Sanja (woreda)

Sanja (woreda)

Sanja is one of the 105 woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Semien Gondar Zone, Sanja is bordered on the south by Chilga, on the southwest by Metemma, on the west by Sudan, on the north by the Tigray Region, on the northeast by Debarq, on the east by Dabat, and on the southeast by Wegera and Lay Armachiho. Towns in Sanja include Abderafi and Kirakir.

Based on figures published by the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this woreda has an estimated total population of 143,929, of whom 70,585 were males and 73,344 were females; 6,799 or 4.72% of its population are urban dwellers, which is less than the Zone average of 14.1%. With an estimated area of 8,332.84 square kilometers, Sanja has an estimated population density of 17.3 people per square kilometer, which is less than the Zone average of 60.23. [ [http://www.csa.gov.et/text_files/2005_national_statistics.htm CSA 2005 National Statistics] , Tables B.3 and B.4] Although the Amhara people are the predominant ethnic group in this woreda, the Qemant, one of the Agaw people, are an important minority.

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