Amhara Region

regional state of Ethiopia

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

Amhara Region

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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
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
CountryEthiopia
CapitalBahir Dar
Area
 • Total154,708.96 km2 (59,733.46 sq mi)
Area rank3
Population
 (2014)
 • Total20,018,988
 • Rank2
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeET-AM

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 zonesEdit

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