The General Background of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State










Capital City

The Lake side city of Hawassa, capital of SNNPRS, is situated in the Ethiopian Rift Valley about 273 km south of Addis Ababa . The city lies on the Trans African high way from cape town to Cairo with a latitude and longitude of 7° 3’ 35 " N and of 38° 28’ 11" E. It has an elevation of 1708 meters above sea level.

Hawassa is one of Ethiopian most attractive towns and a safe and friendly city in a beautiful setting. It is an ideal and a pleasant green city to break the north-south journey of Ethiopia. The city has many unique and exciting places to visit. One can explore the city on foot or bicycle , motor bike or vehicles. Hawassa directs down from the beautiful St, Gabriel church to the main get of Lake Hawassa.