World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0002168239
Reproduction Date:

Title: Ziway  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Abijatta Shalla Lakes National Park, Lake Zway, East Shewa Zone, Bishoftu, Cities of Ethiopia
Collection: Populated Places in the Oromia Region
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


Batu, ዝዋይ
Ziway is located in Ethiopia
Location within Ethiopia
Country  Ethiopia
Region Oromia
Zone East Shewa Zone
Elevation 1,643 m (5,390 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 43,660
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Area code(s) +251 46 441

Ziway or Zway is a town and separate woreda in central Ethiopia. It is located on the road connecting Addis Ababa to Nairobi in the East Shewa Zone of the Oromia Region of Ethiopia, Ziway has a latitude and longitude of with an elevation of 1643 meters above sea level.

Adjacent to Lake Ziway (Lake Dambal), the economy of the town is based on fishing and horticulture. Ziway is also home to a prison and a caustic soda factory.

The 2007 national census reported a total population for Ziway of 43,660, of whom 22,956 were men and 20,704 were women. The majority of the inhabitants said they practised Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, with 51.04% of the population reporting they observed this belief, while 24.69% of the population were Muslim, 0.42% practiced traditional beliefs, and 22.07% of the population were Protestant.[1] The 1994 national census reported this town had a total population of 20,056 of whom 10,323 were males and 9,733 were females.


  1. ^ , Vol. 12007 Population and Housing Census of Ethiopia: Results for Oromia Region, Tables 2.1 (p. 9), 2.5 (p. 114), 3.4 (p. 349) (accessed 22 September 2012)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.