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Amhara Region
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Regional State
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Flag of Amhara Region
Flag
Official seal of Amhara Region
Seal
Map of Ethiopia showing Amhara Region
Map of Ethiopia showing Amhara Region
Country Ethiopia
Area
 • Total 154,708.96 km2 (59,733.46 sq mi)
Area rank 3
Population (2014)
 • Total 20,018,988
 • Rank 2
 • Density 129.397728/km2 (335.138578/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code ET-AM

Amhara Region is a region of Ethiopia. It is the homeland of the Amhara people. The capital city is Bahir Dar.

Ethiopia's largest inland body of water, Lake Tana, is in Amhara. The region also has the Semien Mountains National Park. The park includes Ras Dashan, the highest point in Ethiopia.

Administrative zones

Like other Regions in Ethiopia, Amhara is divided into administrative zones:

  • Agew Awi
  • East Gojjam
  • North Gondar
  • North Shewa
  • North Wollo
  • Oromia
  • South Gondar
  • South Wollo
  • Wag Hemra
  • West Gojjam
  • Bahir Dar (special zone)

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