Addi Arkay (woreda)


Addi Arkay (woreda)

Addi Arkay is one of the 105 woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Semien Gondar Zone, Addi Arkay is bordered on the south by Jan Amora, on the southwest by Debarq, on the north and east by the Tigray Region, and on the southeast by Beyeda; its eastern border is defined by the Tekezé River. Towns in Addi Arkay include Addi Arkay and Zarima.

This woreda is situated on the northern slopes of the Semien Mountains. Rivers in Addi Arkay include the Zarima.

Based on figures published by the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this woreda has an estimated total population of 146,751, of whom 73,004 were males and 73,747 were females; 12,193 or 8.31% of its population are urban dwellers, which is less than the Zone average of 14.1%. With an estimated area of 2,231.90 square kilometers, Addi Arkay has an estimated population density of 65.8 people per square kilometer, which is greater than the Zone average of 60.23. [ [http://www.csa.gov.et/text_files/2005_national_statistics.htm CSA 2005 National Statistics] , Tables B.3 and B.4]

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