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Ethiopia Administrative Regions, Cities and Population

Ethiopia Regions Map

Ethiopia is a Federal Democratic Republic composed of 9 National Regional states: namely Tigray, Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Somali, Benishangul-Gumuz, Southern Nations Nationalities and People Region (SNNPR), Gambella and Harari, and two Administrative states (Addis Ababa City administration and Dire Dawa city council). The national regional states as well as the two cities administrative councils are further divided in eight hundred woredas and around 15,000 kebeles.

Ethiopia covers 1,119,683 square kilometres with the population of 96.6 million (2013 est.), of which more than 84 percent live in rural areas.

Regional States and Chartered Cities of Ethiopia

No. Region Capital City Status Area (Sq. Kilometers) Population 2007 Population 2013 Est.
1 Addis Ababa Addis Ababa City 527 2,739,551 3,104,000
2 Afar Asayita State 72,053 1,390,273 1,650,000
3 Amhara Bahir Dar State 154,709 17,221,976 19,212,000
4 Benishangul-Gumuz Asosa State 50,699 784,345 1,028,000
5 Dire Dawa Dire Dawa City 1,559 341,834 395,000
6 Gambela Gambela State 29,783 307,096 406,000
7 Harari Harar State 334 183,415 215,000
8 Oromia Addis Ababa State 284,538 26,993,933 32,220,000
9 Somali Jijiga State 279,252 4,445,219 5,318,000
10 Tigray Mekele State 84,722 4,316,988 5,062,000
11 Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) Awasa State 105,476 14,929,548 17,887,000

Ethiopia Cities and Population

No. City Name Region 2007 Population 2013 Population Est.
1 Addis Ababa (Addis Ababa) Addis Ababa 2,739,551 3,103,700
2 Mekele Tigray 215,914 286,600
3 Adama (Nazret) Oromia 220,212 283,000
4 Dire Dawa (Dire Dewa) Dire Dawa 233,224 269,100
5 Gondar (Gonder ) Amhara 207,044 265,000
6 Awasa (Hawassa) Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 157,139 225,700
7 Bahir Dar Amhara 155,428 198,900
8 Jimma (Jima ) Oromia 120,960 155,400
9 Dessie (Desie) Amhara 120,095 153,700
10 Jijiga Somalia 125,876 152,700
11 Shashemene (Shashamane) Oromia 100,454 129,100
12 Debre Zeyit (Bishoftu) Oromia 99,928 128,400
13 Harer (Harar) Harari 99,368 112,800
14 Wolayta Sodo (Sodo) Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 76,050 109,200
15 Arba Minch Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 74,879 107,500
16 Hosaena (Hosaina ) Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 69,995 100,500
17 Nekemte Oromia 75,219 96,700
18 Assela (Asella; Asela) Oromia 67,269 86,400
19 Dilla (Dila) Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 59,150 85,000
20 Debre Birhan (Debre Berhan) Amhara 65,231 83,500
21 Debre Markos (Debre Marqos) Amhara 62,497 80,000
22 Adigrat Tigray 57,588 76,400
23 Kombolcha (Kembolcha ) Amhara 58,667 75,100
24 Debre Tabor Amhara 55,596 71,100
25 Gambela Gambela 39,022 64,500
26 Sebeta Oromia 49,331 63,400
27 Shire (Inda Silase) Tigray 47,284 62,800
28 Burayu Oromia 48,876 62,800
29 Ambo (Hagere Hiywet) Oromia 48,171 61,900
30 Arsi Negele Oromia 47,292 60,800
31 Aksum (Axum) Tigray 44,647 59,300
32 Weldiya Amhara 46,139 59,000
33 Ziway Oromia 43,660 56,100
34 Adwa Tigray 40,500 53,800
35 Dabat Amhara 52,574 52,574
36 Gedo Somalia 43,234 52,400
37 Woliso Oromia 37,878 48,700
38 Butajira Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 33,406 48,000
39 Meki Oromia 36,252 46,600
40 Negele Borena (Negele ) Oromia 35,264 45,300
41 Areka Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 31,408 45,100
42 Alamata Tigray 33,214 44,100
43 Yirga Alem Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 30,348 43,600
44 Asebe Teferi Oromia 33,670 43,300
45 Welkite Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 28,866 41,500
46 Goba Oromia 32,025 41,200
47 Assosa Benishangul-Gumuz 24,214 40,700
48 Wikro (Wukro) Tigray 30,210 40,100
49 Gimbi Oromia 30,981 39,800
50 Alem Maya (Haromaya) Oromia 30,728 39,500
51 Alaba Kulito (Kolito) Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 26,867 38,600
52 Mojo Oromia 29,547 38,000
53 Dembi Dolo Oromia 29,448 37,800
54 Metu Oromia 28,782 37,000
55 Degeh Bur (Degehabur) Somalia 30,027 36,400
56 Moyale 28,056 35,800
57 Teppi (Tepi) Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 24,829 35,700
58 Hagere Maryam (Hagere Mariam) Oromia 27,820 35,700
59 Kebri Dehar (Kebri Dahar) Somalia 29,241 35,500
60 Fiche Oromia 27,493 35,300
61 Chuko Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 18,467 35,200
62 Durame Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 24,472 35,100
63 Azezo Amhara 35,000 35,000
64 Boditi Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 24,133 34,700
65 Motta (Mota) Amhara 26,177 33,500
66 Mizan Teferi (Mizan ) Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 23,144 33,200
67 Finote Selam Amhara 25,913 33,200
68 Agaro Oromia 25,458 32,700
69 Sawla (Felege Neway) Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 22,704 32,600
70 Dolo Somalia 26,232 31,900
71 Dangla (Dangila) Amhara 24,827 31,800
72 Kobo Amhara 24,867 31,800
73 Wendo (Aleta Wendo) Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 22,093 31,700
74 Maychew Tigray 23,419 31,100
75 Bonga Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 20,858 30,000
76 Holeta (Holata) Oromia 23,296 29,900
77 Chagni (Chagne ) Amhara 23,232 29,700
78 Shakiso Oromia 22,930 29,500
79 Kibre Mengist (Kebri Mangest) Oromia 22,938 29,500
80 Jinka Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 20,267 29,100
81 Humera (Himora ) Tigray 21,653 28,700
82 Sekota (Soqota) Amhara 22,346 28,600
83 Wereta (Werota) Amhara 21,222 27,200
84 Injibara Amhara 21,065 27,000
85 Dodola Oromia 20,830 26,800
86 Debark (Debarq) Amhara 20,839 26,700
87 Asasa Oromia 20,667 26,600
88 Bure Amhara 20,410 26,100
89 Hadero Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 17,831 25,600
90 Gebre Guracha (Kuyu) Oromia 19,872 25,500
91 Nefas Mewcha Amhara 19,620 25,100
92 Bedele Oromia 19,517 25,100
93 Kemise Amhara 19,420 24,900
94 Nedjo Oromia 18,998 24,400
95 Asayita (Asaita) Afar 16,052 24,300
96 Mer Awi Amhara 18,682 23,900
97 Bedesa Oromia 18,187 23,400
98 Ginchi Oromia 18,134 23,300
99 Babile (Babille) Oromia 17,712 22,800
100 Bekoji Oromia 17,741 22,800
101 Shiraro Tigray 17,045 22,600
102 Awash Afar 14,880 22,500
103 Yebelo Oromia 17,497 22,500
104 Shewa Robit Amhara 17,575 22,500
105 Korem Tigray 16,856 22,400
106 Shone Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 15,616 22,400
107 Dubti Afar 14,715 22,300
108 Lalibela Amhara 17,367 22,200
109 Tis Abay Amhara 17,370 22,200
110 Ginir Oromia 17,102 22,000
111 Yirga Chefe Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 15,118 21,700
112 Bati Amhara 16,710 21,400
113 Abiy Adi Tigray 16,115 21,400
114 Metehara Oromia 21,348 21,348
115 Gelemso Oromia 16,484 21,200
116 Logia Afar 14,038 21,200
117 Adet Amhara 21,117 21,117
118 Baco (Bako) Oromia 16,445 21,100
119 Bichena Amhara 16,206 20,700
120 Addis Zemen Amhara 16,113 20,600
121 Mersa Amhara 16,122 20,600
122 Mersa Amhara 16,122 20,600
123 Shinshicho Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 14,285 20,500
124 Welenchiti Oromia 15,183 19,500
125 Robe Oromia 15,169 19,500
126 Robe Oromia 15,169 19,500
127 Ayikel (Chilga) Amhara 15,127 19,400
128 Shambu Oromia 14,995 19,300
129 Iteya Oromia 14,985 19,300
130 Dera Oromia 14,786 19,000
131 Guder Oromia 14,742 18,900
132 Gidole Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 13,184 18,900
133 Abomsa Oromia 14,655 18,800
134 Tulu Bolo Oromia 14,476 18,600
135 Werder Somalia 18,357 18,357
136 Mehoni (Mekhoni) Tigray 13,793 18,300
137 Wonji (Wenji Gefersa) Oromia 14,060 18,100
138 Mendi Oromia 14,008 18,000
139 Mekane Yesus Amhara 13,901 17,800
140 Gutin Oromia 13,641 17,500
141 Tog Wajale (Togochale) Somalia 14,438 17,500
142 Kofele Oromia 13,483 17,300
143 May Cadera (May Kadera) Tigray 12,850 17,100
144 Mieso Oromia 13,339 17,100
145 Leku Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 11,831 17,000
146 Huruta Oromia 13,265 17,000
147 Hartisheik (HartiShek) Somalia 14,012 17,000
148 Hirna Oromia 16,726 16,726
149 Deder Oromia 12,967 16,700
150 Dejen Amhara 15,483 15,483
151 Dembecha Amhara 15,008 15,008
152 Derwernache (Derwonaji) Somalia 11,421 13,900
153 Addis Alem Oromia 13,423 13,423
154 Awubere (Awuberre) Somalia 10,813 13,100
155 Gore Oromia 12,708 12,708
156 Sendafa Oromia 12,298 12,298
157 Gewana (Gewane) Somalia 11,032 11,032
158 Debre Werk Amhara 10,579 10,579
159 Chencha Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 10,488 10,488
160 Were Ilu Amhara 10,062 10,062
161 Mega Oromia 9,370 9,370
162 Hagere Selam Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 8,491 8,491
163 Gorgora Amhara 4,783 4,783
164 Konso Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) 4,593 4,593
165 Ankober Amhara 2,288 2,288
166 Wondo Genet Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR)
167 Shek Hussein (Sheikh Hussein) Oromia
168 Imi Somalia
169 Sire (Sirie) Oromia
170 Debre Sina Amhara
171 Bircot Somalia
172 Addi Arkay Amhara
173 Langano Oromia
174 Amanuel Amhara
175 Dukem Oromia
176 Tinsae Berhan

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