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Afar Regional State

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Qafár Rakaakayih Doolata
Regional State
Flag of Afar Regional State
Flag
Official seal of Afar Regional State
Seal
Map of Ethiopia showing Afar Region
Map of Ethiopia showing Afar Region
Country Ethiopia
Capital Semera
Area
 • Total 72,053 km2 (27,820 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total 1,812,002
 • Density 25.14818/km2 (65.1335/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code ET-AF

The Afar Regional State is one of the nine regional states of Ethiopia. It is the homeland of the Afar people. The capital city is Semera.

Danakil Depression is in the north of the region. It has the lowest point in Ethiopia and one of the lowest in Africa. The southern part of the region has the valley of the Awash River. Other notable landmarks include the Awash and Yangudi Rassa National Parks.

Administrative zones

Like other Regions in Ethiopia, Afar is divided into administrative zones (and one special woreda).

  • Administrative Zone 1: Awsi Rasu
  • Administrative Zone 2: Kilbati Rasu
  • Administrative Zone 3: Gabi Rasu
  • Administrative Zone 4: Fanti Rasu
  • Administrative Zone 5: Harri Rasu
  • Argobba special woreda

Coordinates: 11°49′N 41°25′E / 11.817°N 41.417°E / 11.817; 41.417

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