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East Gurage Zone

East Gurage Zone
ምስራቅ ጉራጌ ዞን
Country Ethiopia
Region Central Ethiopia Regional State
 • Chief administratorMustafa Hasen (Prosperity Party)
Time zoneUTC+3 (East Africa Time)
Area code(+251) 11

East Gurage Zone (Amharic: ምስራቅ ጉራጌ ዞን) is a zonal administration in the Central Ethiopia Regional State of Ethiopia.[1] East Gurage Zone is established in 2023 by union of three districts and two town administrations from eastern part of Gurage Zone.[2] The Zone is home to the Gurage people and others. East Gurage is bordered on the Southeast by Siltʼe Zone North and East by the Oromia Region, and on the West by Gurage Zone. The Zone borders Mareko Special Woreda through its East Meskan District.[3] The administrative centre of the Zone is Butajira.


East Gurage Zone is formed from the union of three city administrations and four woredas. These administrative divisions are shown in the following table.

Woredas and City administrations in East Gurage Zone Zone[4]
Number Woredas Seat
1 East Meskan Enseno*
2 Meskane Butajira*
3 Sodo Woreda Buee*
4 South Soddo Kella

• City administrations, which are considered as Woreda for all administrative purposes.


  1. ^ "በጉራጌ ዞን የሚገኙ አራት ወረዳዎች እና አንድ የከተማ አስተዳደር፤ የ"ክላስተር" አደረጃጀትን በየምክር ቤቶቻቸው አጸደቁ".
  2. ^ "የአደረጃጀት ሪፎርሙ መንግሥት ዴሞክራሲን ማሳለጥ ግቡ መሆኑን ያሳያል". Fana broadcasting corporation.
  3. ^ "Eight people were killed and many others were injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in East Gurage Zone".
  4. ^ "ምስራቅ ጉራጌ ዞን".

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