Semien Mi'irabawi Zone
NorthwesternTigray location in Ethiopia
|• Total||18,325.11 km2 (7,075.36 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 est.)|
|• Density||46/km2 (120/sq mi)|
Semien Mi'irabawi (or "North Western") is one of the Zones in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. It is bordered on the east by the Mehakelegnaw (Central) Zone, the south by the Amhara Region, the west by the Mi'irabawi (Western) Zone and on the north by Eritrea. The Zone is subdivided into the six woredas (districts) of Asigede Tsimbela, La'ilay Adiyabo, Medebay Zana, Tahtay Adiyabo, Tahtay Koraro and Tselemti. Major towns and cities in the zone include Inda Selassie, Shiraro, Inda Abaguna, Selekleka, Adidaro, Maytsebri. Semien Mi'irabawi was split off from Mi'irabawi Zone in 2005..
Based on the 2007 Census conducted by the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia (CSA), this Zone has a total population of 736,805, of whom 368,254 are men and 368,551 women; 107,999 or 14.66% are urban inhabitants. Two largest ethnic groups reported in Semien Mi'irabawi were the Tigray (96.81%), and Amhara (1.58%); all other ethnic groups made up 1.61% of the population. Tigrinya is spoken as a first language by 95.6, and Amharic by 2.8%; the remaining 1.6% spoke all other primary languages reported. 96.76% of the population said they were Orthodox Christians, and 3.04% were Muslim.