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Map of Binshangul Gumuz district in Ethiopia

Basic information about Binshangul_Gumuz
Benishangul-Gumuz, (Amharic:ቤንሻንጉል ጉሙዝ) also known as Benshangul/Gumaz, is one of the nine ethnic divisions (pl., kililoch) of Ethiopia. Previously known as Region 6, the region's capital is Asosa. Following the adoption of the 1995 constitution, the Region was created from the westernmost portion of the Gojjam province (the part north of the Abay River), and the northwestern portion of the Welega Province (the part south of the Abay). The name of the region comes from two local ethnic groups - Berta (also called as Benishangul) and Gumuz. Due to its lack of transportation and communications infrastructure, this region faces major challenges to economic development. The Abay divides Benishangul-Gumuz, and there is no bridge crossing this major river in the region. To travel between the regional capital of Assosa and Gilgil Beles, the capital of the Metekel Zone, one must pass through Walega and Gojjam in the neighboring regions of Oromia and Amhara, incurring a travel distance of 1,250 kilometers, versuses 180 had a bridge existed over the Abay. Conditions for travel within zones varies, but is often poor and subject to disruption by the rainy season. On 28 July 2009, the Regional Rural Roads Authority reported that over the previous year almost 600 of the 800 kilometers of local all-weather roads had been upgraded at a cost of 11.5 million Birr, and an additional 447 kilometers of roads constructed.
Cities, towns & villages in Binshangul Gumuz
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Debre ZeyitDebre Zeyit (also known as Wenbera) is a town in western Ethiopia. Located in the Metekel Zone of the Benishangul-Gumuz Region, Debre Zeit has a latitude and longitude of 10°35′N 35°48′E / 10.583°N 35.800°E with an elevation of 2097 meters above sea level. Show Debre Zeyiton the map
GubaGuba is one of the 20 woredas in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia. It is named after the former Sultanate of Gubba. Part of the Metekel Zone, Guba is bordered by the Abay River on the south which separates it from the Kamashi Zone, Sudan on the west, Amhara Region on the north, Dangur on the east, and on the southeast by the Beles River, which separates it from Wenbera. Towns in Guba include Mankush. A refugee camp for displaced persons from Sudan operated in this woreda at Yarenja until all of its inhabitants were repatriated and the camp closed 28 March 2007. Show Gubaon the map
DibateDibate is a town in western Ethiopia, named after a local tribe. Located in the Metekel Zone of Benishangul-Gumuz, Dibate has a latitude and longitude of 10°39′N 36°13′E / 10.650°N 36.217°E with an elevation of 1438 meters above sea level. Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this town has an estimated total population of 5,010 of whom 2,354 were males and were 2,656 females. According to the 1994 national census, its total population was 2,912 of whom 1,362 were males and 1,550 were females. It is the largest settlement in Dibate woreda. Show Dibateon the map
MengēMenge is a town in western Ethiopia. Located in the Asosa Zone of the Benishangul-Gumuz Region, Menge has a latitude and longitude of 10°23′N 34°46′E / 10.383°N 34.767°E with an elevation of 1123 meters above sea level. Records at the Nordic Africa Institute website provide details of a primary school in Menge in 1968. In 1970, a group of three German travelers travelling down the Abay River describe Menge as a settlement with masonry houses, and record that it had a police station. Show Mengēon the map
ĀsosaAsosa is a town in western Ethiopia and the capital of the Benishangul-Gumuz Region (or kilil) of Ethiopia. Located in the Asosa Zone, this town has a latitude and longitude of 10°04′N 34°31′E / 10.067°N 34.517°E, with an elevation of 1570 meters. This town has an airport with a 6398 × 152 ft (1950 × 46 m) paved runway. The airport's IATA code is HASO, and its ICAO code is HASO. Show Āsosaon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Binshangul Gumuz
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Benishangul-Gumuz RegionBenishangul-Gumuz, ጉሙዝ) also known as Benshangul/Gumuz, is one of the nine ethnic divisions (pl., kililoch) of Ethiopia, also known as Region 6. The region's capital is Assosa. Following the adoption of the 1995 constitution, the Region was created from the westernmost portion of the Gojjam province (the part north of the Abay River), and the northwestern portion of the Wollega Province (the part south of the Abay). The name of the region comes from two local ethnic groups - Berta,the Berta people Mostly speaks Arabic and Rutana and Gumuz.Show on map
Mao-Komo SpecialMao-Komo is one of the 20 woredas in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia. Because it is not part of any Zone in Benishangul-Gumuz, it is considered a Special woreda, an administrative subdivision which is similar to an autonomous area. The southernmost woreda in the Region, Mao-Komo is bordered on the west by Sudan and South Sudan, on the north by the Asosa Zone, and on the east and south by the Oromia Region. Towns in this woreda include Tongo and it has a weekly market. Tongo refugee camp, housing 12,483 displaced people from Sudan and South Sudan, is also located in Mao-Komo.Show on map
MetekelMetekel is one of the three Zones in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia, named after the former Metekkel province. It is bordered on the south and southwest by Kamashi, on the west by Sudan, and on the north and east by the Amhara Region. The Abay River defines the Zone's boundaries with Kamashi, while the Dinder River defines part of its boundary with the Amhara Region. The administrative center of Metekel Zone is Gilgil Beles; other towns include Manbuk. The highest point is Mount Belaya (3,131 meters), which is part of the Dangur range.Show on map
SherkoleSherkole is one of the 20 woredas in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Asosa Zone, it is bordered by Menge on the south, Kormuk on the west, by Sudan on the north, and Kamashi Zone on the east. The major settlement in this woreda is Holma. Ad-Damazin transit center, housing 14,431 displaced Sudanese, is also located in Sherkole. One of the highest points in Sherkole is Mount Abu Ranab, a lone peak that rises near the Abay River. Other rivers include the Tumat, a tributary of the Abay.Show on map
AsosaAsosa is one of the 20 woredas in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Asosa Zone, it is bordered by Kormuk and Komesha in the north, by Menge in the northeast, by Oda Buldigilu in the east, by Bambasi in the southeast, by Mao-Komo special woreda in the south and by Sudan in the west. This Woreda is named after its largest settlement, Asosa. Rivers include the Yabus and its tributary the Buldidine. One of the highest points in Asosa is Mount Bange.Show on map
Kamashi ZoneKamashi is one of the three Zones in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia. It covers part of the southern bank of the Abay and the valley of the Didessa Rivers. The Zone is bordered on the south and east by the Oromia Region, on the west by the Asosa and Sudan, and on the north by Metekel and the Amhara Region, which lie on the further bank of the Abay. Rivers in Kamashi include the Didessa.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Binshangul Gumuz
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Dabus WenzThe Dabus River is a north-flowing tributary of the Abay River in southwestern Ethiopia; it joins its parent stream at 10°36′38″N 35°8′58″E / 10.61056°N 35.14944°E. The Dabus has a drainage area of about 21,032 square kilometers. This river was formerly known as the Yabus, and local speakers still refer to it by that name, without distinction for the Yabus in Sudan that is a tributary of the White Nile. Juan Maria Schuver was the first European explorer to determine that they were two separate rivers, and in 1882 proved false the rumor that these rivers flowed from the same mountain lake.Show on map
Dīdēsa WenzThe Didessa River (pronounced: ɗeɗ:e:s:a; Afaan Oromo: Dhedheessa) is a river in western Ethiopia. A tributary of the Abay River, it rises in the mountains of Gomma, flowing in a northwestern direction to its confluence where the course of the Abay has curved to its southernmost point before turning northwards at about 9°57′N 35°41′E / 9.950°N 35.683°E. The Didessa's drainage area is about 19,630 square kilometers, covering portions of the Benishangul-Gumuz Region and the West Welega Zone of the Oromia Region.Show on map
Hanger WenzHanger River (also transliterated Angar River) is a river in west central Ethiopia. It is a west-flowing tributary of the Didessa River, itself a tributary of the Blue Nile (also called the Abay River in Ethiopia). The Hanger enters the Didessa approximately halfway between the town of Nek'emte and the village of Cherari at a latitude and longitude of 9°35′N 36°2′E / 9.583°N 36.033°E. Tributaries of the Hanger include the Wajja, Alata, and Ukke rivers.Show on map
Beles WenzBeles River is a river of western Ethiopia. A tributary of the Abay river (better known as the Blue Nile), the Beles rises in Dangur woreda to flow in a south-west direction to its confluence. Its catchment area amounts to about 14,200 square kilometers.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Binshangul Gumuz
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DangurDangur is one of the 20 woredas in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia. It is named after the Dangur range of mountains, which extend southwest from the mountains along the west side of Lake Tana. The administrative center of this woreda is Manbuk.Show on map