Enemay is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Misraq Gojjam Zone, Enemay is bordered on the south by Dejen, on the west by Debay Telatgen, on the north by Enarj Enawga, and on the east by Shebel Berenta. The administrative center of this woreda is Bichena; other towns in Enemay include Dima, Yetmen And woyira, the place where ato Temesgen tiruneh presedant of amhara region was born.

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ZoneMisraq Gojjam
RegionAmhara Region
 • Total733.02 km2 (283.02 sq mi)
 (2012 est.)
 • Total180,858 [1]

The landscape of this woreda is divided into two types: the lava plateau in the northern part and fertile lowlands in the south towards the Abay. Until the late 1930s as much as 25% of the land was covered with trees. Rivers in this woreda include the Muga, which is a perennial river, and the Yegudfin which only flows during the rainy season.[2] Notable landmarks include the Wolde Beri Caves, a limestone cave system which was used as a shelter during the Italian occupation.[3]

Soma desert is another historic place where the patriot Belay zeleke was organizing his force and living to defeat the invader italian during the 2nd colonial attempt in 1930's.


Based on the 2007 national census conducted by the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia (CSA), this woreda has a total population of 165,292, of whom 82,175 are men and 83,117 women; 18,872 or 11.42% are urban inhabitants. The majority of the inhabitants practiced Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, with 92.05% reporting that as their religion, while 7.78% of the population said they were Muslim.[4]

The 1994 national census reported a total population for this woreda of 120,914 in 24,130 households, of whom 60,022 were men and 60,892 were women; 14,160 or 11.71% of its population were urban dwellers. The largest ethnic group reported in Enemay was the Amhara (99.83%). The majority of the inhabitants practiced Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, with 89.55% reporting that as their religion, while 10.33% were Muslim; this was the largest concentration of Muslims in Misraq Gojjam, either in numbers or percentage.[5]


  1. ^ Geohive: Ethiopia Archived 2012-08-05 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Ethiopian Village Studies: Yetmen", Centre for the Study of African Economies (accessed 5 July 2009)
  3. ^ "Stalagmite sampling results table" Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine, Ethiopian Venture, First phase: Climate Reconstruction (accessed 16 May 2009)
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 1994 Population and Housing Census of Ethiopia: Results for Amhara Region, Vol. 1, part 1 Archived November 15, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, Tables 2.1, 2.7, 2.10, 2.17, Annex II.2 (accessed 9 April 2009)

Coordinates: 10°40′N 38°00′E / 10.667°N 38.000°E / 10.667; 38.000