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Amhara Region
አማራ ክልል
Regional state
Amhara National Regional State
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From top, left to right:
Fasil Ghebbi, Blue Nile Falls, Church of Saint George, Genneta Maryam, Guzara Castle and Lake Hayq
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; 37.9578Coordinates: 11°39′39″N 37°57′28″E / 11.6608°N 37.9578°E / 11.6608; 37.9578
CapitalBahir Dar
 • Chief AdministratorYilikal Kefale
 • Total154,708.96 km2 (59,733.46 sq mi)
 • Rank3
 • Total21,134,988[1]
 • Rank2
 • Official languageAmharic
 • Other languages and ethnicitiesAwi Agaw, Kamyr, Argobba, Beta Israel Gumuz, Falash Mura, Oromo, Qemant, Weyto
ISO 3166 codeET-AM
HDI (2019)0.464[2]
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The Amhara Region (Amharic: አማራ ክልል, romanized: Åmara Kilil), officially the Amhara National Regional State (Amharic: የአማራ ብሔራዊ ክልላዊ መንግሥት),[3] is a regional state in northern Ethiopia and the homeland of the Amhara 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.

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Amhara Regional State". 29 March 2022.

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