Northern Ethiopian Highlands

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointRas Dashen (4550 m/14,928 ft)
CountriesEthiopia (43%), Sudan (38%), Eritrea (19%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area497,536 sq km / 192,099 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent996 km / 619 mi North-South
861 km / 535 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long14° 16' N; 36° 28' E
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Map of Northern 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 Northern Ethiopian Highlands.
Ethiopian HighlandsLevel 2 (Parent)
         Northern Ethiopian HighlandsLevel 3
         Central Ethiopian HighlandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Southern Ethiopian HighlandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         DenakilLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Ahmar-SomaliLevel 3 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Northern Ethiopian Highlands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Ras Dashen455014,928 
6.Abune Yosef426013,976 
7.Guna Terara412013,517 
10.Tigray High Point394112,930 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Northern Ethiopian Highlands

Ras Dashen
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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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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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