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 Zones in the Ethiopian Tigray Region. Semien Mi'irabawi 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. Major towns and cities in this zone include Inda Selassie. Semien Mi'irabawi was separated from the Mi'irabawi Zone.
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.
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