Afar Regional State
Qafár Rakaakayih Doolata
|• Total||72,053 km2 (27,820 sq mi)|
|• Density||25/km2 (65/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||ET-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 6 administrative zones (and one special woreda).
- Administrative Zone 1: Awsi Rasu
- Administrative Zone 2: Kilbati Rasu
- Administrative Zone 3: Gabi Rasu
- Administrative Zone 4: Fanti Rasu
- Administrative Zone 5: Harri Rasu
- Administrative Zone 6: Mahi Rasu
- Argobba special woreda
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 2011 National Statistics Archived March 30, 2013, at the Wayback Machine