Afar Region

regional state of Ethiopia

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.

Afar Regional State
ዓፋር
Qafár Rakaakayih Doolata
Flag of Afar Regional State
Official seal of Afar Regional State
Map of Ethiopia showing Afar Region
Map of Ethiopia showing Afar Region
CountryEthiopia
CapitalSemera
Area
 • Total72,053 km2 (27,820 sq mi)
 [1]
Population
 (2017)
 • Total1,812,002
 • Density25/km2 (65/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeET-AF

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 zonesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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