Zala is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Gamo Gofa Zone, Zala is bordered on the southwest by Uba Debretsehay, on the northwest by Demba Gofa, on the northeast by Kucha, on the east by Deramalo, and on the southeast by Kemba. Zala was part of former Zala Ubamale woreda.
Based on the 2007 Census conducted by the CSA, this woreda has a total population of 74,369, of whom 37,576 are men and 36,793 women; 2,137 or 2.87% of its population are urban dwellers. The majority of the inhabitants were Protestants, with 64.06% of the population reporting that belief, 16.46% practiced traditional beliefs, and 16.34% practiced Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity. 
- Census 2007 Tables: Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region Archived November 13, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., Tables 2.1, and 3.4.