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
The 9 regional states or kililoch are based on ethnic territoriality:
- Afar Capital Semera
- Amhara Capital Bahir Dar
- Benishangul-Gumuz Capital Asosa
- Gambela Capital
- Harari Capital Harar
- Oromia Capital Finfinne/ Addis Ababa
- Somali Capital Jijjiga
- Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region Capital Hawasa
- Tigray Capital Mekele
The 9 regions are further subdivided into 68 zones.
Woreda or districts are smaller subdivisions.
Kebele are municipalities. They are the smallest administrative division.
Between 1942 and 1991, Ethiopia was divided into 13 provinces. Other provinces existed before 1942.