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Ethiopian Regional Map

by Vishal Kumar

The map illustrates the surrounding countries with borders, 9 ethnically based states, and 2 self-governing administration boundaries.

Ethiopian Regional Map


Located in the horn of Africa, Ethiopia is the second-most populated country in Africa. It is home to over 114.96 million people. The total area covered by the country is 426,371 square miles.

As shown in the political map of Ethiopia, the country shares borders with Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, and Kenya to the north, east, west, and south respectively.

The country falls on the latitude of 8° North and the longitude of 38°East. Ras Dejen and Denakil Depression are respectively the highest and the lowest points of Ethiopia.

The Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden are situated on the north and northeastern side of Ethiopia respectively.

The Ethiopia political map shows the national capital, major cities, provinces, and other political divisions of the country. The national, provincial, and international borders of the nation are also shown on the map.

The national capital, Addis Ababa is clearly marked on the map with a red dot enclosed in a square. With an estimated population of 3,774,000, it is the largest city in Ethiopia.

For administrative purposes, Ethiopia is divided into nine states that are sub-divided sixty-eight zones and two chartered cities. The regions are:

  • Afar
  • Amhara
  • Benishangul-Gumuz
  • Gambela
  • Harari
  • Oromia
  • Somali
  • Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region
  • Tigray

The two chartered cities are Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa.

The other major cities shown in the map are: Adigrat, Aksum, Maychew, Himora, Debre Tabor, Weldiya, Bahir Dar, Jijiga, Degeh Bur, Werder, Gode, Debre Birhan, Nazret, Asosa, Metu, Gambela, Kelem, Kibre Mendist and Negele.

The major places to visit in Ethiopia include Lalibela, Bahir Dar, Shashemene, Blue Nile Gorge, Hawassa, Dhati – Walal National Park, Axum, Debere Demo, Gondar, and the Neshisar National Park.

State Population: Official projections for 2008-07-01. Area(km.²) Area(mi.²)
Addis Ababa 3,147,000 530 205
Afar 1,449,000
Amhara 20,136,000 159,202 61,468
Benshangul-Gumaz 656,000 49,289 19,031
Dire Dawa 428,000 1,213 468
Gambela Peoples 259,000 25,802 9,962
Harari People 209,000 311 120
Oromia 28,067,000 353,007 136,297
Somali 4,560,000
Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples 15,745,000 112,343 43,376
Tigray 4,565,000 50,079 19,336
11 divisions 79,221,000 1,127,127 435,186


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