Subdivisions of Ethiopia

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Ethiopia is administratively divided into regional states and chartered cities, zones, woreda (districts) and kebele (wards).

Regions and chartered cities[edit]

The regions and chartered cities of Ethiopia

The 9 regional states or kililoch are based on ethnic territoriality:

Additionally there are two chartered cities:


The 9 regions are further subdivided into 68 zones.


Woreda or districts are smaller subdivisions.


Kebele are municipalities. They are the smallest administrative division.

Former provinces[edit]

Between 1942 and 1991, Ethiopia was divided into 13 provinces. Other provinces existed before 1942.