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Hawassa City Background


Hawassa is one of the most beautiful and rapidly growing cities in Ethiopia. It is found at the heart of the rift valley and enclosed by Lake Hawassa, which is an ideal spot for fishing, boating and bird watching. The city was founded during the period of emperor hailesilase in 1959 G.C and it was named after Lake Hawassa. It is, currently, the head quarter of the Sidama zone administration as well the capital of the southern nation, nationalities and people’s regional state. Hawassa has become the home of over 50 Nationalities’. All are enjoying their own identity, tradition, customs and cultures. It also serves as an excellent base to explore the lower OMO valley of Ethiopia the city has registered a dramatic growth/investment and infrastructures, so that it is favorable to live and visit. Thus, you are invited to come in any of your interest to the wonderful city of rift valley.