Tigray Region

Coordinates: 14°08′12″N 38°18′34″E / 14.1365757°N 38.3093262°E / 14.1365757; 38.3093262
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Tigray Region
Flag of Tigray
Official seal of Tigray
The birthplace of Ethiopian civilization
ዘይንድይቦ ጎቦ
There are no mountains we would not climb
Map of Ethiopia showing Tigray
Map of Ethiopia showing Tigray
 • Total53,638 km2 (20,710 sq mi)
 • Total4,960,003[2]
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
ISO 3166 codeET-TI

The Tigray Region is a region in Ethiopia. The capital city is Mekelle. Tigray is the homeland of the Tigrayan, Irob and Kunama peoples. The main language is Tigrinya.[3]

Tigray has 1 international airport and 4 commercial airports. The international airport is Alula Aba Nega Airport. The 4 commercial airports are Shire Airport, Humera Airport, Dansha Airport, and Axum Atse Yohannes 4th Airport.

Geography[change | change source]

Major mountains[change | change source]

Administrative zones[change | change source]

Like other Regions in Ethiopia, Tigray is divided into administrative zones:

Culture[change | change source]

Every August, people from Tigray State celebrate Ashenda. This is a girls' festival of song and dance.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 2011 National Statistics Archived 2013-03-30 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Population Projection of Ethiopia for All Regions At Wereda Level from 2014 – 2017. Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Central Statistical Agency. Archived from the original on 6 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  3. "FDRE States: Basic Information – Tigray". Population. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 22 March 2006.
  4. Hailou, Sesina (31 August 2019). "A holiday just for women". The Reporter (Ethiopia).

14°08′12″N 38°18′34″E / 14.1365757°N 38.3093262°E / 14.1365757; 38.3093262