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 regions and chartered cities of Ethiopia
Main article: Regions 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.


Main article: Districts of Ethiopia

Woreda or districts are smaller subdivisions.


Main article: Kebele

Kebele are municipalities. They are the smallest administrative division.

Former provinces

Main article: Provinces of Ethiopia

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

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