The birthplace of Ethiopian civilization
There are no mountains we would not climb
|• Total||53,638 km2 (20,710 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
|ISO 3166 code||ET-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.
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]
- Ferrah Imba, 3939 metres, summit of the Tsibet massif in Endamekoni woreda (12°50′34″N 39°31′03″E / 12.84278°N 39.51750°E), and highest peak of Tigray
- Imba Alaje, 3438 metres, in Alaje woreda (12°59′39″N 39°30′13″E / 12.99417°N 39.50361°E)
- Mugulat, 3263 metres, in Ganta Afeshum woreda (14°16′N 39°25′E / 14.267°N 39.417°E); one of its spurs is crossed by the Siqurto foot tunnel
- Upper plateaus of the Atsbi Horst at 3057 metres in Atsbi Wenberta woreda (14°03′N 39°43′E / 14.050°N 39.717°E)
- Imba Tsion, 2917 metres, in Hawzen woreda (14°06′N 39°26′E / 14.100°N 39.433°E)
- Ekli Imba, 2799 metres, summit of the Arebay massif in Degua Tembien woreda (13°43′N 39°16′E / 13.717°N 39.267°E)
- Imba Aradom, 2756 metres, in Hintalo Wajirat woreda (13°20′N 39°31′E / 13.333°N 39.517°E)
- Soloda, 2436 metres, part of the Adwa plugs in Adwa woreda (14°11′N 38°54′E / 14.183°N 38.900°E)
- Imba Neway, 2388 metres, in Abergele (woreda)(13°16′N 38°57′E / 13.267°N 38.950°E)
Administrative zones[change | change source]
Like other Regions in Ethiopia, Tigray is divided into administrative zones:
- Central Tigray
- East Tigray
- North West Tigray
- South Tigray
- South East Tigray
- West Tigray
- Mekelle (special zone)
Culture[change | change source]
Every August, people from Tigray State celebrate Ashenda. This is a girls' festival of song and dance.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 2011 National Statistics Archived 2013-03-30 at the Wayback Machine
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ "FDRE States: Basic Information – Tigray". Population. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 22 March 2006.
- ↑ Hailou, Sesina (31 August 2019). "A holiday just for women". The Reporter (Ethiopia).
Coordinates: 14°08′12″N 38°18′34″E / 14.1365757°N 38.3093262°E