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List of zones of Ethiopia

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A map of the regions and zones of Ethiopia

The regions of Ethiopia are administratively divided into 68 or more zones (Amharic: ዞን, zonə), (Oromo: Godina).[1] The exact number of zones is unclear, as the names and number of zones given in documents by Ethiopia's Central Statistical Agency differ between 2005[1] and 2007.[2] Various maps give different zone names and boundaries.

Zones are a 2nd level subdivision of Ethiopia, below regions and above woredas, or districts. The zones are listed below, by region.

Addis Ababa

Afar Region

Amhara Region

Benishangul-Gumuz Region

Central Ethiopia Region

This region was created in 2023 from parts of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region.[3]

Dire Dawa

  • No zones

Gambela Region

Former zones

Harari Region

Oromia Region

  • Borana

Sidama Region

Sidama Region's state council passed decision to form four zones. In this regard, four zones and one autonomous city administration formed on 2nd anniversary of the region.[4]

Somali Region

South Ethiopia Region

This region was created in 2023 from parts of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region.[5], [6]

Southwest Ethiopia Peoples’ Region

Former zones

Tigray Region

See also


  1. ^ a b CSA 2005 National Statistics Archived 2009-11-13 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ CSA: 2007 census Archived 2012-02-14 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Central Ethiopia, Southern Ethiopia Regional States Established". ENA. Retrieved 28 August 2023.
  4. ^ Hamid Awol. "የሲዳማ ክልል ምክር ቤት፤ በክልሉ ተግባራዊ የሚደረገውን የዞን አደረጃጀት በዚህ ሳምንት ሊያጸድቅ ነው".
  5. ^ "SNNPR Council Transfers Power to the new South Ethiopia Region". Ethiopian Monitor. Retrieved 28 August 2023.
  6. ^ "News: Fallout over administrative restructuring claims lives near Arba Minch, Southern Ethiopia region". Addis Standard. Retrieved 30 August 2023.


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