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Benishangul-Gumuz Region

ቤንሻንጉል ጉሙዝ
Regional State
Flag of Benishangul-Gumuz Region
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Official seal of Benishangul-Gumuz Region
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Map of Ethiopia showing Benishangul-Gumuz Region
Map of Ethiopia showing Benishangul-Gumuz Region
Country Ethiopia
Capital Asosa
Area
 • Total 50,699 km2 (19,575 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total 1,127,001
 • Density 22.22926/km2 (57.5735/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code ET-BE

Benishangul-Gumuz is a region in Ethiopia. The capital city is Assosa. The name of the region comes from two local ethnic groups – Berta (also called as Benishangul) and Gumuz.

Administrative zones

Like other Regions in Ethiopia, Benishangul-Gumuz is divided into administrative zones.

  • Asosa
  • Kamashi
  • Metekel
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