Debarq (also spelled Dabareq, Amharic ደባርቅ) is a town in northern Ethiopia. Located 90 kilometers north of Gondar on the paved highway between Gondar and Axum and in the Semien Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region, it has a latitude and longitude of and an elevation of 2235 meters above sea level.
Debarq is the closest town to the Semien Mountains National Park, and is the location for the park headquarters.
Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency, in 2005 Debarq has an estimated total population of 24,997, of whom 11,850 were males and 13,147 were females. The 1994 census reported this town had a total population of 14,474 of whom 6,235 were males and 8,239 were females. It is the largest settlement in Debarq woreda.
During a clash with his rebellious nephews, Emperor Tewodros saw his close friend and advisor John Bell killed in battle here in 1860. Although his nephews were killed in the skirmish, and their 1700 followers immediately surrendered, he extracted vengeance the next day by beheading all of their men.
The Tigrayan People's Liberation Front launched an offensive against the 603rd Army Corp of the Derg, and after destroying the government forces stationed at Debarq, they controlled the town 3 January 1989.