also had postal service well before that time. Show Batīon the map
RēmaRema is a village in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia, 220 km North of Addis Ababa. The special feature of the village is that almost only solar panels are used for electricity generation. In 2005 there was a plan to provide a diesel generator for the generation of electricity for the houses, schools, small businesses and a health clinic. The residents refused to accept the gift because the generator is used only a limited amount of time per day because they cannot afford the ever increasing costs of diesel. In addition, the residents had seen the use of solar panels in the neighboring hamlet Kechemober. These were installed in 29 households and a school thanks to a pilot project of a German foundation. Show Rēmaon the map
DejenDejen (also transliterated Dajen) is a town in west-central Ethiopia. Located in the Misraq Gojjam Zone of the Amhara Region on the edge of the canyon of the Abay, it has a latitude and longitude of 10°10′N 38°8′E / 10.167°N 38.133°E and an elevation between 2421 and 2490 meters above sea level. It is the administrative center of Dejen woreda. Show Dejenon the map
BenjaBanja was one of the 105 woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. It was named after a significant mountain located in the woreda, Mount Banja, where Fasil crushed a revolt of the Agaw in the late 18th century. Part of the Agew Awi Zone, Banja was bordered on the south by Ankesha, on the west by Guangua, on the north by Faggeta Lekoma, and on the east by the Mirab Gojjam Zone. Towns in Banja included Injibara, Kessa, Kosober and Tilili. Other high points included Mount Faddi. Bodies of water in this woreda included the Zengena crater lake. Banja was separated for Banja Shekudad and Guagusa Shekudad woredas. Show Benjaon the map
Ādīs ZemenAddis Zemen (Amharic \"New Era\"; also known as Addis Abreham) is a town in northern-central Ethiopia. Located in the Debub Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region, on the road connecting Gondar and Bahir Dar, Addis Zemen has a latitude and longitude of 12°07′N 37°47′E / 12.117°N 37.783°E and an elevation of 1975 meters above sea level. It is the administrative center of Kemekem woreda. During an Oromo raid around 1590, which penetrated far into the north, the mother of Emperor Sarsa Dengel took refuge at Addis Zemen. Show Ādīs Zemenon the map
DesēDessie (Amharic: ደሴ?) (also spelled Dese or Dessye), is a city and a Zone in north-central Ethiopia. Located in the Amhara Region, it sits at a latitude and longitude of 11°8′N 39°38′E / 11.133°N 39.633°E, with an elevation between 2,470 and 2,550 metres above sea level. Dessie is home to a museum, in the former home of Dejazmach Yoseph Birru. It also has a zawiya of the Qadiriyya order of Islam, which was the first Sufi order to be introduced into north-east Africa. Show Desēon the map
DelgīDelghi is a town in the Amhara region western Ethiopia. Located on the south-western shore of Lake Tana in the Semien Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of 12°12′N 37°03′E / 12.200°N 37.050°E and an elevation of 1785 meters above sea level. It is the only towns in Takusa woreda and rich in agricultural product and fishery. A weekly ferry connects Delghi with Gorgora and Bahir Dar. Show Delgīon the map
AnkoberAnkober, formerly known as Ankobar, is a town in central Ethiopia. Located in the Semien Shewa Zone of the Amhara Region, Ankober is perched on the eastern escarpment of the Ethiopian Highlands at an elevation of about 2,465 meters (8,100 ft). It is 40 kilometers (25 mi) to the east of Debre Birhan and about 90 miles (140 km) northeast of Addis Ababa. Show Ankoberon the map
InjibaraInjibara (እንጅባራ) is a town in Ethiopia. It is the administrative center of the Agew Awi Zone in the Amhara Region. Injibara is located at 10°57′N 36°56′E / 10.950°N 36.933°E, in Banja Shekudad woreda at an elevation of 2560 meters above sea level. Based on figures from the 2007 census, Injibara has an estimated total population of 21,065, of whom 10,596 are males and 10,469 are females. Show Injibaraon the map
ĀbergelēAbergele or Tanqua Abergele is one of the woredas in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Mehakelegnaw Zone, Abergele is bordered on the south and west by the Amhara Region, then by the Tekezé River on the west which separates it from Amhara Region and the Semien Mi'irabawi (North Western) Zone, on the north by Kola Tembien, on the east by Degua Tembien and on the southeast by the Debub Misraqawi (South Eastern) Zone. The administrative center of this woreda is Yechila; other towns in Abergele include Agbe. Show Ābergelēon the map
LalībelaLalibela is a town in northern Ethiopia famous for monolithic rock-cut churches. Lalibela is one of Ethiopia's holiest cities, second only to Aksum, and a center of pilgrimage. Unlike Aksum, the population of Lalibela is almost completely Ethiopian Orthodox Christian. Ethiopia is one of the earliest nations to adopt Christianity in the first half of the fourth century, and its historical roots date to the time of the Apostles. Show Lalībelaon the map
KombolchaKombolcha is a city and woreda in north-central Ethiopia. Located in the Debub Wollo Zone of the Amhara Region, it has a latitude and longitude of 11°5′N 39°44′E / 11.083°N 39.733°E with an elevation between 1842 and 1915 meters above sea level. Some guide books describe Kombolcha as the twin city of Dessie which lies some 13 km to the northwest. Kombolcha is connected with Dessie through Ethiopian Highway 2. Show Kombolchaon the map
Finote SelamFinote Selam is a town and separate woreda in western Ethiopia. Located in the Mirab Gojjam Zone of the Amhara Region, this town has a longitude and latitude of 10°42′N 37°16′E / 10.700°N 37.267°E with an elevation of 1917 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by Jabi Tehnan woreda. In 1964, a hospital for lepers had been built in Finote Selam by the private fund \"Swedish Aid to Leprous Children in Ethiopia\". Two years later, it had still not been put into use. Show Finote Selamon the map
Mekane SelamMekane Selam (also known as Denbi Mekane Selam) is a town in central Ethiopia. Located in the Debub Wollo Zone of the Amhara Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of 10°45′N 38°45′E / 10.750°N 38.750°E with an elevation of 1827 meters above sea level. It is the administrative center of Debre Sina woreda. The city is bordered by Eastern Gojjam in the west, Kelala and Wogid in the south, Leganbo (Akesta) in the east and Sayint (Agibar) in the north. Show Mekane Selamon the map
DembīyaDembiya is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. It is named for the former province of Dembiya, which was located roughly in the same location. Part of the Semien Gondar Zone, Dembiya is bordered on the south by Lake Tana, on the southwest by Takusa, on the west by Chilga, on the north by Lay Armachiho, and on the east by Gondar Zuria. Towns in Dembiya include Aymiba, Chuahit, Gorgora and Koladiba. Show Dembīyaon the map
Addiet CannaAdet (also known as Addiet Canna) is a town in northwestern Ethiopia. Located south of Bahir Dar in the Mirab Gojjam Zone of the Amhara Region (or kilil), this town has a latitude and longitude of 11°16′N 37°29′E / 11.267°N 37.483°E with an altitude of 2,216 meters above sea level. It is the largest settlement in Yilmana Densa woreda. Records at the Nordic Africa Institute website provide details of the primary school in Adet in 1968. In January 1985, proposals were invited for the construction of an agricultural research station at Adet. Show Addiet Cannaon the map
Debre ZebītDebre Zebit is a village in northern Ethiopia. Located in the Semien Wollo Zone of the Amhara Region, about 240 kilometres north of Addis Ababa, this village has a latitude and longitude of 11°49′N 38°35′E / 11.817°N 38.583°E and an elevation of 2928 meters above sea level. The Central Statistical Agency has not published an estimate for this village's 2005 population. It is one of three towns in Meket woreda. Show Debre Zebīton the map
Debre BirhanDebre Berhan or Birhan, formerly spelled Debra-Berhan or Bernam, is a city and woreda in central Ethiopia. Located in the Semien Shewa Zone of the Amhara Region, about 120 kilometers north east of Addis Ababa on the paved highway to Dessie, the town has a latitude and longitude of 9°41′N 39°32′E / 9.683°N 39.533°E and an elevation of 2,840 meters. It was an early capital of Ethiopia and afterwards, with Ankober and Angolalla, was one of the capitals of the kingdom of Shewa. Today, it is the administrative center of the Semien Shewa Zone of the Amhara Region. Show Debre Birhanon the map
MetemmaMetemma (also known as Metemma Yohannes) is a town in northwestern Ethiopia, on the border with Sudan. Located in the Semien Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region, Metemma has a latitude and longitude of 12°58′N 36°12′E / 12.967°N 36.200°E with an elevation of 685 meters above sea level. Across the border is the corresponding Sudanese village of Gallabat. According to the British diplomat Hormuzd Rassam, who travelled through Metemma in November 1865 on his diplomatic mission to Emperor Tewodros II, \"Metemma\" comes from the Arabic for \"the place of cutting, or termination -- indicating the end of the Muslim provinces\", although at the time the settlement was better known as Suk ul-Gallabat (\"The market of Gallabat\"). Show Metemmaon the map
TentaTenta is a town in northern Ethiopia. Located in the Debub Wollo Zone of the Amhara Region, Tenta has a latitude and longitude of 11°19′N 39°15′E / 11.317°N 39.250°E with an elevation of 2972 meters above sea level. It is one of three towns in Tenta woreda. Show Tentaon the map
Were ĪluWere Ilu (Amharic: ወረ ኃይሉ?; Oromo: Warra Illu) is a town in north-central Ethiopia. Located in the Debub Wollo Zone of the Amhara Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of 10°36′N 39°26′E / 10.600°N 39.433°E. From the 1870s, Were Ilu had a Thursday market. The Medhane Alem church, dating from at least from the early 1900s, is a notable local landmark. Empress Zewditu was born at Were Ilu, and Ras Habte Maryam was buried there. Show Were Īluon the map
Bahir DarBahir Dar or Bahar Dar (Amharic: ባሕር ዳር?, Baḥər Dar, \"sea shore\") is a city in north-western Ethiopia. It is the capital of the Amhara Region (kilil). Administratively, Bahir Dar is a Special Zone, a designation in between a chartered city (astedader akabibi, a first-tier division, like a kilil) such as Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa, and cities like Debre Marqos and Dessie, which are organized as districts (woredas). Show Bahir Daron the map
WerotaWereta (also transliterated as Woreta) is a town in northern Ethiopia. Located in the Debub Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region, east of Lake Tana and south of Addis Zemen, this town has a latitude and longitude of 11°55′N 37°42′E / 11.917°N 37.700°E with an elevation of 1828 meters above sea level. It is the administrative center of Fogera woreda. Show Werotaon the map
YejubēYejube (also transliterated Ejube) is a town in west-central Ethiopia. Located in the Misraq Gojjam Zone of the Amhara Region, it has a latitude and longitude of 10°09′N 37°45′E / 10.150°N 37.750°E and an elevation of 2211 meters above sea level. It is the largest town in Baso Liben woreda. Show Yejubēon the map
WajaWaja (also known as Waja Temuga) is a town in northern Ethiopia. Located in the Debubawi Zone of the Tigray Region, south of the city of Alamata, this town has a latitude and longitude of 12°17′N 39°36′E / 12.283°N 39.600°E with an elevation of 1471 meters above sea level. It is one of two towns in Alamata woreda. Records at the Nordic Africa Institute website provide details of the primary school in 1968. Show Wajaon the map
ĀykelAyikel (also known as Chilga) is a town in western Ethiopia. Located in the Semien Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region, it has a latitude and longitude of 12°33′N 37°04′E / 12.550°N 37.067°E with an altitude of 2146 meters above sea level. The settlement is situated on the east-west road connecting Gondar with Metemma, and is the administrative center of Chilga woreda. Show Āykelon the map
Dengel BerDengel Ber is a town in western Ethiopia. Located on the south-western shore of Lake Tana in the Semien Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of 11°57′N 37°00′E / 11.950°N 37.000°E. Access to this town includes track roads to both Shawra and Kunzela and weekly service by the Bahir Dar-Gorgora ferry on Lake Tana. While the name of the town is indisputably Amharic, there is some disagreement over the meaning of its name: while \"Pass of the Virgin\" has been the most common interpretation since at least the days James Bruce visited Ethiopia, Huntingford and Beckingham state that it means \"pass of canna plants\". Show Dengel Beron the map
TehulederēTehuledere is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. This woreda is named for one of the \"Houses\" or subgroups of the Wollo Oromo that used to govern the area and is still located there. Located at the eastern edge of the Ethiopian highlands in the Debub Wollo Zone, Tehuledere is bordered on the south by Dessie Zuria, on the southwest by Kutaber, on the northwest and the north by the Mille River, on the northeast by Were Babu, and on the southeast by Kalu; the Mille separates Tehuledere from Amba Sel to the northwest and the Semien Wollo Zone to the north. Towns in Tehuledere include Baso Mille, Boru Selassie, Hayq and Sulula. Show Tehulederēon the map
DehanaDehana is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. It is named for one of the five clans of the Agaw. Part of the Wag Hemra Zone, Dehana is bordered on the south by the Semien (North) Wollo Zone, on the west by the Tekezé River which separates it from the Debub (South) Gondar Zone and the Semien (North) Gondar Zone, on the north by Zikuala, on the northeast by Soqota, and on the east by Gazbibla. Gazbibla woreda was separated from Dehana. Show Dehanaon the map
Aliyu AmbaAliyu Amba is a town in central Ethiopia. Located in the Semien Shewa Zone of the Amhara Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of 09°32′N 39°48′E / 9.533°N 39.800°E with an elevation of 1805 meters above sea level. Charles Johnston, who passed through this settlement 31 May 1841, described it as \"perched upon a flat-topped isolated rock that, nearly at right angles with the road, juts across the upper end of a pretty little valley\". Show Aliyu Ambaon the map
Debre Mark’osDebre Marqos (also called Mankorar) is a city and woreda in east-central Ethiopia. Located in the Misraq Gojjam Zone of the Amhara Region, it has a latitude and longitude of 10°20′N 37°43′E / 10.333°N 37.717°E, and an elevation of 2,446 meters. The city is named Debre Marqos after its principal church, which was constructed in 1869 and dedicated to St. Mark. Until the reorganization of the provinces that followed the adoption of the 1995 constitution, this city served as the capital of the province of Gojjam. Show Debre Mark’oson the map
Gishe ĀbayGish Abay is a town in west-central Ethiopia. Located in the Mirab (West) Gojjam Zone of the Amhara Region, it is the administrative center of Sekela woreda. The town is named after the nearby Mount Gish and the Abay River (Blue Nile) whose source is in the foothills of the mountain. It is the administrative center of Sekela woreda. Show Gishe Ābayon the map
Debre TaborDebre Tabor (Amharic: ደብረ ታቦር?, lit. \"Mount Tabor\") is a town and a woreda in north-central Ethiopia. Located in the Debub Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region of Ethiopia, about 100 kilometers southeast of Gondar and 50 kilometers east of Lake Tana, this historic town has a latitude and longitude of 11°51′N 38°1′E / 11.850°N 38.017°E with an elevation of 2,706 metres (8,878 ft) above sea level. The presence of at least 48 springs in the area contributed to the development of Debre Tabor. Debre Tabor is served by an airport (ICAO code HADT, IATA DBT). Show Debre Taboron the map
Sela DingaySela Dingay is a town in central Ethiopia. In Amharic the name means the sharpened stone, named for a rock which rolled over the edge of the southern rim of the gorge of the Mofar River, and killed a group of people sitting on it. Located in the Semien Shewa Zone of the Amhara Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of 09°58′N 39°38′E / 9.967°N 39.633°E with elevations variously given as 2880 and 2915 meters above sea level. It is the administrative center of Mojana Wadera woreda. Show Sela Dingayon the map
WeldiyaWeldiya (also spelled Woldia or Woldiya, \"Wold/Weld\" meaning \"Son\" in Ge'ez) is a hillside market town, capital of the Semien Wollo Zone, and woreda in northern Ethiopia. Located north of Dessie and southeast of Lalibela in the Amhara Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of 11°50′N 39°36′E / 11.833°N 39.600°E and an elevation of 2112 meters above sea level. A notable landmark is the church Weldiya Gebri'el. Travertine for use in building has been worked on a minor scale nearby. Show Weldiyaon the map
Burē(For other towns or places named Bure, see Bure.) Bure (also transliterated Burye) is a town in western Ethiopia. Located in the Mirab Gojjam Zone of the Amhara Region, this town has a longitude and latitude of 10°42′N 37°4′E / 10.700°N 37.067°E with an elevation of 2091 meters above sea level. Bure enjoys a flourishing small business and connection point of businesses between Wolega, Gondar and Shewa. An agricultural training college and Bure Baguna, a mineral water factory, are the main modern industrial opportunities in the town. Show Burēon the map
ĀncharoAncharo (also known as Curcureta) is a town in northern Ethiopia. Located in the Debub Wollo Zone of the Amhara Region, Ancharo has a latitude and longitude of 11°03′N 39°47′E / 11.050°N 39.783°E with an elevation of 2972 meters above sea level. It is one of four towns in Kalu woreda. The missionary Johann Ludwig Krapf, who visited Ancharo in the 1840s, described the town as one of the principal marketplaces of the Were Wallo, a \"House\" or a sub-group of the Wollo Oromo. Show Āncharoon the map
Debark’Debarq (also spelled Dabareq and Debark, Amharic ደባርቅ) is a town in northern Ethiopia, 90 kilometers north of Gondar on the highway between Gondar and Axum and in the Semien Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region. It has a latitude and longitude of 13°08′N 37°54′E / 13.133°N 37.900°E and an elevation of 2850 meters above sea level. Debarq is the closest town to the Semien Mountains National Park, and is the location of the park headquarters. Show Debark’on the map
KelelaKelala is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. The name Kelala was derived from the Amharic word \"tkelele\". Part of the Debub Wollo Zone, Kelala is bordered on the south by the Semien Shewa Zone, on the southwest by the Walaqa River which separates it from the Oromia Region, on the west by Wegde, on the north by Legambo, on the northeast by Legahida, and on the east by Jama. Towns in Kelala include Kelala and Liguama. Show Kelelaon the map
FogeraFogera is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of northwest Ethiopia. Fogera is part of the Debub Gondar Zone. The district is bordered on the south by Dera, on the west by Lake Tana, on the north by the Reb which separates it from Kemekem, on the northeast by Ebenat, and on the east by Farta. The administrative center for this woreda is Wereta City. Other cities in Fogera include Alem Ber city. Show Fogeraon the map
HabruHabru is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Semien Wollo Zone, Habru is bordered on the south by the Mille River which separates it from the Debub Wollo Zone, on the west by Guba Lafto, on the north by the Alewuha River which separates it from Kobo, and on the east by the Afar Region. Towns in Habru include Mersa and Wurgesa. Show Habruon the map
UolchefitUolchefit is a place in Amhara Region, Ethiopia. Its time zone is Africa/Addis_Ababa (UTC). It is also written Wolkefit or Wilkifit. It is 471 kilometres (293 mi) from Uolchefit to Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa is approximately. It is both a village and a pass (2,835 m). It was an Italian stronghold in early time at the road to Gondar from the north. Show Uolchefiton the map
Wich’alēWuchale (also spelled Uccialli) is a town in northern Ethiopia. Located about 40 km north of Dessie in the Debub Wollo Zone of the Amhara Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of 11°30′N 39°36′E / 11.500°N 39.600°E and an elevation of 1711 m. It is the largest settlement in Ambassel woreda and is located along Ethiopian Highway 2. Show Wich’alēon the map
GorgoraGorgora (Ge'ez: ጎርጎራ Gōrgōrā, also, especially formerly, ጐርጐራ Gʷargʷarā, modern pronunciation Gʷergʷerā) is a town and peninsula in northwestern Ethiopia. Located south of Gondar on the north shore of Lake Tana, in the Semien Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region, it has a latitude and longitude of 12°14′N 37°18′E / 12.233°N 37.300°E. Show Gorgoraon the map
BichenaBichena is a town in west-central Ethiopia. Located in the Misraq Gojjam Zone of the Amhara Region on the hillside overlooking the Abay River, it has a latitude and longitude of 10°27′N 38°12′E / 10.450°N 38.200°E and an elevation of 2541 meters above sea level. It is the administrative center of Enemay woreda. Show Bichenaon the map
MersaMersa is a town in Semien Wollo (North Wollo) of the Amhara Region (or kilil) in Ethiopia. It has a latitude and longitude of 11°40′N 39°39.5′E / 11.667°N 39.6583°E, with an elevation of 1600 meters. The town is one of the larger areas in the Habro district. Mersa is located along Ethiopian Highway 2. Show Mersaon the map
DangilaDangila is a town in northwestern Ethiopia. Located in the Agew Awi Zone of the Amhara Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of 11°16′N 36°50′E / 11.267°N 36.833°E with an elevation of 2137 meters above sea level. It is the largest of three towns in Dangila woreda. Show Dangilaon the map
DabatDabat is a town in northern Ethiopia. Located on the Semien Mountains along the Gondar-Debarq highway it is in the Semien Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region. Dabat is one of two towns in Dabat woreda. There is a state run health centre in Dabat. Show Dabaton the map
ĀbolēAbole (also known as Obole) is a town 30 km (19 mi) northwest of Degehabur, in the Somali Region (also known as Ogaden) of Ethiopia. On April 24, 2007 an attack on an oil facility in the town by the rebel ONLF group left 74 people dead, including Chinese nationals. Show Ābolēon the map
BoloBolo (Oromiffa \"valley, trench\") is a town in central Ethiopia. Located in the Arsi Zone of the Oromia Region, it has a latitude and longitude of 8°50′N 39°22′E / 8.833°N 39.367°E with an elevation of 1891 meters above sea level. Show Boloon the map
K’eranyoKeraniyo is an Ethiopian town in the district (woreda) of Hulet Ej Enese, part of Misraq Gojjam Zone, Amhara Region. Show K’eranyoon the map
Hāra GebeyaHara Gebeya is a town in north-eastern Ethiopia. Show Hāra Gebeyaon the map
Dahana Show Dahanaon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Amhara
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Gojam Kifle HāgerGojjam (Ge'ez ጎጃም gōjjām or Goǧǧam, originally ጐዛም gʷazzam, later ጐዣም gʷažžām, ጎዣም gōžžām) was a kingdom in the north-western part of Ethiopia, with its capital city at Debre Marqos. This region is distinctive for lying entirely within the bend of the Abbay River from its outflow from Lake Tana to the Sudan. Gojjamis believe that they are the original people mentioned in the Bible as the river Guihon/Gihon (Nile) encircling the land of Cush extending to the ancient kingdom of Meroe. At the fall of Meroe to the Axumite King Ezana (4th century AD). Gojjam (Guihon) became a kingdom and later joined the rest of the kingdom of Ethiopia having their own kingship up to the coming of Menlike II of Shoa in the late 19th century, who reduced it to a province. (Stigma By Prof. Muse Tegegne 1993 GenevShow on map
AwiAgew Awi is one of 10 Zones in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Agew Awi is named for the Awi sub-group of the Agaw people, some of whom live in this Zone. Agew Awi is bordered on the west by Benishangul-Gumuz Region, on the north by Semien Gondar Zone and on the east by Mirab Gojjam. The administrative centre of Agew Awi is Injibara; other towns include Chagni, and Dangila.Show on map
KewetKewet (also transliterated Qawat) is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Semien Shewa Zone, Kewet is bordered on the southwest by Termaber, on the northwest by Menz Mam Midir, on the north by Efratana Gidim, and on the east by Afar Region. The major town in Kewet is Shewa Robit. Between 1994 and 2004 the boundaries of Kewet changed slightly. One kebele was transferred to Termaber and several kebeles north of Shewa Robit were moved into the Afar Region.Show on map
Amhara RegionAmhara (Amharic: አማራ?) is one of the nine ethnic divisions (kililoch) of Ethiopia, containing the homeland of the Amhara people. Previously known as Region 3, its capital is Bahir Dar. Ethiopia's largest inland body of water, Lake Tana, which is the source of the Blue Nile river, is located within Amhara. The region also contains the Semien Mountains National Park, which includes Ras Dashan, the highest point in Ethiopia. Amhara is bordered by the state of Sudan to the west and northwest, and in other directions by other regions of Ethiopia: Tigray to the north, Afar to the east, Benishangul-Gumuz to the west and southwest, and Oromia to the south.Show on map
North Shewa ZoneSemien Shewa (or \"North Shewa\") is one of 10 Zones in the Ethiopian Amhara Region. Semien Shewa takes its name from the kingdom or former province of Shewa. The Zone is bordered on the south and the west by the Oromia Region, on the north by Debub Wollo, on the northeast by the Oromia Zone, and on the east by the Afar Region. The highest point in the Zone is Mount Abuye Meda (4012 meters); other prominent peaks include Mount Megezez. Towns and cities in Semien Shewa include Ankober, Debre Berhan, and Shewa Robit.Show on map
Bahir Dar ZuriaBahir Dar Zuria (Amharic \"Greater Bahir Dar Area\") is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Mirab Gojjam Zone, this woreda is bordered on the south by Yilmana Densa, on the southwest by Mecha, on the northwest by the Lesser Abay River which separates it from Semien Achefer, on the north by Lake Tana, on the shores of Lake Tana situates the city and special zone of Bahir Dar, and on the east by the Abay River which separates it from the Debub Gondar Zone.Show on map
Oromia ZoneOromia Zone is one of the zones in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Oromia is named for the Oromo people, who settled along the edge of the Ethiopian highlands that form this Zone. Oromia Zone is bordered on the southwest by Semien Shewa, on the northwest by Debub (South) Wollo and Argobba special woreda, and on the east by the Afar Region. Kemise is the administrative center of the Zone; other towns include Bati.Show on map
Basona WeranaBasona Werana (\"Baso and Werana\") is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Located at the eastern edge of the Ethiopian highlands in the Semien Shewa Zone, Basona Werana is bordered on the south by Angolalla Tera, on the southwest by the Oromia Region, on the west by Siyadebrina Wayu, on the northwest by Moretna Jiru, on the north by Mojana Wadera, on the northeast by Termaber, and on the east by Ankober. The town and woreda of Debre Berhan is an enclave inside this woreda. Towns in this woreda include Gudoberet.Show on map
Were Īlu ĀwrajaWere Ilu (meaning \"family of Ilu\" in Afaan Oromo), is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. This woreda is named for one of the \"Houses\" or subgroups of the Wollo Oromo that used to govern the area and is still located there. Part of the Debub Wollo Zone, Were Ilu is bordered on the southwest by Jama, on the west by Legahida, on the northwest by Legambo, on the north by Dessie Zuria, on the east by the Abuko, and on the southeast by the Wanchet which separates it from the Semien Shewa Zone. Towns in Were Ilu include Kabe, Were Ilu and Weyin Amba; a historic landmark is Mekane Selassie, the site of a church destroyed by Imam Ahmad Gragn. Woreda of Legahida was separated from Were Ilu.Show on map
Āmbasel ĀwrajaAmbassel is one of the woredas of the Amhara Region in Ethiopia, and an amba, or mountain fortress, located in the woreda; the woreda is named for this feature. Located in the Debub Wollo Zone, Ambassel woreda is bordered on the west by the Bashilo which separates it from Tenta, on the north by the Semien Wollo Zone, on the southeast by the Mille River which separates it from Tehuledere, and on the south by Kutaber; the Walano, a tributary of the Bashilo, defines most of its southern border. Its largest town is Wuchale.Show on map
Lay ArmachihoLay Armachiho (Ge'ez: ላይ አርማጭሆ, lāy ārmāčihō, Amharic \"Upper Armachiho\") is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. This woreda is named after \"Armachiho\", a province in northwestern Ethiopia along the border with Sudan and south of the Tekezé River. Part of the Semien Gondar Zone, Lay Armachiho is bordered on the south by Dembiya, on the west by Chilga, on the north by Tach Armachiho, on the east by Wegera, and on the southeast by Gondar Zuria. The administrative center of this woreda is Tekle Dingay.Show on map
Gondar ZuriaGondar Zuria (Amharic \"Greater Gondar Area\") is a woreda in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Semien Gondar Zone, Gondar Zuria is bordered on the south by the Debub Gondar Zone, on the southwest by Lake Tana, on the west by Dembiya, on the north by Lay Armachiho, on the northeast by Wegera, and on the southeast by Mirab Belessa. Towns in Gondar Zuria include Azazo, Degoma, Emfraz, Maksenit and Teda. The city and woreda of Gondar is surrounded by Gondar Zuria in the northern part of this woreda.Show on map
Lay GayintLay Guyint (Amharic \"Upper Guyint\") is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Debub Gondar Zone, Lay Guyint is bordered on the south by Tach Guyint and Simada, on the southwest by Misraq Este, on the west by Farta, on the north by Ebenat, and on the east by the Semien Wollo Zone. The administrative center is Nefas Mewcha; other towns in Lay Guyint include Gobgob and Sali.Show on map
Were BabuWere Babu is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. This woreda is named for one of the \"Houses\" or subgroups of the Wollo Oromo that used to govern the area and is still located there. Part of the Debub Wollo Zone, Were Babu is bordered on the south by Kalu, on the west by Tehuledere, on the north by the Mille River which separates it from the Semien Wollo Zone, on the east by the Afar Region, and on the southeast by the Mio River which separates it from the Oromia Zone. The administrative center of Were Babu is Bistma; other towns include Arabati and Bokeksa.Show on map
East Gojjam ZoneMisraq Gojjam (or \"East Gojjam\") is a Zone in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Misraq Gojjam is named after the former province of Gojjam. Misraq Gojjam is bordered on the south by the Oromia Region, on the west by Mirab Gojjam, on the north by Debub Gondar, and on the east by Debub Wollo; the bend of the Abay River defines the Zone's northern, eastern and southern boundaries. Its highest point is Mount Choqa (also known as Mount Birhan). Towns and cities in Misraq Gojjam include Bichena, Debre Marqos, Debre Werq, and Mota.Show on map
BeyedaBeyeda is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Located in the easternmost point of the Semien Gondar Zone, Beyeda is bordered on the south by the Wag Hemra Zone, on the west by Jan Amora, on the north by Tselemt, and on the east by the Tekezé River which separates it from the Tigray Region. The major town in Beyeda is Dil Yibza.Show on map
DangilaDangila is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. This woreda is named after the former district, Dangila, which James Bruce notes was in his day known for its breed of sheep. Part of the Agew Awi Zone, Dangila is bordered on the south by Faggeta Lekoma, on the southwest by Guangua, on the northwest by the Jawi, and on the northeast by the Mirab Gojjam Zone. Towns in Dangila include Addis Alem, Dangila and Dek. Part of the Dangila was separated to create Jawi woreda.Show on map
DanglaDangila is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. This woreda is named after the former district, Dangila, which James Bruce notes was in his day known for its breed of sheep. Part of the Agew Awi Zone, Dangila is bordered on the south by Faggeta Lekoma, on the southwest by Guangua, on the northwest by the Jawi, and on the northeast by the Mirab Gojjam Zone. Towns in Dangila include Addis Alem, Dangila and Dek. Part of the Dangila was separated to create Jawi woreda.Show on map
TermaberTermaber is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Located at the eastern edge of the Ethiopian highlands in the Semien Shewa Zone, Termaber is bordered on the south by Ankober, on the southwest by Basona Werana, on the west by Mojana Wadera, on the northwest by Menz Mam Midir, on the northeast by Kewet, and on the southeast by the Afar Region. Towns in this woreda include Debre Sina and Doqaqit. Tegulet, the ancient residence of the Ethiopian and Shewan rulers, is believed to lie in this woreda. Rivers in this woreda include the Mofar.Show on map
South Wollo ZoneDebub Wollo or South Wollo is one of 10 Zones in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. It acquired its name from the former province of Wollo. Debub Wollo is bordered on the south by Semien Shewa and the Oromia Region, on the west by Mirab Gojjam, on the northwest by Debub Gondar, on the north by Semien Wollo, on the northeast by Afar Region, and on the east by the Oromia Zone and Argobba special woreda. Its highest point is Mount Amba Ferit. Towns and cities in Debub Wello include Amba Mariam, Hayq, Dessie, and Wuchale.Show on map
DembiyaDembiya is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. It is named for the former province of Dembiya, which was located roughly in the same location. Part of the Semien Gondar Zone, Dembiya is bordered on the south by Lake Tana, on the southwest by Takusa, on the west by Chilga, on the north by Lay Armachiho, and on the east by Gondar Zuria. Towns in Dembiya include Aymiba, Chuahit, Gorgora and Koladiba.Show on map
EnemayEnemay is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Misraq Gojjam Zone, Enemay is bordered on the south by Dejen, on the west by Debay Telatgen, on the north by Enarj Enawga, and on the east by Shebel Berenta. The administrative center of this woreda is Bichena; other towns in Enemay include Dima and Yetmen.Show on map
TentaTenta is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Debub Wollo Zone, Tenta is bordered on the south by Legambo, on the southwest by Sayint, on the west by Magdala, on the north by the Bashilo River which separates it from Semien Wollo Zone, on the northeast by Amba Sel, on the east by Kutaber and on the southeast by Dessie Zuria. The administrative center of this woreda is Ajebar; other towns in Tenta include Amba Mariam (the site of Emperor Tewodros's last stand), and Tenta.Show on map
GuzamnGuzamn is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Misraq Gojjam Zone, Guzamn is bordered on the southeast by Baso Liben, on the south by the Abay River which separates it from the Oromia Region, on the west by Debre Elias, on the northwest by Machakel, on the north by Sinan, and on the east by Aneded; the Chamwaga River defines part of the border between Guzamn and Baso Liben. The town and woreda of Debre Marqos is an enclave inside Guzamn. Towns in Guzamn include Chemoga and Yebokile. Sinan woreda was separate from Guzamn.Show on map
BatiBati is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Oromia Zone, Bati is bordered on the south by Dawa Harewa, on the southeast by the Argobba special woreda, on the west and north by the Debub Wollo Zone, and on the east by the Afar Region. Towns in this woreda include its administrative center, the market town of Bati. The towns of Degan and Gerba were administratively part of Bati prior to the 2007 census, but were then transferred to Kalu woreda.Show on map
Baso LibenBaso Liben is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. A triangular-shaped district at the southernmost point of the Misraq Gojjam Zone, Baso Liben is bordered on the south by a bend of the Abay River which separates it from the Oromia Region, on the northwest by Guzamn, and on the northeast by Aneded; the Chamwaga river defines part of its western border. The major town in Baso Liben is Yejube.Show on map
WegeraWegera or Wogera is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Wegera is named for the former province Wegera, which was located roughly in the same location, and was later made part of the province of Semien. Part of the Semien Gondar Zone, Wegera is bordered on the south by Mirab Belessa, on the southwest by Gondar Zuria, on the west by Lay Armachiho, on the northwest by Tach Armachiho, on the north by Dabat, on the northeast by Jan Amora, and on the southeast by Misraq Belessa. Towns in Wegera include Amba Giyorgis and Gedegbe.Show on map
Libo KemkemKemekem (also known as Libo Kemekem) is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Debub Gondar Zone, Kemekem is bordered on the south by the Reb which separates it from Fogera, on the west by Lake Tana, on the north by the Semien Gondar Zone, and on the east by Ebenat. The administrative center is Addis Zemen; other towns include Amba Meda and Yifag.Show on map
Gonder Kifle HāgerGondar or Gonder (Amharic: ጎንደር?, Gonder or Gondär; formerly ጐንደር, Gʷandar or Gʷender) is a city and separate woreda in Ethiopia. Located in the Semien Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region, Gondar is north of Tana Lake on the Lesser Angereb River and southwest of the Simien Mountains. It has a latitude and longitude of 12°36′N 37°28′E / 12.600°N 37.467°E with an elevation of 2133 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by the Gondar Zuria woreda.Show on map
Geshe RabelGishe is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Located at the eastern edge of the Ethiopian highlands in the Semien Shewa Zone, Gishe is bordered on the south by the Menz Gera Midir, on the west and north by the Debub Wollo Zone, and on the east by Antsokiyana Gemza; the Wanchet River defines its western boundary. The name of this woreda is coming from the name of a district of the former province or kingdom of Shewa, Gishe. The administrative center of Gishe is Rabel.The first largest platue in Ethiopia , Abuye Meda, is found in Gishe District.Show on map
Shebel BerentaShebel Berenta is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia, named after two older districts which occupy the area this woreda currently covers: Berenta which is north of the Mecha river, and Shebel which is south of that stream. Part of the Misraq Gojjam Zone, Shebel Berenta is bordered on the southwest by Dejen, on the northwest by Enemay, on the north by Enarj Enawga, and on the east by the Abay River which separates it from the Oromia Region. The major town in Shebel Berenta is Yed Wuha.Show on map
South Gondar ZoneDebub Gondar (or South Gondar) is a Zone in the Ethiopian Amhara Region. This zone is named for the city of Gondar, which was the capital of Ethiopia until the mid-19th century, and has often been used as a name for the local province. Debub Gondar is bordered on the south by Misraq Gojjam, on the southwest by Mirab Gojjam and Bahir Dar, on the west by Lake Tana, on the north by Semien Gondar, on the northeast by Wag Hemra, on the east by Semien Wollo, and on the southeast by Debub Wollo; the Abbay River separates Debub Gondar from the two Gojjam Zones.Show on map
Hulet Ej EneseHulet Ej Enese is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Misraq Gojjam Zone, it is bordered on the south by Debay Telatgen, on the west by Bibugn and Goncha, on the northwest by the Mirab Gojjam Zone, on the north by the Abay River (which separates it from the Debub Gondar Zone), on the east by Goncha Siso Enese, and on the southeast by Enarj Enawga. Among the towns in this administrative division are Keraniyo, Mota and Sede.Show on map
MechaMecha is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. The name, Mecha, is taken from the name for a subdivision of the province of Gojjam. Part of the Mirab Gojjam Zone, Mecha is bordered on the south by Sekela, on the southwest by the Agew Awi Zone, on the west by the Lesser Abay River which separates it from Debub Achefer and Semien Achefer, on the northeast by Bahir Dar Zuria, and on the east by Yilmana Densa. Towns in Mecha include Merawi and Wetet Abay.Show on map
Addi ArkayAddi Arkay is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Located at the northeastern point of the Semien Gondar Zone, Addi Arkay is bordered on the south by Jan Amora, on the southwest by Debarq, on the north by the Tigray Region, and on the east by Tselemt. Towns in Addi Arkay include Addi Arkay and Zarima. Tselemt woreda was separated from Addi Arkay.Show on map
Legambo WoredaLegambo is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. This woreda is named for one of the \"Houses\" or subgroups of the Wollo Oromo, who was located there. Part of the Debub Wollo Zone, Legambo is bordered on the south by Legahida and Kelala, on the southwest by Wegde, on the west by Debre Sina, on the northwest by Sayint, on the north by Tenta, on the northeast by Dessie Zuria, and on the southeast by Were Ilu. Towns in Legambo include Akesta and Embacheber.Show on map
West Gojjam ZoneMirab Gojjam (or \"West Gojjam\") is a Zone in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Mirab Gojjam is named after the former province of Gojjam. Mirab Gojjam is bordered on the south by the Abay River which separates it from the Oromia Region and Benishangul-Gumuz Region, on the west by Agew Awi, on the northwest by Semien Gondar, on the north by Lake Tana, and the Abay River which separates it from the Debub Gondar, and on the east by Misraq Gojjam. Its highest point is Mount Amedamit. Towns in Mirab Gojjam include Bahir Dar, Adet, Finote Selam, Bure, Quarite, Dega Damot, Sekela, Merawi, Yismala and Dembecha. Finote selam is the capital of the zone.Show on map
Goncha Siso-EneseGoncha Siso Enese is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Misraq Gojjam Zone, Goncha Siso Enese is bordered on the south by Enarj Enawga, on the west by Hulet Ej Enese, on the north by the Abay River which separates it from the Debub Gondar Zone, and on the east by Enbise Sar Midir. The major town in Goncha Siso Enese is Ginde Weyin. Rivers in this woreda include the Temmie, a tributary of the Abay.Show on map
SoqotaSoqota is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Located in the Wag Hemra Zone, Soqota is bordered on the south by Gazbibla, on the southwest by Dehana, on the west by Zikuala, on the north by Abergele, and on the east by the Tigray Region. The separate woreda of town of Soqota is surrounded by Soqota. Abergele woreda was separated from Soqota.Show on map
BerehetBerehet is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Semien Shewa Zone, Berehet is bordered on the south by the Germama River which separates it from Menjarna Shenkora, on the west by Hagere Mariamna Kesem, on the north by Asagirt, and on the east by the Afar Region. The major town in Berehet is Metiteh Bila.Show on map
Antsokiyana GemzaAntsokiyana Gemza (\"Antsokiya and Gemza\") is one of the districts of Ethiopias in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. This district is partly named for one of the districts of Shewa, Antsokia. Part of the North Shewa Zone, Antsokiyana Gemza is bordered on the south by Efratana Gidim, on the southwest by Menz Gera Midir, on the west by Geshe, and on the north and east by the Oromia Zone. The administrative center is Mekoy; other towns in Antsokiyana Gemza include Majete.Show on map
Faggeta LekomaFaggeta Lekoma is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. The woreda is named in part after two former districts: Faggeta, best known as the location for the Battle of Faggeta (9 December 1769), where Ras Mikael Sehul with the help of Goshu of Amhara and Wand Bewossen defeated Fasil of Damot; and Lekoma, where Emperor Susenyos quashed a revolt of the local Agaw in 1614. Part of the Agew Awi Zone, Faggeta Lekoma is bordered on the south by Banja Shekudad, on the west by Guangua, on the north by Dangila, and on the east by the Mirab Gojjam Zone. Towns in Faggeta Lekoma include Addis Kidame and Faggeta.Show on map
Debay TelatgenDebay Telatgen is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Misraq Gojjam Zone, Debay Telatgen is bordered on the extreme south by Dejen, on the southwest by Awabel, on the west by Sinan, on the northwest by Bibugn, on the north by Hulet Ej Enese, on the northeast by Enarj Enawga, and on the east by Enemay. The major town in Debay Telatgen is Kuyi.Show on map
AlefaAlefa is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Semien Gondar Zone, Alefa is bordered on the southwest by the Agew Awi Zone, on the west by Qwara, on the north by Takusa, on the east by Lake Tana and on the southeast by the Mirab Gojjam Zone. The administrative center of Alefa is Shawra; other towns include Dengel Ber, Esey Dibir and Gomenge. Rivers include the Dinder. Jawi and Takusa woredas were separated from Alefa. Alefa is named after the historic region to the southwest of Lake Tana, which was the target of a punitive expedition led by Emperor Susenyos in 1608.Show on map
North Gondar ZoneSemien Gondar (or North Gondar) is a Zone in the Ethiopian Amhara Region. This Zone is named for the city of Gondar, the capital of Ethiopia until the mid-19th century, which has often been used as a name for the 20th century province of Begemder. Semien Gondar is bordered on the south by Lake Tana, Mirab (West) Gojjam, Agew Awi and the Benishangul-Gumuz Region, on the west by Sudan, on the north by the Tigray Region, on the east by Wag Hemra and on the southeast by Debub Gondar. Towns and cities in Semien Gondar include Dabat, Debarq, Emfranz, Gondar, Gorgora and Metemma.Show on map
Wadla Delanta ĀwrajaWadla is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia; it is named for the former district which lay roughly in the same area. Part of the Semien Wollo Zone, Wadla is bordered on the southeast by Delanta, on the southwest by Dawunt, on the north by Meket, and on the northeast by Guba Lafto. The major town in Wadla is Kone. The altitude of this woreda ranges from 700 to 3200 meters above sea level. It lies in the watershed of the Bashilo; rivers include the Zhit'a. Wadla, as well as the other seven rural woredas of this Zone, has been grouped amongst the 48 woredas.Show on map
DejenDejen is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. This woreda is named after the traditional district it lies in, Dejen, which is best known as where Admas Mogasa, the widow of Emperor Menas, raised the future Emperor Susenyos and instructed him in \"the doctrine of the holy books.\" Part of the Misraq Gojjam Zone, Dejen is bordered on the south by the Abay River which separates it from the Oromia Region, on the west by Awabel, on the northwest by Debay Telatgen, on the north by Enemay, and on the east by Shebel Berenta. The major town in Dejen is Dejen.Show on map
DembechaDembecha is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Mirab Gojjam Zone, Dembecha is bordered on the west by Bure, on the northwest by Jabi Tehnan, on the north by Dega Damot, and on the east and south by the Misraq Gojjam Zone. Towns in Dembecha include Addis Alem, Dembecha and Yechereka. Rivers in this woreda include the Temchi, over which the Italian Count Salimbeni built the first bridge in Gojjam for Negus Tekle Haymanot in 1884-1885. Near the town of Dembecha are hot springs which were both well known and popular throughout Gojjam.Show on map
QwaraQwara is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Qwara is named after the former province Qwara, which was in the same area. Located at the westernmost point of the Semien Gondar Zone, Qwara is bordered on the south by the Benishangul-Gumuz Region, on the west by Sudan, on the north by Metemma, on the east by Takusa and Alefa, and on the southeast by Agew Awi Zone; part of its boundary with the Benishangul-Gumaz Region is defined by the Dinder River. The administrative center of this woreda is Gelegu; other settlements include Tewodros Ketema.Show on map
Efratana GidimEfratana Gidim (\"Efrata and Gedem\") is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. It is named after two historic districts that were part of the former autonomous kingdom of Shewa, Efrata and Gedem. Part of the Semien Shewa Zone, Efratana Gidim is bordered on the south by Kewet, on the southwest by Menz Mam Midir, on the west by Menz Gera Midir, on the north by Antsokiyana Gemza, and on the east by the Oromia Zone. The administrative center of this woreda is Ataye (Efeson); other towns in Efratana Gidim include Jewha and Karakore.Show on map
North Wollo ZoneSemien Wollo (or North Wollo) is one of 10 zones of the Amhara Region of northern Ethiopia. It is bordered on the south by Debub Wollo (South Wollo), on the west by Debub Gondar (South Gondar), on the north by Wag Hemra, on the northeast by Tigray Region, and on the east by Afar Region; part of its southern border is defined by the Mille River. Its highest point is Mount Abuna Yosef. Its towns include Lalibela (known for its rock-cut churches) and Weldiya (also spelt Woldia). Semien Wollo acquired its name from the former province of Wollo.Show on map
Debre Tabor ĀwrajaDebre Tabor (Amharic: ደብረ ታቦር?, lit. \"Mount Tabor\") is a town and a woreda in north-central Ethiopia. Located in the Debub Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region of Ethiopia, about 100 kilometers southeast of Gondar and 50 kilometers east of Lake Tana, this historic town has a latitude and longitude of 11°51′N 38°1′E / 11.850°N 38.017°E with an elevation of 2,706 metres (8,878 ft) above sea level. The presence of at least 48 springs in the area contributed to the development of Debre Tabor. Debre Tabor is served by an airport (ICAO code HADT, IATA DBT).Show on map
Enbise Sar MidirEnbise Sar Midir is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. This woreda is named in part after the historic district of Enbise, which was first mentioned in the 16th century. Part of the Misraq Gojjam Zone, Enbise Sar Midir is bordered on the south by Enarj Enawga, on the west by Goncha Siso Enese, and on the north and east by Abay River which separates it from the Debub Gondar Zone and Debub Wollo Zone. The administrative center of this woreda is Merto Lemariam; other towns in Enbise Sar Midir include Dibo.Show on map
MeketMeket is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. It is named after a former district located approximately in this area. Located on the western side of the Semien Wollo Zone, Meket is bordered on the south by Wadla and Dawunt, on the west by the Debub Gondar Zone, on the northwest by Bugna, on the north by Lasta, on the northeast by Gidan, and on the east by Guba Lafto. The administrative center of Meket is Filakit Gereger; other settlements include Agrit, Arbit, Gashena and Debre Zebit.Show on map
SimadaSimada is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Debub Gondar Zone, Simada is bordered on the southeast by the Bashilo River which separates it from the Debub Wollo Zone, on the southwest by the Abay River which separates it from the Misraq Gojjam Zone, on the west by Misraq Este, on the north by Lay Gayint, and on the northeast by Tach Gayint. Part of this woreda's boundary with Este is defined by the Wanka, a tributary of the Abay. The major town in Simada is Wegeda.Show on map
BibugnBibugn (ቢቡኝ) is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Misraq Gojjam Zone, Bibugn is bordered on the south by Sinan, on the west by the Mirab Gojjam Zone degadamot woreda, on the northwest by Goncha, and on the east by Hulet Ej Enese. Towns in Bibugn include Digua Tsion, Weyin Wuha and Waber..Digo is the center of bibugn wereda.There are over 15 kebelles in bibugn wereda:among those debiresina is one of a kebelle that found in the north part .Show on map
Ch’ilga ĀwrajaChilga (also Chelga, Ch'ilga, etc.; Ge'ez: ጭልጋ č̣ilgā) is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. It is named after its chief town Chilga (also known as Ayikel), an important stopping point on the historic Gondar-Sudan trade route. Part of the Semien Gondar Zone, Chilga is bordered on the south by Takusa, on the west by Metemma, on the north by Tach Armachiho, on the northeast by Lay Armachiho, and on the east by Dembiya. Other towns in Chilga include Seraba and Wohni.Show on map
AnkeshaAnkasha Guagusa is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. The woreda is named after a former confederation of the Agew, which James Bruce describes was formed of Dengui, Sakala, Dengila and Geesh. A triangle-shaped district in the Agew Awi Zone, Ankasha Guagusa is bordered on the south by the Mirab Gojjam Zone, on the west by Guangua, on the north by Banja Shekudad, and on the east by Guagusa Shekudad. Towns in Ankasha Guagusa include Agew Gimjabet and Azena.Show on map
K’alu ĀwrajaKalu (also known as Harbu) is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Debub Wollo Zone, Kalu is bordered on the west by Dessie Zuria, on the north by Were Babu, on the south and east by the Oromia Zone, on the southeast by Argobba special woreda, and on the southwest by Abuko. The administrative center for this woreda is Harbu; other towns in Kalu include Ancharo, Gerba and Degan. A highway linking Kombolcha and Afar bisects Kalu to two parts.Show on map
Hagere Mariamna KesemHagere Mariamna Kesem (or Hagere Mariam and Kesem) is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Semien Shewa Zone, Hagere Mariamna Kesem is bordered on the south by the Germama (or Kesem) river which separates it from Menjarna Shenkora, on the west by the Oromia Region, on the north by Angolalla Tera, on northeast by Asagirt, and on the east by Berehet. The administrative center of this woreda is Shola Gebeya; other towns include Kese Koremash.Show on map
GuanguaGuangua is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Agew Awi Zone, Guangua is bordered on the south and west by the Benishangul-Gumuz Region, on the north by Dangila, on the northwest by Faggeta Lekoma and Banja Shekudad, and on the east by Ankasha Guagusa; the Dura River, a tributary of the Abay River, defines part of its western border. The administrative center of this woreda is Chagni; other towns in Guangua include Kilaj, and Menta Wuha.Show on map
Enarj EnawgaEnarj Enawga is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Misraq Gojjam Zone, Enarj Enawga is bordered on the south by Enemay, on the southwest by Debay Telatgen, on the west by Hulet Ej Enese, on the north by Goncha Siso Enese, on the northeast by Enbise Sar Midir, on the east by the Abbay River which separates it from the Debub Wollo Zone, and on the southeast by Shebel Berenta. Towns in Enarj Enawga include Debre Werq and Felege Berhan.Show on map
Jan AmoraJan Amora (Ge'ez: ጃን አሞራ jān āmōrā, Amharic: \"Royal eagle\") is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Semien Gondar Zone, Jan Amora is bordered on the south by Misraq Belessa, on the southwest by Wegera, on the west by Debarq, on the north by Addi Arkay and Tselemt, on the east by Beyeda, and on the southeast by Wag Hemra Zone. The administrative center of Jan Amora is Mekane Berhan.Show on map
Artuma FursiArtuma Fursi is one of the woredas, which are districts, in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Oromia Zone, Artuma Fursi is bordered on the south by Jile Timuga, on the west by the Semien Shewa Zone, on the northwest by Dawa Chefe, on the north by Dawa Harewa,and on the east by the Afar Region. Towns in Artuma Fursi include Chefa Robit. Artuma Fursi was part of the former Artuma Fursina Jile woreda.Show on map
Tach GayintTach Gayint (Amharic \"Lower Gayint\") is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Debub Gondar Zone, Tach Gayint is bordered on the south by the Bashilo River which separates it from the Debub Wollo Zone, on the west by Simada, on the north by Lay Gayint, and on the east by the Checheho River which separates it from the Semien Wollo Zone. The major town in Tach Gayint is Arb Gebeya.Show on map
FogeraFogera is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of northwest Ethiopia. Fogera is part of the Debub Gondar Zone. The district is bordered on the south by Dera, on the west by Lake Tana, on the north by the Reb which separates it from Kemekem, on the northeast by Ebenat, and on the east by Farta. The administrative center for this woreda is Wereta City. Other cities in Fogera include Alem Ber city.Show on map
Yilmana DensaYilmana Densa is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Mirab Gojjam Zone, Yilmana Densa is bordered on the south by Kuarit, on the southwest by Sekela, on the west by Mecha, on the north by Bahir Dar Zuria, on the east by the Abay River which separates it from the Debub Gondar Zone, and on the southeast by the Misraq Gojjam Zone. The major town in Yilmana Densa is Adet.Show on map
AwabelAwabel is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Misraq Gojjam Zone, Awabel is bordered on the south by the Abay River which separates it from the Oromia Region, on the west by Aneded, on the northwest by Sinan, on the northeast by Debay Telatgen, and on the east by Dejen. Towns in Awabel include Lumame and Wejel. The woreda of Aneded was separated from Awabel.Show on map
Jabi TehnanJabi Tehnan is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Mirab Gojjam Zone, Jabi Tehnan is bordered on the southeast by Dembecha, on the west by Bure, on the northwest by Sekela, on the north by Kuarit, and on the east by Dega Damot. The town and separate woreda of Finote Selam is surrounded by Jabi Tehnan. Towns in Jabi Tehnan include Jiga, Maksegnit and Mankusa.Show on map
Wag Hemra ZoneWag Hemra is a Zone in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Its name is a combination of the former province of Wag, and the dominant local ethnic group, the Kamyr (or \"Hemra\") Agaw. Wag Hemra is bordered on the south by Semien Wollo, on the southwest by Debub (South) Gondar, on the west by Semen (North) Gondar, on the north and east by the Tigray Region. Towns in Wag Hemra include Soqota.Show on map
MetemmaMetemma is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Semien Gondar Zone, Metemma is bordered on the south by Qwara, on the west by Sudan, on the north by Mirab Armachiho, on the northeast by Tach Armachiho, on the east by Chilga, and on the southeast by Takusa. The administrative center is Shehedi; other towns in Metemma include Metemma and Shinfa.Show on map
HabruHabru is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Semien Wollo Zone, Habru is bordered on the south by the Mille River which separates it from the Debub Wollo Zone, on the west by Guba Lafto, on the north by the Alewuha River which separates it from Kobo, and on the east by the Afar Region. Towns in Habru include Mersa and Wurgesa.Show on map
Jile TimugaJile Timuga is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Oromia Zone, Jile Timuga is bordered on the east and south by the Afar Region, on the west by the Semien Shewa Zone, and on the north by Artuma Fursi. Towns in Jile Timuga include Senbete. Jile Timuga was part of the former Artuma Fursina Jile woreda.Show on map
MachakelMachakel is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Misraq Gojjam Zone, Machakel is bordered on the south by Debre Elias, on the northwest by the Mirab Gojjam Zone, on the east by Sinan, and on the southeast by Guzamn. Towns in Machakel include Amanuel. Woreda of Debre Elias was separated from Machakel.Show on map
DeraDera or Dehra (Urdu: ڈیرہ ‎) is a Saraiki-language word meaning camp or settlement. In Punjabi, it is usually used as a place where men meet and socialize in the village. Towns in Pakistan with Dera in their names. Towns in India with Dera in their names. \n* Dera Baba Nanak, Gurdaspur, Punjab \n* Dehradun, capital of Uttarakhand \n* Dehra, Himachal \n* Derasar a term for a Jain temple Places in Iran named Dera or Dehra. Religious sects: \n* Dera Sacha Sauda, a sect at Sirsa, Haryana, India \n* Dera Sach Khand, Jalandhar, PunjabShow on map
Kola Dega Damot ĀwrajaDega Damot is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Mirab Gojjam Zone, Dega Damot is bordered on the south by Dembecha, on the southwest by Jabi Tehnan, on the west by Kuarit, and on the north and east by the Misraq Gojjam Zone. The major town in Dega Damot is Feres Bet.Show on map
Dega DamotDega Damot is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Mirab Gojjam Zone, Dega Damot is bordered on the south by Dembecha, on the southwest by Jabi Tehnan, on the west by Kuarit, and on the north and east by the Misraq Gojjam Zone. The major town in Dega Damot is Feres Bet.Show on map
EbenatEbenat is a town in northern Ethiopia. Located in the Debub Wollo Zone of the Amhara Region, Ebenat has a latitude and longitude of 12°7′N 38°3′E / 12.117°N 38.050°E. It is the administrative center of Ebenat woreda.Show on map
Different buildings in Amhara
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Gondar AirportGondar Airport (IATA: GDQ, ICAO: HAGN), also known as Atse Tewodros Airport, is an airport serving Gondar, a city in the northern Amhara Region of Ethiopia. The name of the city and airport may also be transliterated as Gonder. The airport is located 18 km (11 miles) south of Gondar. The airport is named after the Emperor of Ethiopia (Atse) Tewodros II.Show on map
Hāyk’ Ist’īfanos Bēte KristīyanIstifanos Monastery (or St Stephen Monastery) is a monastery in Ethiopia, located in Lake Hayq. (The Stephen commemorated at the monastery is not the Saint Stephen of Acts.) The structure was built around an 8th-century church of Aksumite origins by Emperor Yekuno Amlak to fulfill a promise he made to Iyasus Mo'a.Show on map
Lalibela AirportLalibela Airport (IATA: LLI, ICAO: HALL) is an airport serving Lalibela, a city in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. The name of the city and airport may also be transliterated as Lalibella. The airport is located 23 km (14 miles) southwest of the city.Show on map
Mekane Selam AirportMekane Selam Airport (IATA: MKS, ICAO: HAMA) is an airport serving Mekane Selam, a town in the Debub Wollo (or \"South Wollo\") zone of the Amhara region in central Ethiopia. Its single runway is approximately 1,500 metres (4,921 ft) in length.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Amhara
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Beshlo WenzThe Bashilo River (less often known as the Beshitta) is located in Ethiopia. Known for its canyon, which one source describes as almost as extensive as the canyon of its parent the Abay, also known as the Blue Nile, the river originates just west of Kutaber in the Amhara Region, flowing first to the northwest to where the Tergiya empties into it, then to the southwest to its confluence with the Abay. Its drainage area is about 13,242 square kilometers in size, covering portions of the Semien Gondar, Semien Wollo and Debub Wollo Zones. Its tributaries include the Checheho, and the Walano.Show on map
Lake TanaLake Tana (also spelled T'ana, Amharic: ጣና ሐይቅ?, Ṭana Ḥäyq, T’ana Hāyk’; an older variant is Tsana, Ge'ez ጻና Ṣānā; sometimes called \"Dembiya\" after the region to the north of the lake) is the source of the Blue Nile and is the largest lake in Ethiopia. Located in Amhara Region in the north-western Ethiopian Highlands, the lake is approximately 84 kilometers long and 66 kilometers wide, with a maximum depth of 15 meters, and an elevation of 1,788 meters. Lake Tana is fed by the Lesser Abay, Reb and Gumara rivers; and its surface area ranges from 3,000 to 3,500 km,² depending on season and rainfall. The lake level has been regulated since the construction of the control weir where the lake discharges into the Blue Nile. This controls the flow to the Blue Nile Falls (Tis Abbai) and hydro-poweShow on map
Hāyk’ Hāyk’Hayq (or Haik) is a town in northern Ethiopia. It is named after Lake Hayq, which lies two kilometers east of the city and is the home of Istifanos Monastery, an important landmark in Ethiopian Church history. Located 28 kilometers north of Dessie in the Tehuledere woreda of the Debub Wollo Zone of the Amhara Region, the town has a latitude and longitude of 11°18′N 39°41′E / 11.300°N 39.683°E and an elevation of 2030 meters above sea level.Show on map
Hardībo Hāyk’Lake Ardibbo is a freshwater lake of Ethiopia. It is located north of Dessie, in the Debub Wollo Zone of the Amhara Region. It is situated about five kilometers southeast of Lake Hayq; both lakes are in Tehuledere woreda. This lake is smaller in size than Lake Hayq and flows into Hayq via the Anchercah River.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Amhara
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Debre SīnaDebre Sina (Amharic, \"Mount Sinai\") is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Debub Wollo Zone, Debre Sina is bordered on the south by Wegde, on the west by the Abbay River which separates it from the Misraq Gojjam Zone, on the north by Mehal Sayint, on the northeast by Sayint, and on the east by Legambo. The administrative center is Mekane Selam; other towns in Debre Sina include Amsale Genet. The southern part of this woreda was detached in summer 1994 to create Wegde woreda.Show on map
Ras DejenRas Dejen (alternatively Ras Dashan Ge'ez ራስ ደጀን rās dejen or ራስ ዳሸን rās dashen, Amharic \"head guard\") is the highest mountain in Ethiopia and tenth highest mountain of Africa. Part of Simien Mountains National Park located in the Gondar, Amhara Region, it reaches an elevation of 4,550 metres (14,928 ft). The more common form, \"Ras Dashen\" is a corruption of its Amharic name, \"Ras Dejen\", used by the system of the Ethiopian Mapping Authority (EMA) which means \"the general who fights in front of the Emperor\".Show on map
dagaDaga Island is located in the southeastern part of Lake Tana in Ethiopia. Southeast of the much larger Dek Island, Daga has a latitude and longitude of 11°53′N 37°18′E / 11.883°N 37.300°E. The entire island, consisting of a volcanic cone some 300 feet high, is considered holy and no females, either women or farm animals, are allowed on the island.Show on map
Ābune YosēfAbuna Yosef is a prominent mountain near the eastern escarpment of the Ethiopian Highlands. At 4,260 metres (13,976 ft) it is the 6th tallest mountain in Ethiopia and the 19th highest of Africa. It is located in the Lasta massif in the Semien Wollo Zone of the Amhara Region. The Abuna Yosef Community Conservation Area covers about 70 km² of the Abuna Yosef massif.Show on map
DembelDembel is one of the woredas in the Somali Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Shinile Zone, Dembel is bordered on the west by Shinile, on the north by Ayesha, and on the east and south by the Jijiga Zone. Towns in Dembel include Arebi, Biyo Behay, Dembel, Dure, Harmukale, and Smekeb.Show on map
Guna TeraraMount Guna or Guna Terara is a mountain located near the cities of Nefas Mewcha and Debre Tabor, in the northern Amhara region of Ethiopia. It is the highest point in the South Gondar Zone, with an elevation of 4,120 metres (13,517 ft) above sea level. Mount Guna forms part of the divide between the drainage basins of the Abay and the Tekezé rivers. It is the origin of the Gumara, Rib and other rivers, which flow into Lake Tana and Yikalo, Mebela, Goleye and other rivers, which flow into Tekezé river.Show on map
Nargadaga DesētDek Island (Dek Deset in Amharic) is the biggest island (approximately 16 square kilometers in size) on Lake Tana in Ethiopia. It is administratively included in the Bahir Dar Zuria woreda of the Mirab Gojjam Zone. To the southeast of Dek is the much smaller Daga Island.Show on map
Mount Abuye MedaAbuye Meda is a mountain located near the city of Dessye in Ethiopia. It is the highest elevation of the Semien Shewa Zone in the Amhara Region. It forms part of the divide between the drainage basins of the Abay and the Awash Rivers.Show on map