South West Ethiopia Peoples' Region

The South West Region, officially the South West Ethiopia Peoples' Region (Amharic: የደቡብ ምዕራብ ኢትዮጵያ ህዝቦች ክልል) is a regional state in southwestern Ethiopia. It was split off from the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) on 23 November 2021 after a successful referendum.[2][3]

South West Ethiopia Peoples' Region
የደቡብ ምዕራብ ኢትዮጵያ ህዝቦች ክልል
Flag of South West Ethiopia Peoples' Region
Official seal of South West Ethiopia Peoples' Region
Map of Ethiopia showing the South West Region
Map of Ethiopia showing the South West Region
Country Ethiopia
CapitalBonga; Mizan Teferi ;Tercha; Tepi[1]
Government
 • Chief AdministratorNegash Wagesho
 • Prosperity Party LeaderTsegaye Mamo
 • House SpeakerWondimu Kurta
Area
 • Total39,400 km2 (15,200 sq mi)
 • Rank8th
 [citation needed]
Population
 • Total2,300,000
 • Rank7th
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
 [citation needed]
ISO 3166 codeTBA

It consists of the Keffa, Sheka, Bench Sheko, Dawro, West Omo Zones, and Konta special woreda. The working language of the region is Amharic.[2]

Chief administratorEdit

Party leaderEdit

Administrative zonesEdit

The following table shows administrative zones and special woredas, (an administrative subdivision which is similar to an autonomous area), is based on information from the 2007 census; the list of second administrative level bodies maintained by the United Nations Geographic Information Working Group dates from 2002,[5]

Zones and special woredas in the South West Ethiopia Peoples's Region
Number/haddoo Zone/Guudo Seat/koto
1 Bench Maji Zone Mizan Teferi
2 Dawro Zone Tarcha
3 Keffa Zone Bonga
4 Sheka Zone Tepi
5 West Omo Zone Jemu
6 Konta Zone Ameya

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.press.et/?p=78500[bare URL]
  2. ^ a b "News Alert: Ethiopia gets eleventh state with more than 96% approval for South West referendum". Addis Standard. 9 October 2021.
  3. ^ "South West Ethiopia Peoples Region Officially Established". MSN Africa. Addis Ababa. Ethiopian News Agency (ENA). 23 November 2021. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Ethiopia Regions". Worldstatesmen.org. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Names and codes for January 2000, Ethiopia". World Health Organization. The information in the WHO spreadsheet is built on information received 18 September 2002 from the Ethiopian Ministry of Federal Affairs.