Semien Achefer or or is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. It is named for the historic district of Achefer, which was first mentioned in the 16th century. Part of the Mirab Gojjam Zone, Achefer is bordered on the south by Debub Acheref, on the west by the Semien Gondar Zone, on the north by Lake Tana, on the east by Bahir Dar Zuria, and on the southeast by Mecha; the Lesser Abay River defines the woreda's eastern boundary. The woreda includes Dek Island. The administrative center is liben; other towns in Semien Achefer include Yesmala, Dembola,Sankira & Kunzila. Semien Achefer was part of former Achefer woreda.
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