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Afambo (woreda)

Afambo is one of the woredas in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. It is named after Lake Afambo, located at the border of this woreda with Asayita, near the international border with Djibouti. Part of the Administrative Zone 1, Afambo is bordered on the south by the Somali Region, on the west by Dubti, on the north by Asayita, and on the east by Djibouti. The largest town in this woreda is Afambo.

The average elevation in this woreda is 404 meters above sea level; the highest peak is Mount Dama Ali (1069 meters). The only perennial river is the Awash, which passes through Lake Afambo, and a chain of lakes south and east of it: Laitali, Gummare, Bario, and Lake Abbe. As of 2008, Afambo has 79 kilometers of all-weather gravel road; about 22.33% of the total population has access to drinking water.


Afambo may refer to:

  • Afambo (woreda)
  • Lake Afambo