Lake Hawassa in Hawassa City

Sunset at lake Hawassa

About 275km southwards from Addis Ababa lies Lake Hawassa. It is bound to Hawassa city, a city which is fast growing and well prepared to host tourists in its resorts and hotels.

Lake Hawassa reaches a maximum depth of 21m. It has a circumference of 62km. The lake's circumference covers shores and many swampy bays. This lake has reed along the  shores.  Lake Hawassa is about 15km long and 5.5km wide. The lake has a surface area of 80km2.

Lake Hawassa is a major source of fish for the local community.

Recreation by boat is also possible. This lake also has a beautiful sunset view.

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