Subdivisions of Ethiopia

Ethiopia is administratively divided into regional states and chartered cities, zones, woreda (districts) and kebele (wards).

Regions and chartered citiesEdit

The regions and chartered cities of Ethiopia

The 10 regional states or kililoch are based on ethno-linguistic territoriality:

Additionally there are two chartered cities:


The 10 regions are further subdivided into 68 zones.


Woreda or districts are smaller subdivisions.


Kebele are municipalities. They are the smallest administrative division.

Former provincesEdit

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