North Gondar Zone

Map of the regions and zones of Ethiopia

Semien Gondar (Amharic: ሰሜን ጎንደር) (or North Gondar) is a Zone in the Ethiopian Amhara Region. This Zone is named for the city of Gondar, the capital of Ethiopia until the mid-19th century, which has often been used as a name for the 20th-century province of Begemder.


Semien Gondar is bordered on the south by Lake Tana, Mirab (West) Gojjam, Agew Awi and the Benishangul-Gumuz Region, on the west by Sudan, on the north by the Tigray Region, on the east by Wag Hemra and on the southeast by Debub Gondar. Towns and cities in Semien Gondar include Dabat, Debarq, Emfranz, Gondar, Gorgora and Metemma.

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