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Awabel is one of the 105 woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Misraq Gojjam Zone, Awabel is bordered on the south by the Abay River which separates it from the Oromia Region, on the southwest by Baso Liben, on the northwest by Guzamn, on the northeast by Enemay, and on the southeast by Dejen. Towns in Awabel include Amber, Liga, Lumame and Wejel.


Based on the 2007 national census conducted by the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia (CSA), this woreda has a total population of 121,588, of whom 60,226 are men and 61,362 women; 11,833 or 9.73% are urban inhabitants. With an area of 806.98 square kilometers, Awabel has a population density of 150.67, which is less than the Zone average of 153.8 persons per square kilometer. A total of 28,487 households were counted in this woreda, resulting in an average of 4.27 persons to a household, and 27,610 housing units.[1]

The 1994 national census reported a total population for this woreda of 142,830 in 30,139 households, of whom 71,177 were men and 71,653 were women; 8,725 or 6.11% of its population were urban dwellers. The largest ethnic group reported in Awabel was the Amhara (99.74%). The majority of the inhabitants practiced Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, with 95.07% reporting that as their religion, while 4.73% were Muslim.[2]


  1. Census 2007 Tables: Amhara Region, Tables 2.1, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2 and 3.4.
  2. 1994 Population and Housing Census of Ethiopia: Results for Amhara Region, Vol. 1, part 1, Tables 2.1, 2.7, 2.10, 2.17, Annex II.2 (accessed 9 April 2009)

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