ZIWAY TOWN IN ETHIOPIA


Ziway or Zway is a town in central Ethiopia. It is located on the road connecting Addis Ababa to Nairobi in the Misraq Shewa Zone of the Oromia Region of Ethiopia, Ziway has a latitude and longitude of 7°56′N 38°43′E / 7.933°N 38.717°E / 7.933; 38.717 with an elevation of 1643 meters above sea level.


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


Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Ziway has an estimated total population of 35,931 of whom 19,034 were males and 16,897 were females.[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. Ziway is the largest town in Adami Tullu and Jido Kombolcha woreda.


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