Central Ethiopia

Central Ethiopia, historically known as Shewa, is the part of surrounding the capital city of , including parts of Oromia and southern Amhara.

Popular Destinations

is the capital and largest city of . Photo: Vob08, CC BY-SA 3.0.

or Adaamaa, formerly known as Nazret, is a large city in central . Photo: Gyrofrog, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a town in central known for the remarkable prehistoric burial complex on the outskirts of the village. Photo: Sailko, CC BY 3.0.

, formerly known as Debre Zeyit, is a resort town of 171,000 people in Central , about 50 km from the capital . Photo: Balikiman, CC BY-SA 3.0.


is a spa town in that has natural hot springs. Photo: Mjr74, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Central Ethiopia

Latitude of center
8.47° or 8° 28' 12" north
Longitude of center
38.88° or 38° 52' 48" east

Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Shewa
  • Amharic: ሸዋ
  • Catalan: Província de Shoa
  • Catalan: Shewa
  • Catalan: Xoa
  • Chinese: 紹阿
  • Chinese: 紹阿省
  • Chinese: 绍阿
  • Chinese: 绍阿省
  • Croatian: Regija Šoa
  • Croatian: Šoa
  • Czech: Šoa
  • Danish: Shewa
  • Dutch: Shewa
  • English: Shewa
  • English: Shua
  • Finnish: Shewa
  • French: Choa
  • French: Shewa
  • French: Shoa
  • Gallegan: Scioa
  • German: Shewa
  • German: Zentraläthiopien
  • Hebrew: מרכז אתיופיה
  • Hebrew: שאווה
  • Italian: Scioa
  • Italian: Scioà
  • Japanese: シェワ
  • Japanese: シェワ州
  • Japanese: ショア地方
  • Japanese: ショア州
  • Lithuanian: Ševa
  • Norwegian: Shewa
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Shewa
  • Polish: Szeua
  • Portuguese: Sultanato de Xoa
  • Portuguese: Xoa
  • Romanian: Shewa
  • Russian: Шава
  • Russian: Шева
  • Russian: Шоа (провинция)
  • Russian: Шоа
  • Serbian: Шоа
  • Serbo-Croatian: Provincija Šoa
  • Slovenian: Šoa
  • Spanish: Shewa
  • Swedish: Shewa
  • Tajik: Шиво
  • Ukrainian: Королівство Шоа

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