Afar Region

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Afar Regional State

ዓፋር
Qafár Rakaakayih Doolata
Flag of Afar Regional State
Flag
Official seal of Afar Regional State
Seal
Map of Ethiopia showing Afar Region
Map of Ethiopia showing Afar Region
CountryEthiopia
CapitalSemera
Area
 • Total72,053 km2 (27,820 sq mi)
 [1]
Population
 (2017)
 • Total1,812,002
 • Density25/km2 (65/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeET-AF

The Afar Regional State is one of the nine regional states of Ethiopia. It is the homeland of the Afar people. The capital city is Semera.

Danakil Depression is in the north of the region. It has the lowest point in Ethiopia and one of the lowest in Africa. The southern part of the region has the valley of the Awash River. Other notable landmarks include the Awash and Yangudi Rassa National Parks.

Administrative zones[change | change source]

Like other Regions in Ethiopia, Afar is divided into administrative zones (and one special woreda).

References[change | change source]

Coordinates: 11°49′N 41°25′E / 11.817°N 41.417°E / 11.817; 41.417