Adi Mehameday

Adi Mehameday (also Adihimeday, Adi Mehamiday or officially, Ge'ez ዓዲ መሓመዳይ Adi Me'ha'me'day)also known as Wehabit is a small town and separate Tabiya in Asgede Tsimbla woreda in the North Western or Semien Mi'irabawi zone of Tigray Regional State of Ethiopia. Adi Mehameday is located about 373 km North West of Mekelle, administrative city of Tigray regional state, Northern Ethiopia, bordered along the south by Tekezé river which separates the tabiya on the south from Tselemti and also to the west by the Tekezé river then on the northwest by Dedebit, on the north by Deguadugugni or Selam, and on the east by May Tel river. The administrative center of this tabiya is Adi Mehameday; other small village towns in Adi Mehameday include Adi Hilina, Sifra Mariyam and May Tselwadu.


Adi Mehameday is characterized as semiarid to arid climatic regions. The average annual temperature for the region in generally varies from 24 - 29 °C. Records obtained show temperature maxima of between 37 and 40 °C and minima of 15 to 19 °C. November and December are the coldest months. There are two rainy periods: June – September with highest seasonal rain fall being 500mm and the lowest seasonal rain fall in autumn middle February to April is about 25mm.


Based on 2012 unpublished census report, this tabia has a total population of 6302. In general, the area is scarcely populated and population density varies from place to place. Most of settlements are three to five households of farmers settle together here and there according to the proximity to their farm lands. In this area the majority of the people living in the rural area subsist on mixed farming, they cultivate Maize, Wheat, Barley, Sorgem, Finger millet and recently Sesame beside raising Cattle, Goat, Sheep, Donkey and other domestic animals in small number. Artisanal gold mining which is also being carried out intensively in nearby woreda's is another source of their income besides with farming.

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