Megale

Megale

Megale is one of the 29 woredas in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Administrative Zone 2, Megale is located at the base of the eastern escarpment of the Ethiopian highlands, and bordered on the south by the Administrative Zone 4, on the west by the Tigray Region, on the north by Abala, and on the east by Erebti.

Rivers in this woreda include the Erebti, a stream that flows east from the Ethiopian highlands into the Afar Depression. Information is lacking on the towns of this woreda.

Based on figures published by the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this woreda has an estimated total population of 24,372, of whom 11,443 were males and 12,929 were females. Information is not available for the area of Megale, so its density cannot be calculated. Although the predominant ethnic group in this woreda are the Afar, there is a significant Wollo Oromo minority.

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