- Woredas of Ethiopia
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Woreda (also spelled wereda, Amharic:ወረዳ) is an administrative division of Ethiopia (managed by a local government), equivalent to a district. Woredas are composed of a number of Kebele, or neighborhood associations, which are the smallest unit of local government in Ethiopia. Woredas are typically collected together into zones, which form a kilil (Regional administration); some woredas are not part of a zone, and are called Special Woredas, which function as autonomous entities.
Although some woredas can be traced back as institutions to earliest times—for example the Yem special woreda, the Gera and Gomma woredas preserve the boundaries of kingdoms that were absorbed into Ethiopia, and in Mam Midrina Lalo Midir those of historic districts of Ethiopia (in this case, two of the districts of Menz)—many are of more recent creation. Beginning with 2002, more authority was passed to woredas, in the form of staff and budgets transferred from the Regional governments.
- List of woredas in the Afar Region
- List of woredas in the Amhara Region
- List of woredas in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region
- List of woredas of the Oromia Region
- List of woredas in the Somali Region
- List of woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
- List of woredas in the Tigray Region
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