Debub Achefer

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Debub Achefer or ("South Acheref") is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. It is named for the historic district of Achefer, which was first mentioned in the 16th century.[1] Part of the Mirab Gojjam Zone, Achefer is bordered on the south and west by the Agew Awi Zone, on the north by Semien Achefer, and on the east by Mecha; the Lesser Abay River defines the woreda's eastern boundary. The administrative center is Durbete. Debub Achefer was part of former Achefer woreda.


Based on the 2007 national census conducted by the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia (CSA), this woreda has a total population of 136,508, of whom 69,239 are men and 67,269 women; 11,776 or 8.63% are urban inhabitants. The majority of the inhabitants practiced Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, with 98.91% reporting that as their religion, while 1.01% were Muslim.[2]


  1. ^ C.F. Beckingham and G.W.B. Huntingford, Some records of Ethiopia, 1593-1646 (London: Hakluyt Society, 1954), p. 226.
  2. ^ Census 2007 Tables: Amhara Region Archived November 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., Tables 2.1, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2 and 3.4.