ETHIOPIA

historical demographical data of the administrative division


REGIONcapitalsurface/sq.kmsurface/sq.mie2002e2000m1999mc1994occ1994e1993me1993b?e1992e1988e19821980me197919741972e19701968?1960?codecodecodepos.particularsvariants of the name
source:SHGSTBSHEW,TBEWBBGLGL/UNGLSYGLSYHC,SYWGHWGL/HWISOFIPS
actual division:
Adis AbebaAdis Abeba5462112674,22495,02424,02112,72112,7AAET44Addis Abeba
AfarAsayita96708373391400,41216,01188,01106,41106,4AFET45Affar
AmharaBahir Dar1569606060217510,616294,015850,013834,313834,3AMET46
BenishangulAsosa5024819401582,8537,0523,0460,5460,5BEET47Benishangul-Gumuz
DiredawaDire Dawa1025396318,8318,0306,0251,9251,9ET48Dire Dawa
GambellaGambela253699795230,2211,0206,0181,9181,9GAET49Gambela
HararHarer374144166,0160,0154,0131,1131,1HAET50Harer, Hariari
OromiaAdis Abeba35363213653723710,022354,021694,018732,518732,5ORET51Oromiya
SomaliJijiga2792521078194282,23698,03602,03383,23152,7SOET52
SouthernAwasa1127274352413134,612513,012132,010377,010377,0SNET53State of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples, SNNPR
TigrayMekele50286194153969,73694,03593,03136,33136,3TIET54
TOTAL:Adis Abeba112712743518367979,563490,061672,053707,853477,3
division from 1991dc - 1995agfrom 1995.08 division into 9 states, no data yet available
Tigray3136,33598,01
Afar1106,41010,72
Amhara13834,313678,03
Oromia18732,517984,94
Somalia2514,42514,35
Metekel, Abosa, Metema460,5888,76
Southern Ethiopian peoples10377,011388,97-11
Gambela, Agriwak, Nuwar, Mezanger181,9147,812
Harar TownHarar131,1162,613
Addis AbebaAddis Abeba2112,72200,214
TOTAL:Addis Abeba113388243779452587,153574,2
TAQLAI-GIZAT(region)
division from 1974? (or 1987oc) until 1991dc
Addis AbebaAddis Abeba518820032657,62379,52128,8ET15
ArsiAsela2371091552157,21984,01820,1ET01
Asosa230678906570,9525,9433,6ET17
BaleGoba67330259961063,4977,3896,0ET38
Borena9401836301723,7668,8611,1ET18
Eastern Gojam1393653811699,51563,21438,1ET28Misrak Gojam
Eastern Harerge90600349812774,32552,32342,4ET29Misrak Harerge
Eastern Shewa1275449241026,2934,5848,5Misrak Shewa
Gambela2606510064195,0179,4125,4ET23
IlubaborMefa35059129053117,22867,92538,5ET40
KefaJima40083154761148,61057,9939,2ET41
Metekel3048111768416,4383,3275,7ET24
Northern Gonder62020239482038,21873,01712,5ET19Debub Gonder
Northern Omo29923115533048,92806,02577,3ET32Debub Omo
Northern Shewa27030104362570,12364,32181,6ET20Debub Shewa
Northern Welo30835119061621,51491,71482,5ET21Debub Welo
SidamoAwasa2074280092980,02741,72519,5ET42
Southern Gonder1707965941867,81719,91584,3ET33Semen Gonder
Southern Omo220008494269,2248,0227,8Semen Omo
Southern Shewa1679964863235,82977,52784,7ET34Semen Shewa
Southern Welo2070279932676,02461,72425,5ET35Semen Welo
WelegaNekemte42832164602673,72460,32138,6ET43
Western Goiam1728966752210,52032,81864,8ET25Mirab Gojam
Western Harerge33188128141482,61364,21250,9ET26Mirab Harerge
Western Shewa2321889642934,42702,02481,6ET27Mirab Shewa
Autonomous regions:
Aseb4806517786246,4451,9413,3ET16
Dire Dawa2924411291521,7476,0433,3ET22
Ogaden17932769239906,6833,2770,0ET31
TigrayMekele53498206562999,92757,12584,0ET37Tigre
TOTAL:Addis Abeba113388243779451831,347835,343829,6
AsebAseb451,9413,3
EritreaAsmara93700361783138,62872,8
TOTAL (incl. Eritrea):Addis Abeba122758247397251425,847115,7
TAQLAI-GIZAT(province)KIFLE-HAGER
division from 1941? until 1974? (or 1987?)some changes in borders lead to different data
Addis AbebaAddis Abeba2181002111,51654,31412,61277,21083,61092,61013,1AAofficially split from Shewa in 1981; population figures are mostly included in Shewa
ArsiAsela (Asalla)2367591412137,21860,61662,21149,4892,7852,9818,2ASET01cabsorbed by Oromiya regionArusi, Arussi
BaleGoba124602481091343,61126,71006,5879,2739,6707,8190,4353,7BLET03seabsorbed by Oromiya & Somali regions; split from Hararge ca 1963; capital prior to ca 1965: ChenchaMendebo
Gamo-GofaGonder40818157601739,11395,31248,01003,4730,7698,8668,1563,7766,7GGET05swformed 1941; absorbed by Southern Nations regionGamu-Gofa, Gemu Goffa, Gomo Gofa
GojamArba Minch65390252474467,63632,33244,92037,91829,61750,11668,71414,91437,4GJET06wcabsorbed by Amhara & Benishangul-Gumuz regionsGojjam
GonderDebre Markos80549311004033,63270,42905,42053,41418,71355,81294,62125,11229,9GDET02nwabsorbed by Amhara, Tigray & Benishangul-Gumuz regionsGondar, Begemdir Simen
HarargeHarar2654701025005380,14657,94151,73125,23510,03359,23215,61540,23198,6HRET07eabsorbed by Oromiya, Somali & Afar regionsHarar, Harrar, Harerge, Harer
IlubaborMattu49210190001350,01078,3963,3810,8719,4688,8659,61061,2598,4ILET08wdivided between Oromiya & Gambela regions; capital prior to ca 1978: GoreIllubabor
KefaJima57291221203212,32740,82450,41615,41768,71693,01224,3876,8623,0KFET09swincorp. 1897; absorbed by Oromiya & Southern Nations regionsKafa, Keffa, Kaffa
ShewaAddis Abeba854003297310278,29059,98090,65085,04628,75369,55051,42614,73486,4SHET10cabsorbed by Oromiya, Amhara & Southern Nations regionsShoa
SidamoAwasa121160467805103,04241,83790,62808,32595,62479,82369,22242,51438,4SDET11sformed 1941; abs. by Somali, Oromiya & Southern Nations regions; capital prior to ca 1978: Yirgalem
TigrayMekele65900254442972,42700,92409,72162,11916,61828,91748,73104,52104,1TGET12ncabsorbed by Tigray & Afar regionsTigre
WelegaLekemti71303275303350,92770,62369,72019,21326,81269,11214,22386,21298,3WGET13wabsorbed by Oromiya & Benishangul-Gumuz regionsWallaga, Wollega, Wallega
WeloDessie83113320904091,04076,03609,92612,62570,22459,92355,62946,92845,1WLET14ncabsorbed by Amhara & Afar regionsWallo, Wollo
TOTAL:Addis Abeba113409943779451570,544265,839315,428639,125730,924513,622478,622323,120039,4
AsebAseb179,3101,4
EritreaAsmara117600454053367,52938,12614,72426,22070,11947,61836,81757,91422,0Ertra
TOTAL (incl. Eritrea):Addis Abeba125169948319955117,347305,341930,131065,327801,026461,224315,424081,021461,4

Particulars:
For the later independent part of Eritrea recent data can be found at the file of the administrative division of Eritrea
File created on 1997-08-05; revised on 2000-06-14; and last modified on 2003-09-08 by Jan Lahmeyer

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