The Tigray Region is one of the leading regions in Ethiopia and is located in the northern part of the country. It borders Eritrea to the north, Sudan to the west, and Amhara Region and Afar Region to the south. As of 2019, the Tigray Region had a population of approximately 5 million people. Tigray is rich in history as it takes its name from a powerful people who ruled much of what is now Ethiopia from 1506 until Emperor Menelik II annexed it in 1891. This region has seen many significant historical events, including being at the center of some major battles that brought about significant political change in Ethiopia. Today, heritage buildings, artifacts, burial grounds and other cultural remains can still be found around the region. Agriculture remains an important industry in this region with most people surviving on subsistence farming alongside some commercial farm production. The main crops grown are tef (a cereal crop) and barley along with sorghum, lentils and sesame seed. Livestock have also long been raised here, with cattle, sheep and goats being amongst the most popular species kept by locals. This region has expanded its economy over recent years due to new investments primarily through foreign aid as well as increased funding from other parts of Ethiopia and Darfur Region (Sudan). Tourism plays another important role for both economic and cultural benefits as visitors explore some stunning sites such as prehistoric rock-hewn churches carved in Tigray’s hillsides and ancient artifacts unearthed by archaeologists. All together Tigray Region offers travelers a diverse experience embracing both traditional views on history as well as modern offerings for today's tourists.
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