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Ethiopian Highlands

Range TypeHighland or plateau
Highest PointRas Dashen Terara (4533 m/14,872 ft)
CountriesEthiopia (44%), Somalia (25%), Sudan (10%), South Sudan (8%), Kenya (6%), Eritrea (5%), Djibouti (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area2,549,215 sq km / 984,253 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent2,272 km / 1,412 mi North-South
2,327 km / 1,446 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long8° 32' N; 40° 49' E
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Map of Ethiopian Highlands
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Ethiopian Highlands.
AfricaLevel 1 (Parent)
         Atlas MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Sahara Desert RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         West Africa MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Ethiopian HighlandsLevel 2
                 Northern Ethiopian HighlandsLevel 3 (Child)
                 Central Ethiopian HighlandsLevel 3 (Child)
                 Southern Ethiopian HighlandsLevel 3 (Child)
                 DenakilLevel 3 (Child)
                 Ahmar-SomaliLevel 3 (Child)
         East Africa MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Southern AfricaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Mid-Atlantic IslandsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Indian Ocean IslandsLevel 2 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Ethiopian Highlands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Ras Dashen Terara453314,872Northern Ethiopian Highlands
2.Weynobar446514,649Northern Ethiopian Highlands
3.Bwahit443714,557Northern Ethiopian Highlands
4.Silki442014,501Northern Ethiopian Highlands
5.Talo441314,478Northern Ethiopian Highlands
6.Batu440014,436Southern Ethiopian Highlands
7.Amba Farit427014,009Central Ethiopian Highlands
8.Abune Yosef426013,976Northern Ethiopian Highlands
9.Bada419513,763Southern Ethiopian Highlands
10.K’ech’a Terara419313,757Southern Ethiopian Highlands
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Ras Dashen Terara453314,872Northern Ethiopian Highlands
2.Batu440014,436Southern Ethiopian Highlands
3.Amba Farit427014,009Central Ethiopian Highlands
4.Gugu362611,896Ahmar-Somali
5.Ramlu22487375Denakil



Photos of Peaks in the Ethiopian Highlands

Ras Dashen Terara
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The eastern summit of Ras Dashen, as seen from the western summit (2009-05-01). Photo by Lars Holme.
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Bwahit
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A group of climbers and their guide and armed escort atop Bwahit, a high summit in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia (2006-10-27). Photo by Ken Jones.
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