Tigray Region is the northernmost of the nine regions of Ethiopia. Tigray is the homeland of the Tigrayans, Irob and Kunama peoples. Tigray is also known as Region 1 according to the federal constitution. Its capital and largest city is Mekelle. Tigray is the 5th largest by area, the 5th most populous, and the 6th most densely populated of the 9 Regional States.