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Afar is Located in the eastern part of Ethiopia. The Region has Common Boundaries with the State of Eritrea in the North-East, Tigray in the North-West, With Amhara in the South-west with Oromia in the South-East and with the Republic of Djibouti in the east.

Afar Region, the Afar Regional State is one of the eleven regional states(kililoch) of Ethiopia and is the homeland of the Afar people. Formerly Known as Region 2, its new Capita; as of 2007 is the Recently Constructed city of Semera, Which Lies on the paved Awash Assab highway.

The regional government of Afar Bhrawi is one of the 11 regions that have been recognized by Article 47/1 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Indonesia and was established in 1985. Based on the forecast data of population and house census conducted in the region for the 2nd time in 2000, it is estimated that the total population of the region in 2007 will reach 1,723,007, of which 308,000 (17.88%) will live in urban areas and 1,415,000 (82.12%) will live in rural areas.

Looking at the gender composition of the region’s population, it is estimated that 946,003 (54.9%) are males and the remaining 777,004 (45.1%) are females. The region has a land area of 96,707 km2, and its geographical location is located in the Rift Valley in the northeast of the country, and it borders four national regional governments and two countries and serves as a development corridor. available

 

List of districts in the Afar Region

This is a list of the woredas (districts) and city administrations in the Afar region of Ethiopia,

Awasi rasu (zone 1)

Awsi Rasu, also known as Administrative Zone 1, is a zone in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. This zone is bordered on the south by Gabi Rasu, on the southwest by Hari Rasu, on the west by the Amhara Region, on the northwest by Fantí Rasu, on the north by Kilbet Rasu, on the northeast by Eritrea, and on the east by Djibouti. The largest town in Awsi Rasu is Asayita. Rivers in this Zone include the Awash and its tributaries the Mille and Logiya Rivers. There are a chain of six interconnected lakes in this Zone, fed by the Awash: from north to south they are Gargori, Laitali, Gummare, Bario and Lake Abbe (or Abhe Bad).

Kilbat Rasu (zone 2)

Kilbatti (Kilbat) Rasu, also known as Administrative Zone 2, is one of the five zones in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. This zone is bordered on the south by Awsi Rasu, on the southwest by Fantí Rasu, on the west by the Tigray Region, and on the north by Eritrea. The administrative center of Kilbet Rasu is Abala (also known in the highlands as Shiket). Also located in this zone is the former mining settlement of Dallol, which set the record for the hottest inhabited place on Earth, with an average temperature of 34° C.

1997

Gabi rasu (zone 3)

Gabi Rasu, also known as Administrative Zone 3, is a zone in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. This zone is bordered on the south by the Oromia Region, on the southwest by the Amhara Region, on the west by Hari Rasu, on the north by Awsi Rasu, and on the east by the Somali Region. This zone covers most of the territory of the former Gobaad sultanate.[2] Towns include Awash and Gewane. Rivers include the Awash and Germama. Gabi Rasu consists eight woredas and one town administration, including Gawane, Amibara, Galaqu, Hawaash Fantiqale, Hanruka, Dullacha, Argobba, and Hawash Subah.

2018

Fanti rasu (zone 4)

Fantí Rasu, also known as Administrative Zone 4, is a zone in Afar Region of Ethiopia. This zone is bordered on the south and east by Awsi Rasu, on the southwest by the Amhara Region, on the northwest by the Tigray Region, and on the north by Kilbet Rasu. The administrative center of the Zone is Kaluwan (also named Gulina); the largest town is Dibina.

2018

Hari rasu (zone 5)

Hari Rasu, also known as Administrative Zone 5, is a zone in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. Stretching along the eastern base of the Ethiopian highlands, this zone is bordered on the south and east by Gabi Rasu, on the west by the Amhara Region, and on the north by Awsi Rasu. This Zone covers most of the area governed by the Afar Sultanate of Dawe.

2018

Special Woredas-Argobba

Argobba (or Argoba) is a special woreda in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. This woreda is named after the Argobba people, whose homeland lies in this district. Located on the eastern escarpment of the Ethiopian highlands, Argobba is bordered on the south, west and north by the Afar Region, and on the east by Dulecha. Settlements in this woreda include Gachine. The average elevation in this woreda is 471 meters above sea level.[1] As of 2008, Argobba has 10 kilometers of all-weather gravel road and 77.5 kilometers of community roads; about 41% of the total population has access to drinking water.

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