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Amhara Region
አማራ ክልል
Regional state
Amhara National Regional State
Flag of Amhara Region
Official seal of Amhara Region
Map of Ethiopia showing the Amhara Region
Map of Ethiopia showing the Amhara Region
Coordinates: 11°39′39″N 37°57′28″E / 11.6608°N 37.9578°E / 11.6608; 37.9578
CountryEthiopia
CapitalBahir Dar
Government
 • Chief AdministratorArega Kebede
Area
 • Total189,708.96 km2 (73,247.04 sq mi)
 • Rank3
Population
 (2024)
 • Total32,216,000
 • Rank2
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Official languageAmharic
 • Other languages and ethnicitiesAwi Agaw, Kamyr, Argobba, Beta Israel Gumuz, Falash Mura, Oromo, Qemant, Weyto
ISO 3166 codeET-AM
HDI (2021)0.477[1]
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The Amhara Region (Amharic: አማራ ክልል, romanized: Åmara Kilil), officially the Amhara National Regional State (Amharic: የአማራ ብሔራዊ ክልላዊ መንግሥት),[2] is a regional state in northern Ethiopia and the homeland of the Amhara, Awi, Xamir, Argoba, and Qemant people. Its capital is Bahir Dar which is the seat of the Regional Government of Amhara. Amhara is the site of the largest inland body of water in Ethiopia, Lake Tana (which is the source of the Blue Nile), and Semien Mountains National Park (which includes Ras Dashan, the highest point in Ethiopia). Amhara is bordered by Sudan to the west and northwest and by other the regions of Ethiopia: Tigray to the north, Afar to the east, Benishangul-Gumuz to the west and southwest, and Oromia to the south. Towns and cities in Amhara include: Bahir Dar, Dessie, Gonder, Debre Birhan, Debre Tabor, Kombolcha, Weldiya, Debre Markos, Seqota, Kobo, and Metema.

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Amhara Regional State". 29 March 2022.[permanent dead link]

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