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Basic information about SNNPR
Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (often abbreviated as SNNPR; Amharic: የደቡብ ብሔር ብሔረሰቦችና ህዝቦች ክልል) is one of the nine ethnic divisions (kililoch) of Ethiopia. It was formed from the merger of the former Regions 7-11 following the 1994 elections. Its capital is Awasa. The SNNPR borders Kenya to the south (including a small part of Lake Turkana), the Ilemi Triangle (a region claimed by Kenya and South Sudan) to the southwest, South Sudan to the west, the Ethiopian region of Gambela to the northwest, and the Ethiopian region of Oromia to the north and east. Besides Awasa, the region's major cities and towns include Arba Minch, Bonga, Chencha, Dila, Irgalem, Mizan Teferi, Soddo, Wendo, and Worabe.
Cities, towns & villages in SNNPR
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Felege SelamFelege Selam (formerly known as Mender 4) is a town in western Ethiopia. One of three located in the Pawe special woreda of the Benishangul-Gumuz Region, it has a latitude and longitude of 11°20′N 36°27′E / 11.333°N 36.450°E with an elevation of 2054 meters above sea level. The town gives its name to a parliamentary constituency; the current Member of Parliament for Felege Selam on the House of Peoples' Representatives is Mulat Tazebew Nigatu, who has held the position since 2005. Show Felege Selamon the map
DīlaDilla (Amharic: ዲላ?) is a market town and separate woreda in southern Ethiopia. The administrative center of the Gedeo Zone in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR), it is located on the main road from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. The town has a longitude and latitude of 6°24′30″N 38°18′30″E / 6.40833°N 38.30833°E, with an elevation of 1570 meters above sea level. It was part of Wenago woreda and is currently surrounded by Dila Zuria woreda. Show Dīlaon the map
ChehaCheha is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. This woreda is named after one of the sub-groups of the Sebat Bet Gurage, the Cheha. Part of the Gurage Zone, Cheha is bordered on the south by Enemorina Eaner, on the west by the Oromia Region, on the north by the Wabe River which separates it from Abeshge and Kebena, on the east by Ezha, and on the southeast by Gumer and Geta. The administrative center for Cheha is Endibir; other towns include Gubre. Show Chehaon the map
YekīYeki is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Sheka Zone, Yeki is bordered on the south by the Bench Maji Zone, on the west by the Gambela Region, on the north by Amderacha, and on the east by the Keffa Zone. The major town in Yeki is Tepi. A 2002 United Nations Emergency Unit for Ethiopia assessment report mentions increasing conflict between the Mezhenger and Sheko, which spilled over into neighboring Godere of the Gambela Region. Show Yekīon the map
BodītīBoditi is a town in southern Ethiopia. Located in the Wolaita Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of 6°58′N 37°52′E / 6.967°N 37.867°E with an elevation of 2050 meters above sea level. It the administrative center of Damot Gale woreda. As of 2006 permanent postal service is available, as well as electricity and telephone service. More colleges and higher educational Institutions are currently being developed as more number of school aged kids are increasing. Show Bodītīon the map
HawassaHawassa (Amharic: አዋሳ?, also spelled Awassa or Hawassa) is a city in Ethiopia, on the shores of Lake Awasa in the Great Rift Valley. It is located 285 km south of Addis Ababa via Debre Zeit, 130 km east of Sodo, and 75 km north of Dilla. The town serves as the capital of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, and is a special zone of this region. It lies on the Trans-African Highway 4 Cairo-Cape Town, and has a latitude and longitude of 7°3′N 38°28′E / 7.050°N 38.467°E and an elevation of 1708 meters above sea level. Show Hawassaon the map
SodoSodo or Wolaita Sodo is a town and separate woreda in south-central Ethiopia. The administrative center of the Wolaita Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, it has a latitude and longitude of 6°54′N 37°45′E / 6.900°N 37.750°E with an elevation between above sea level. It was part of the former Sodo woreda which included Sodo Zuria which completely surrounds it. Show Sodoon the map
DuramēDurame 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 7°14′N 37°53′E / 7.233°N 37.883°E 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. Show Duramēon the map
KembaKemba is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Gamo Gofa Zone, Kemba is bordered on the southwest by the Debub Omo Zone, on the west by Uba Debretsehay, on the northwest by Zala, on the northeast by Deramalo, on the east by Bonke, and on the southeast by the Dirashe special woreda; the Weito River defines the boundary with Bonke and Dirashe. The major town in this woreda is Kemba. Show Kembaon the map
ĀrekaAreka is a town in southern part of Ethiopia. Located in the Wolayita Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region some 300 kilometers southwest of the capital, Addis Ababa. This town has a latitude and longitude of 7°4′N 37°42′E / 7.067°N 37.700°E and an elevation of 1774 meters above sea level. It is the administrative center of Boloso Sore woreda. Show Ārekaon the map
Hosa’inaHosaena (also spelled Hosaina or Hosa'ina; an older name is Wachamo) is a town and separate woreda in southern Ethiopia, and the administrative center of the Hadiya Zone. Located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region (SNNPR), Hosaena has a latitude and longitude of 7°33′N 37°51′E / 7.550°N 37.850°E with an elevation of 2177 meters above sea level. It was part of Limo woreda and is surrounded by it. Show Hosa’inaon the map
TurmiTurmi is a market town in south-western Ethiopia. Located in the Debub Omo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region, the town has a latitude and longitude of 4°58′N 36°29′E / 4.967°N 36.483°E with an elevation of 925 metres above sea level. Home to many of the Hamer people, Turmi has a weekly market on Mondays. One product available at this market is incised gourds, used by local women as shopping baskets. Turmi is also notable for its traditional dances and the Jumping of the Bulls. Show Turmion the map
MashaMasha is a town in south-western Ethiopia. Located in the Sheka Zone in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR), this town has a latitude and longitude of 7°44′N 35°29′E / 7.733°N 35.483°E with an elevation of 2223 meters above sea level. Masha had been the administrative center of the Sheka Zone until 1996 when that Zone was combined with the Keffa Zone to create the Keficho Shekicho Zone, when it was demoted to the administrative center of only the Masha Anderacha woreda. When the two former Zones were re-created towards the end of 2000, Masha once again became the capital of the restored Sheko Zone. Show Mashaon the map
CiroChiro Zuria is one of the woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Mirab Hararghe Zone, Chiro is bordered on the south by Kuni, on the west by Guba Koricha, on the northwest by Mieso, on the north by Doba, on the northeast by Tulo, and on the east by the Galetti River which separates it from Mesela and the Misraq Hararghe Zone. It is part of former Chiro woreda what was divided for Chiro Zuria and Gemechis woredas and Chiro Town. Show Ciroon the map
WenagoWenago is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Gedeo Zone, Wenago is bordered on the southwest by Yirgachefe, on the northwest by the Oromia Region, on the northeast by Dila Zuria, and on the southeast by Bule. Towns in Wenago include Wenago. Dila Zuria woreda and Dila town were separated from Wenago. Show Wenagoon the map
FofaFofa is a town in southern Ethiopia, and is the administrative center of the Yem special woreda. Located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of 07°51′N 37°31′E / 7.850°N 37.517°E with an elevation of 2506 meters above sea level. Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Fofa has an estimated total population of 1,929 of whom 966 were males and 963 were females. The 1994 national census reported this town had a total population of 1,065 of whom 535 were males and 530 were females. Show Fofaon the map
GīdolēGidole is a town in southern Ethiopia, and is the administrative center of the Dirashe special woreda. Located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, it sits at a latitude and longitude of 05°39′N 37°22′E / 5.650°N 37.367°E with an elevation ranging from 2045 to 2650 meters above sea level. The town is named after the Gidole or Gardulla people, an ethnic group inhabiting southern Ethiopia better known as the Dirashe. Show Gīdolēon the map
JinkaJinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. Located in the hills north of the Tama Plains, this town is the capital of the Debub Omo Zone of theSouthern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region currently Jinka is the center of Jinka town administration. Jinka has a latitude and longitudle of 5°47′N 36°34′E / 5.783°N 36.567°E and an elevation of 1490 meters above sea level. It is one of the mostly known tourist destination place in the country. It is also called us the center for sixteen indigenous ethnic groups and other ethnic groups from the rest of the country. Show Jinkaon the map
MajīMaji (also Machi) is a town in southern Ethiopia. It is located on the Boma Plateau, lying in the Bench Maji Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region, and has a longitude and latitude of 6°12′N 35°35′E / 6.200°N 35.583°E with an elevation variously given as 2104, 2258 and 2430 meters above sea level. The town is the administrative center for the Maji woreda. Postal service in Maji started at some time between 1923-1932. From the 1930s the town had a customs post and a telephone station. The town is served by Tume Airport (ICAO code HAMJ). Show Majīon the map
DaraDara is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Sidama Zone, Dara is bordered on the south by the Gedeo Zone and on either side of it by the Oromia Region, on the northwest by Chuko, on the north by Aleta Wendo, and on the northeast by Hula. Towns in Dara include Kebado and Teferi Kela. According to a 2004 report, Dara had 8 kilometers of asphalt road, 66 kilometers of all-weather roads and 16 kilometers of dry-weather roads, for an average road density of 369 kilometers per 1000 square kilometers. Show Daraon the map
BonkēBonke is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Gamo Gofa Zone, Bonke is bordered on the south by the Dirashe special woreda, on the west by the Weito River which separates it from Kemba, on the northwest by Deramalo, on the north by Dita, and on the east by Arba Minch Zuria. The major town in Bonke is Gerese. According to a 2004 report, Bonke had 32 kilometers of all-weather roads and 7 kilometers of dry-weather roads, for an average road density of 49 kilometers per 1000 square kilometers. Show Bonkēon the map
BongaBonga is a town and separate woreda in south-western Ethiopia. Located southwest of Jimma in the Keffa Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region upon a hill in the upper Barta valley, it has a latitude and longitude of 7°16′N 36°14′E / 7.267°N 36.233°E with an elevation of 1,714 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by Ginbo woreda. Bonga is the administrative center of the Keffa Zone, with a major market on Saturday and lesser ones on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Note that there is another town in Ethiopia named \"Bonga\", near Gambela. Show Bongaon the map
Yirga ‘AlemIrgalem (Amharic: ይርጋለም?; also spelled Yrgalam, Yrgalem and Yrga Alem; alternate names include Abosto, Dalle) is a town in southern Ethiopia. Located 260 kilometers south of Addis Ababa and 40 kilometers south of Awasa in the Sidama Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (or kilil), the town has a latitude and longitude of 6°45′N 38°25′E / 6.750°N 38.417°E and an elevation of 1776 meters. It is the largest settlement in Dale woreda. Postal service is provided by a main branch; electricity and telephone service are also available. Show Yirga ‘Alemon the map
ShekoSheko is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. It is named for the Sheko people, whose homeland lies in this woreda. Part of the Bench Maji Zone, Sheko is bordered on the south by Debub Bench, on the west by Guraferda, on the northwest by the Gambela Region, on the north by the Sheka Zone, and on the east by Semien Bench. Towns in Sheko include Sheko. The western part of this woreda was added to Dimma woreda and central part of it was used to create Guraferda woreda. Show Shekoon the map
Mīzan TeferīMizan Tefere (also called simply Mizan) is a town in southern Ethiopia. The largest town, and the administrative center, of the Bench Maji Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR), and located about 160 kilometers southwest of Jimma, Mizan Tefere has a latitude and longitude of 7°0′N 35°35′E / 7.000°N 35.583°E and an elevation of 1451 meters. Mizan Teferi, together with the neighboring town of Aman, forms a separate woreda called Mizan Aman. This is surrounded by Debub Bench woreda. Show Mīzan Teferīon the map
DalochaDalocha is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Silt'e Zone, Dalocha is bordered on the south by Sankurra, on the west by Wulbareg, on the north by Silte, and on the east by Lanfro. Towns in Dalocha include Dalocha. Western part of Dalocha was used to create Wulbareg woreda. Dalocha has 32 kilometers of all-weather roads and 36 kilometers of dry-weather roads, for an average road density of 98 kilometers per 1000 square kilometers. Show Dalochaon the map
TippiTepi (also transliterated Tippi) is a town in southern Ethiopia. The vowels in the name are pronounced as in the English words tape and pea. Located in the Sheka Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region (SNNPR), this town has a latitude and longitude of 7°12′N 35°27′E / 7.200°N 35.450°E with a mean elevation of 1,097 meters above sea level. The town is said to be named after a Majangir man who once had a bee hive in the large tree that stood in the marketplace. Show Tippion the map
Hāgere SelamHagere Selam (Amharic, \"Land of peace\") is a town in southern Ethiopia. Located in the Sidama Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region (or kilil), this town has a latitude and longitude of 6°29′N 38°31′E / 6.483°N 38.517°E and an elevation between 2759 and 2829 meters above sea level. This town has both telephone and postal service, and is supplied with electricity by the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation from the national grid. Show Hāgere Selamon the map
KontebKonteb was one of the 77 woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Hadiya Zone, Konteb was bordered on the south by Soro, on the west by the Omo River which separates it from the Yem special woreda, on the north by the Gurage Zone, and on the east by Limo. Towns in Konteb included Geja, Hamecho, Kose, Morsito and Sera. Konteb was divided for Gibe and Misha woredas. Show Kontebon the map
ButajīraButajira is a town and separate woreda in south-central Ethiopia. Located at the base of the Zebidar massif in the Gurage Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of 8°07′N 38°22′E / 8.117°N 38.367°E and an elevation of 2131 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by Meskane woreda. It was part of former Meskanena Mareko woreda. Show Butajīraon the map
KonsoKonso (also known as Karati) is a town on the Sagan River in south-western Ethiopia. The administrative center of the Konso special woreda of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of 5°15′N 37°29′E / 5.250°N 37.483°E and an elevation of 1650 meters. It is also called Pakawle by some of the neighboring inhabitants. Show Konsoon the map
KokīrSeden Sodo is one of the woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Debub Mirab Shewa Zone, it is bordered on the south by the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region, on the west by Walisona Goro, on the north by Becho, on the northeast by Tole, and on the east by Kersana Kondaltiti. The major town in Seden Sodo is Harbu Chulule. Show Kokīron the map
States, regions, administrative units in SNNPR
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Sidama ZoneSidama Zone is a zone in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. It is named for the Sidama people, whose homeland is in the zone. Sidama is bordered on the south by the Oromia Region (except for a short stretch in the middle where it shares a border with Gedeo zone), on the west by the Bilate River, which separates it from Wolayita zone, and on the north and east by the Oromia Region. Towns in Sidama include Irgalem and Wendo. Sidama surrounds the city of Awasa, capital of the SNNPR. Sidama has a population of around 3.5 million, who speak the Cushitic language Sidamo (also known as Sidamigna).Show on map
Amaro Special WoredaAmaro is one of woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. Because Amaro is not part of any Zone in the SNNPR, it is considered a special woreda, an administrative subdivision which is similar to an autonomous area. Located in the Great Rift Valley, Amaro is bordered on the south by Burji special woreda, on the southwest by Konso special woreda, on the west by Dirashe special woreda, on the northwest by Gamo Gofa and Lake Chamo, and on the north and east by the Oromia Region. It is divided into 34 kebeles. The administrative center of the woreda is Kele.Show on map
Gamo Gofa ZoneGamo Gofa is a Zone in the Ethiopian Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR). It is named for the Gamo and Gofa peoples, whose homelands lie in this Zone. Gamo Gofa is bordered on the south by the Dirashe special woreda, on the southwest by Debub (South) Omo and the Basketo special woreda, on the northwest by Konta special woreda, on the north by Dawro and Wolayita, on the northeast by the Lake Abaya which separates it from the Oromia Region, and on the southeast by the Amaro special woreda. The administrative center of Gamo Gofa is Arba Minch.Show on map
DawuroDawuro is a zone in the Ethiopian Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR). It located at about 500km southwest of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia and 275 km of Hawassa, the capital of the SNNPR. Dawruo is bordered on the south by Gamo Gofa Zone, on the west by the Konta special woreda, on the north by the Gojeb River which defines its boundary with the Oromia Region, on the northeast by Hadiya and Kembata Tembaro Zones, and on the east by Wolayita Zone; the Omo River defines its eastern and southern boundaries. The administrative center of Dawuro was Waka before it was transferred to Tarcha.Show on map
Wolayita ZoneWolayita is a Zone in the Ethiopian Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR). it is named for the Welayta people, whose homeland lies in this Zone. Wolayita is bordered on the south by Gamo Gofa, on the west by the Omo River which separates it from Dawro, on the northwest by Kembata Tembaro, on the north by Hadiya, on the northeast by the Oromia Region, on the east by the Bilate River which separates it from Sidama, and on the south east by the Lake Abaya which separates it from Oromia Region. The administrative center of Wolayita is Sodo.Show on map
Limo WoredaLimo (also spelled Lemo) is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. The relationship of the name of this woreda to that of the medieval kingdom in the Gibe region is unclear. A part of the Hadiya Zone, Limo is bordered on the south by the Kembata Tembaro Zone, on the southwest by Duna and Soro, on the west by Gomibora, on the northwest by Misha, on the northeast by Ana Lemo, and on the southeast by Shashogo. Towns in Lemo include Belesa and Lisana. The town of Hosaena is surrounded by Limo. Parts of Limo woreda were separated to create Ana Lemo, Hosaena, Mirab Azernet Berbere and Misraq Azernet Berbere woredas.Show on map
Sodo WoredaSoddo is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. This woreda is named after the Soddo Gurage people. It is Part of the Gurage Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region. Soddo is bordered on the south by Meskane, and on the west, north and east by the Oromia Region. The administrative center of Soddo is Bue; other towns include Kela.Show on map
Kembata Alaba Tembaro ZoneKembata Tembaro is a zone in the Ethiopian Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR). It was formerly known as Kembata, Alaba and Tembaro, until Alaba became a special woreda in 2002. This zone is named after sub-groups of Kambaata people.Show on map
Wondo GenetWondo Genet (also transliterated Wendo Genet) is a resort town in Ethiopia. Located southeast of Shashemene in the Sidama Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region, with a latitude and longitude of 7°1′N 38°35′E / 7.017°N 38.583°E and an elevation of 1723 meters. Wondo Genet is connected to Shashamene by way of Wendo Wosha, by newly improved paved road; the last three kilometers from Wendo Wosha is a gravel road but in fairly good condition.Show on map
MenjiwoMenjiwo is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. The name Menjiwo is derived from the province Manjo of the Kingdom of Kaffa; however, the province of Manjo lay within the boundaries of neighboring Ginbo, while Menjiwo occupies the lands of the Gallo province of the former kingdom. Part of the Keffa Zone, Menjiwo is bordered on the south by Telo, on the southwest by Decha, on the west by Ginbo, on the north by the Gojeb River which separates it from the Oromia Region, and on the east by the Konta special woreda. The major town in Menjiwo is Adiya Kaka.Show on map
YemYem is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. Because Yem is not part of any Zone in the SNNPR, it is considered a Special woreda, an administrative subdivision which is similar to an autonomous area. Yem is named for the Yem, or Janjero, people whose homeland lies in this special woreda (see Kingdom of Janjero). Yem is bordered on the west and north by the Oromia Region, and separated from Gurage on the northeast and Hadiya on the east by the Omo River. High points in Yem include Mount Bor Ama, Mount Azulu and Mount Toba. The administrative center of Yem is Fofa.Show on map
Dizi WoredaMaji (also known as Dizi) is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Bench Maji Zone, Maji is bordered on the south by the Kibish River which separates it from South Sudan, on the west by Surma, on the northwest by Bero, on the north by Meinit Shasha, and on the east by the Omo River which separates it from the Debub Omo Zone. Towns in Maji include Tum and Maji. The western part of Maji was separated to create Bero woreda and some southern kebeles were added to Nyangatom woreda.Show on map
Hadiya ZoneHadiya (also transliterated Hadiyya) is a Zone in the Ethiopian Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR). This zone is named after the Hadiya of the Hadiya Kingdom, whose homeland covers part of the administrative division. Hadiya is bordered on the south by Kembata Tembaro (KT), on the southwest by the Dawro Zone, on the west by the Omo River which separates it from Oromia Region and the Yem Special Woreda, on the north by Gurage, on the northeast by Silte, and on the east by the Alaba special woreda; the woredas of Mirab Badawacho and Misraq Badawacho form an exclave separated from the rest of the zone by KT. The administrative center of Hadiya is Hosaena.Show on map
Enemorina EanerEnemorina Eaner (\"Enemor and Eaner\") is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. This woreda is named in part after one of the sub-groups of the Sebat Bet Gurage, the Enemor, who are first mentioned in a list of groups paying tribute to Emperor Yeshaq I, and other sub-group, Eaner. Part of the Gurage Zone, Enemorina Eaner is bordered on the south by the Hadiya Zone, on the southwest by Yem special woreda, on the west by Oromia Region, on the north by Cheha, on the east by Geta, and on the southeast by Endegagn. The administrative center of Enemorina Eaner is Gunchire. Endegagn was separated from this woreda.Show on map
KembaKemba is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Gamo Gofa Zone, Kemba is bordered on the southwest by the Debub Omo Zone, on the west by Uba Debretsehay, on the northwest by Zala, on the northeast by Deramalo, on the east by Bonke, and on the southeast by the Dirashe special woreda; the Weito River defines the boundary with Bonke and Dirashe. The major town in this woreda is Kemba.Show on map
Awasa ZuriaAwasa Zuria is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. Part of the Sidama Zone located in the Great Rift Valley, Awasa Zuria is bordered on the south by Shebedino and Boricha, on the west and north by the Oromia Region, and on the east by Wondo Genet. Town of Awasa and woredas of Wondo Genet and Malga were separated from former Awasa woreda. The rest of this woreda was renamed for Awasa Zuria (Greater Awasa).Show on map
DechaDecha is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. The name Decha comes from one of the provinces in the former Kingdom of Kaffa, which had the approximately same boundaries. Part of the Keffa Zone, Decha is bordered on the south by the Omo River which separates it from the Debub Omo Zone, on the west by the Bench Maji Zone, on the northwest by Chena, on the north by Ginbo, on the northeast by Menjiwo, on the west by Telo and Cheta, and on the southeast by the Denchya River which separates it from the Konta special woreda. The major town in Decha is Chiri.Show on map
Keficho Shekicho ZoneKeficho Shekicho was a Zone in the Ethiopian Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR). A 1997 Situation Report by the United Nations Development Unit for Ethiopia states that originally Kaffa and Sheka were separate zones, but were combined in early 1996. Keficho Shekicho was later separated for Keffa and Sheka Zones.Show on map
Kokir GedebanoKokir Gedebano is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Gurage Zone, Kokir Gedebano is bordered on the south by Muhor Na Aklil, on the west by Kebena, on the north by the Oromia Region, and on the east by Meskane. The administrative center of Kokir Gedebano is Mehal Amba. The highest point in this woreda, as well as in the Zone and Region, is Mount Gurage (3719 meters).Show on map
Konso Special WoredaKonso is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. Because Konso is not part of any Zone in the SNNPR, it is considered a Special woreda, an administrative subdivision which is similar to an autonomous area. This woreda is named after the Konso people. Located in the Great Rift Valley, Konso is bordered on the south by the Oromia Region, on the west by the Weito River which separates it from the Debub Omo Zone, on the north by the Dirashe special woreda, on the northeast by Amaro special woreda, and on the east by Burji special woreda. The Sagan River, which flows south then west to join the Weito, defines part of the woreda's boundary with Burji and the entire length of the boundary with the Oromia Region. The administrative centerShow on map
Meinit WoredaMeinit was one of the 77 woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Bench Maji Zone, Meinit was bordered on the south by Dizi, on the west by Sheko, on the north by Bench, on the east by the Keficho Shekicho Zone, and on the southeast by the Omo River which separated it from the Debub Omo Zone. Towns in Meinit included Bachuma, Kela Ketema and Jemu. Meinit was separated for Meinit Goldiya and Meinit Shasha woredas. The part of this woreda which lied within 15 kilometers of the Omo was included in the Omo National Park.Show on map
Ginbo WoredaGinbo (sometimes spelled Gimbo) is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. The name Ginbo comes from one of the provinces in the former Kingdom of Kaffa. That province, as well as the Kafficho provinces Bonga and Manjo, became districts with the Ethiopian conquest in 1896, and these districts were later merged to form the modern woreda.Show on map
Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's RegionSouthern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (often abbreviated as SNNPR; Amharic: የደቡብ ብሔር ህዝቦች ክልል?) is one of the nine ethnic divisions (kililoch) of Ethiopia. It was formed from the merger of the former Regions 7-11 following the 1994 elections. Its capital is Awasa.Show on map
HumboHumbo is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Wolayita Zone located in the Great Rift Valley, Humbo is bordered on the southeast by Lake Abaya which separates it from the Oromia Region, on the south by the Gamo Gofa Zone, on the west by Offa, on the northwest by Sodo Zuria, on the northeast by Damot Weyde, and on the east by the Bilate River which separates it from the Sidama Zone. The administrative center of Humbo is Tebela.Show on map
Burji Special WoredaBurji is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. Because Burji is not part of any Zone in the SNNPR, it is considered a Special woreda, an administrative subdivision which is similar to an autonomous area. It is named for the Burji people, who have their homeland in this woreda. Burji is bordered on the east and south by the Oromia Region, on the west by the Konso special woreda, and on the north by the Amaro special woreda. The administrative center of Burji is Soyama.Show on map
Damot GaleDamot Gale is one of the woredas (districts) in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Wolayita Zone, Damot Gale is bordered on the southwest by Sodo Zuria, on the northwest by Boloso Sore and Damot Pulasa, on the north by the Hadiya Zone, on the east by Diguna Fango, and on the southeast by Damot Weyde. The administrative center of Damot Gale is Boditi. Damot Pulasa woreda was separated from Damot Gale.Show on map
ShebedinoShebedino is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Sidama Zone located in the Great Rift Valley, Shebedino is bordered on the south by Dale, on the west by Boricha, on the north by Awasa Zuria, on the east by Gorche, and on the southeast by Wensho. Towns in Shebedino include Leku. Boricha and Gorche woredas were separated from Shebedino woreda.Show on map
Alaba Special WeredaHalaba First known by the name \"Alaba\" now changed to \"Halaba\" is one of the four special woreda in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. It is named after the Halaba people, and covers part of their homeland. Located in the Great Rift Valley, Halaba is bordered on the south by an exclave of Hadiya Zone, on the southwest by the Kembata Tembaro Zone, on the west and north by Hadiya Zone, on the north east by Lake Shala, and on the east by Oromia Region; the Bilate River, which is its major body of water, defines its western boundary. The administrative center is Halaba Kulito.Show on map
BenchBench was one of the 77 woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. It was named for the Bench people, whose homeland lies in the northern part of the woreda. Part of the Bench Maji Zone, Bench was bordered on the south and east by Meinit, on the west by Sheko, and on the north by the Keficho Shekicho Zone. Towns in Bench included Aman and Mizan Teferi. Bench was divided for Debub Bench, Semien Bench and She Bench woredas and Mizan Aman town; southern part of Bench was added to Meinit Goldiya.Show on map
BuleBule is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia, named after its major town, Bule. Part of the Gedeo Zone, Bule is bordered on the south by Gedeb, on the southwest by Yirgachefe, on the west by Wenago, on the northwest by Dila Zuria, on the north by the Sidama Zone, and on the east by the Oromia Region.Show on map
Hamer BenaHamer is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. It is named after Hamer people who are living at this woreda. Part of the Debub Omo Zone, Hamer is bordered on the south by Kenya, on the southwest by Kuraz, on the west by Nyangatom, on the north by Bena Tsemay, and on the east by the Oromia Region; the Weito River separates it from the Oromia Region. Hamer includes part of Lake Chew Bahir along its southeastern border. The administrative center is Dimeka; other towns in include Turmi. Hamer was part of former Hamer Bena woreda.Show on map
Aroresa WoredaAroresa is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Located at the eastern tip of the Sidama Zone that extends into the Oromia Region like a peninsula, Aroresa is bordered on the south and southeast by that Region, on the northwest by Bensa, and on the north by Chere. The major town in Aroresa is Mejo. Chere woreda was separated from Aroresa. According to a 2004 report, Aroresa had 20 kilometers of all-weather roads and no kilometers of dry-weather roads, for an average road density of 23 kilometers per 1000 square kilometers.Show on map
Āngach’aAngacha is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Kembata Tembaro Zone, Angacha is bordered on the south by Kacha Bira, on the west by Doyogena, on the north by the Hadiya Zone, on the east by Damboya, and on the southeast by Kedida Gamela. Towns in Angacha include Angacha. Western part of Angacha woreda was separated to create Doyogena woreda. Angacha has 77 kilometers of all-weather roads and 45 kilometers of dry-weather roads, for an average road density of 381 kilometers per 1000 square kilometers.Show on map
BensaBensa is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Sidama Zone that extends into the Oromia Region like a peninsula, Bensa is bordered on the south and north by the Oromia Region, with Bona Zuria on the west, Arbegona on the northwest, Chere on the east, and Aroresa on the southeast. The major town in Bensa is Daye. According to a 2004 report, Bensa had 101 kilometers of all-weather roads and no kilometers of dry-weather roads, for an average road density of 125 kilometers per 1000 square kilometers.Show on map
Guraghe ZoneGurage is a Zone in the Ethiopian Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR). This zone is named for the Gurage people, whose homeland lies in this zone. Gurage is bordered on the southeast by Hadiya and Yem special woreda, on the west, north and east by the Oromia Region, and on the southeast by Silt'e. Its highest point is Mount Gurage. Welkite is the administrative center of the Zone; Butajira is the largest city in this zone and the former administrative center. Other towns in Gurage include Endibir and Enseno.Show on map
SoroSoro is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Hadiya Zone, Soro is bordered on the south by the Kembata Tembaro Zone, on the southwest by the Dawro Zone, on the west by the Omo River which separates it from the Oromia Region, on the north by Gomibora, on the northeast by Limo, and on the southeast by Duna. The administrative center of this woreda is Gimbichu; other towns in Soro include Jajura. Parts of Soro were separated to create Duna and Gomibora woredas.Show on map
ArbegonaArbegona is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Sidama Zone, Arbegona is bordered on the south by Bona Zuria, on the southwest by Bursa, on the northwest by Gorche, on the north by the Oromia Region, and on the east by Bensa. The major town in Arbegona is Arbegona. According to a 2004 report, Arbegona had 36 kilometers of all-weather roads and 25 kilometers of dry-weather roads, for an average road density of 129 kilometers per 1000 square kilometers.Show on map
Isara TochaIsara Tocha was one of the 77 woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Dawro Zone, Isara Tocha was bordered on the south by the Omo River which separates this woreda from the Gamo Gofa Zone, on the west by the Konta special woreda, on the north by the Gojeb River which separates it from the Oromia Region, on the east by Mareka Gena, and on the southeast by Loma Bosa. Towns in Isara Tocha included Bale and Tocha. Isara Tocha was separated to Isara and Tocha woredas.Show on map
KurazKuraz is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. It is the homeland of Daasanach people. Part of the Debub Omo Zone, Kuraz is bordered on the south by Kenya, on the west by the Ilemi Triangle (claimed by Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan), on the north by Nyangatom, and on the east by Hamer. The Omo River is flowing through Kuraz to Lake Turkana at the border of Kenya. The administrative center of this woreda is Omorate. Nyangatom woreda was separated from Kuraz.Show on map
Uba DebretsehayUba Debretsehay is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Gamo Gofa Zone, Uba Debretsehay is bordered on the south and west by the Debub Omo Zone, on the north by Oyda and Demba Gofa, on the northeast by Zala, and on the east by Kemba. Towns in Uba Debretsehay include Beto. Uba Debretsehay was part of former Zala Ubamale woreda. The highest point in this woreda was Mount Argun (3418 meters), which lies near the border with the Debub Omo Zone.Show on map
Chena WoredaChena is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. The name Chena comes from one of the provinces in the former Kingdom of Kaffa, whose administrative center had been at Wacha. Part of the Keffa Zone, Chena is bordered on the south by the Bench Maji Zone, on the west by Bita, on the north by Gewata, on the northeast by Ginbo, and on the east by Decha. Towns in Chena include Shishinda. Western kebeles of Chena were used to form Bita woreda.Show on map
Bench Maji ZoneBench Maji is one of the Zones of the Ethiopian Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR). Bench Maji is bordered on the south by the Ilemi Triangle, on the west by South Sudan, on the northwest by the Gambela Region, on the north by Sheka, on the northeast by Keffa, and on the east by Debub Omo. The Omo River defines much of its eastern border with Debub Omo. The administrative center of Bench Maji is Mizan Teferi; other towns include Maji.Show on map
Gedeo ZoneGedeo is a Zone in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. This Zone is named for the Gedeo people, whose homelands lie in this zone. Gedeo extends south as a narrow strip of land along the eastern escarpment of the Ethiopian Highlands into the Oromia Region, which borders the Zone on the east, south and west; Gedeo shares its northern boundary with Sidama. Dila is the administrative center; other towns include Yirgachefe.Show on map
South OmoDebub Omo (or \"South Omo\") is a Zone in the Ethiopian Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region (SNNPR). Debub Omo is bordered on the south by Kenya, on the southwest by the Ilemi Triangle, on the west by Bench Maji, on the northwest by Keffa, on the north by Konta, Gamo Gofa and Basketo, on the northeast by Dirashe and Konso, and on the east by the Oromia Region. The administrative center of Debub Omo is Jinka.Show on map
South Omo ZoneDebub Omo (or \"South Omo\") is a Zone in the Ethiopian Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region (SNNPR). Debub Omo is bordered on the south by Kenya, on the southwest by the Ilemi Triangle, on the west by Bench Maji, on the northwest by Keffa, on the north by Konta, Gamo Gofa and Basketo, on the northeast by Dirashe and Konso, and on the east by the Oromia Region. The administrative center of Debub Omo is Jinka.Show on map
KuchaKucha is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Gamo Gofa Zone, Kucha is bordered on the south by Dita and Deramalo, on the southwest by Zala, on the west by Demba Gofa, on the northwest by the Dawro Zone, on the north by the Wolayita Zone, on the east by Boreda, and on the southeast by Chencha. The major town in Kucha is Selamber.Show on map
Dirashe Special WoredaDirashe is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. Because Dirashe is not part of any Zone in the SNNPR, it is considered a Special woreda, an administrative subdivision which is similar to an autonomous area. It is named for the Dirashe people, whose homelands lie in the eastern part of this woreda.Show on map
YirachefieYirgachefe (also transliterated Irgachefe) is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia, named after its major town Yirgachefe. Part of the Gedeo Zone, Yirgachefe is bordered on the south by Kochere, on the west by the Oromia Zone, on the north by Wenago, on the east by Bule, and on the southeast by Gedeb.Show on map
Basketo Special WoredaBasketo is the name of one of the woreda of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia, named after its inhabitants, the Basketo people. Because Basketo is not part of any administrative \"Zone\" in the SNNPR, it is considered a \"Special District\" -- an administrative subdivision which is similar to an autonomous area.Show on map
BasketoBasketo is the name of one of the woreda of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia, named after its inhabitants, the Basketo people. Because Basketo is not part of any administrative \"Zone\" in the SNNPR, it is considered a \"Special District\" -- an administrative subdivision which is similar to an autonomous area.Show on map
GedebGedeb is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia, named after its major town, Gedeb. Part of the Gedeo Zone, Gedeb is bordered on the east and south by the Oromia Region, on the west by Kochere, on the northwest by Yirgachefe, and on the north by Bule. Gedeb was part of Kochere woreda.Show on map
MarekaMareka is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Dawro Zone, Mareka is bordered on the southwest by Isara, on the west by Tocha, on the northeast by Gena Bosa, and on the southeast by Loma. Towns in Mareka include Wacca. Mareka was part of former Mareka Gena woreda.Show on map
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Different buildings in SNNPR
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Arba Minch AirportArba Minch Airport (IATA: AMH, ICAO: HAAM) is an airport serving Arba Minch, a city in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) in Ethiopia. The name of the city and airport may also be transliterated as Arba Mintch. The airport is located 5 km (3 miles) northeast of the city centre, near Lake Abaya.Show on map
Awassa AirportAwasa Airport (Arabic: አባ ጤና ደጃ‎‎; Aw'asa) (IATA: AWA, ICAO: HALA) is an airport in Awasa, Ethiopia. The construction of the airport (Coordinates: 7°05′42″N 38°23′54″E / 7.09500°N 38.39833°E) started at the beginning of 2015. The old dirt runway is within the city, at 7°04′00″N 38°29′25″E / 7.06667°N 38.49028°E.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in SNNPR
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Gojeb WenzThe Gojeb River is eastward-flowing tributary of the Omo River in Ethiopia. It rises in the mountains of Guma, flowing in almost a direct line its confluence with the Omo at 7°20′25″N 37°21′17″E / 7.34028°N 37.35472°E. Its canyon provided the former Kingdom of Kaffa an important defensive frontier against the invading Oromo people during the 16th and 17th centuries, as described by Mohammed Hassan:Show on map
Lake AwasaLake Awasa is an endorheic basin in Ethiopia, located in the Main Ethiopian Rift south of Addis Ababa. According to the Statistical Abstract of Ethiopia for 1967/68, the lake is 16 km long and 9 km wide, with a surface area of 129 square kilometers. It has a maximum depth of 10 meters and is located at an elevation of 1,708 meters.Show on map
Ch’amo Hāyk’Lake Chamo (Amharic: Chamo Hayk) is a lake in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of southern Ethiopia. Located in the Main Ethiopian Rift, it is at an elevation of 1,110 meters. The lake is just to the south of Lake Abaya and the city of Arba Minch, and east of the Guge Mountains.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in SNNPR
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Omo National ParkOmo National Park is one of the national parks of Ethiopia. Located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region on the west bank of the Omo River, the park covers approximately 4,068 square kilometers, about 870 kilometers southwest of Addis Ababa; across the Omo is the Mago National Park. Although an airstrip was recently built near the park headquarters on the Mui River, this park is not easily reachable; the Lonely Planet guide Ethiopia and Eritrea describes Omo National Park as \"Ethiopia's most remote park.\"Show on map
Silt’ē BotaSilte (also transliterated Silti) is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. It is named after a subgroup of the Silt'e people, whose homeland includes this woreda. Formerly part of the Gurage Zone, after a referendum held between 18 and 26 April 2001, this woreda became part of the Silt'e Zone. This woreda is bordered on the south by Lanfro and Dalocha, on the southwest by Wulbareg, on the west by Alicho Werero, on the north by the Gurage Zone, and on the east by the Oromia Region. The administrative center of this woreda is Kibet; other towns in Silte include Alkaso, and Worabe. Southwestern part of this woreda was added to Wulbareg woreda.Show on map
GumerGumer is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. This woreda is named after one of the sub-groups of the Sebat Bet Gurage, the Gumer. Part of the Gurage Zone, Gumer is bordered on the southeast by the Silt'e Zone, on the southwest by Geta, on the northwest by Cheha, and on the north by Ezha. Towns in Gumer include Arek'it and K'ebul. Geta and Alicho Werero woredas were separated from Gumer.Show on map
GēshaGesha is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Keffa Zone, Gesha is bordered on the south by Bita, on the west by the Sheka Zone, on the north by the Oromia Region and Sayilem, and on the east by Gewata. Towns in Gesha include Deka. The northern part of Gesha was separated to create Sayilem woreda, eastern part was added to Gewata woreda and southern part to Bita woreda. Major rivers in Gesha include the Gonogory, Datay, Yobateshe, Shewleche, Ginnay, Ocashy.Show on map
Ārorēsa BotaAroresa is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Located at the eastern tip of the Sidama Zone that extends into the Oromia Region like a peninsula, Aroresa is bordered on the south and southeast by that Region, on the northwest by Bensa, and on the north by Chere. The major town in Aroresa is Mejo. Chere woreda was separated from Aroresa. According to a 2004 report, Aroresa had 20 kilometers of all-weather roads and no kilometers of dry-weather roads, for an average road density of 23 kilometers per 1000 square kilometers.Show on map
SurmaSurma is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. It is named for the Surma people, whose homeland lies in this woreda. Part of the Bench Maji Zone, Surma is bordered on the south and west by South Sudan, on the northwest by the Gambela Region, on the north by Bero, and on the east by Maji. A portion of the Omo National Park extends into the southern part of this woreda.Show on map
DanoDano is one of the woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Mirab Shewa Zone, Dano is bordered on the southwest by the Jimma Zone, on the north by Cheliya, and on the southeast by Nono; part of the boundary with the Jimma Zone is defined by the Gibe River. The major town in Dano is Sayo. Although coffee is an important cash crop of this woreda, less than 20 square kilometers are planted with this crop.Show on map
GugēGughe or Guge is a mountain located near the city of Arba Minch, and the Abaya Lake, in Ethiopia.Show on map