in Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region, Ethiopia

How to get there and get around
Noteable things around
  • Tiya (Unesco heritage, 95 mi)
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
7.062 and 38.476 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 7° 3' 43" and E 38° 28' 34"
Currency and Currency Code:
Birr - ETB
Spoken languages:
Amharic, English, Oromo, Tigrinya, Somali
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 03:37 PM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Africa/Addis_Ababa
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:13 am and 6:45 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-8.829 and -140.081 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Ethiopia in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,6 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Ethiopia.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Ethiopia. Last Update: 2022-06-28 08:18:31

Delve into Hawassa

Hawassa in Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region with it's 133,097 habitants is a city located in Ethiopia about 137 mi (or 220 km) south of Addis Ababa, the country's capital town.

Current time in Hawassa is now 03:37 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Addis Ababa with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Hawassa. The closest airport in Ethiopia is Awassa Airport in a distance of 2 mi (or 3 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Tiya in a distance of 95 mi (or 153 km), North.

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Addis Ababa, Gambela, Dire Dawa, Harar and Mandera. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 24°C / 75 °F

Morning Temperature 12°C / 54 °F
Evening Temperature 19°C / 66 °F
Night Temperature 14°C / 58 °F
Chance of rainfall 1%
Air Humidity 43%
Air Pressure 1015 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 10 km/h (6 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 100% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Wednesday, 29th of June 2022

24°C (76 °F)
18°C (64 °F)
Overcast clouds, moderate breeze.

Thursday, 30th of June 2022

21°C (71 °F)
16°C (61 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, overcast clouds.

Friday, 1st of July 2022

23°C (74 °F)
15°C (60 °F)
Moderate rain, moderate breeze, overcast clouds.

Videos from this area

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Fishing Lake Hawassa, Ethiopia: Rift Valley lakes and catching Tilapia and Catfish

Published: May 13, 2012
Length: 27:57 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Pat Heslop-Harrison

Fishing boats on the side of Lake Hawassa, Awassa in the Rift Valley of Ethiopia. Opening with a view of lake from a park next to the shoreline where fish is allowed to be landed, we move...

Travelling to Hawassa. Ethiopia

Published: December 15, 2018
Length: 26:12 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Al Paj

Road trip to Hawassa Ethiopia.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Lake Awasa

Lake Awasa is an endorheic basin in Ethiopia, located in the Main Ethiopian Rift south of Addis Ababa. According to the Statistical Abstract of Ethiopia for 1967/68, the lake is 16 km long and 9 km wide, with a surface area of 129 square kilometers. It has a maximum depth of 10 meters and is located at an elevation of 1,708 meters. Because it is relatively accessible to scientists, Lake Awasa is the most studied of the Rift Valley lakes in Ethiopia.

Located at 7.05, 38.4333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Endorheic basins, Lakes of Ethiopia, Lakes of the Great Rift Valley, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region


Awasa (also spelled Awassa or Hawassa) is a city in Ethiopia, on the shores of Lake Awasa in the Great Rift Valley. Located 270 km south of Addis Ababa via Debre Zeit, 130 km east of Sodo, 75 km north of Dilla and 1125 km north of Nairobi, Awasa is the capital of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region and is a special zone of this region.

Located at 7.05, 38.4667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Cities in the Great Rift Valley, Populated places in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region

Awassa Kenema Stadium

Awassa Kenema Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Awassa, Ethiopia. It is used mostly for football matches and serves as the home stadium of Awassa City F.C. The stadium has a capacity of 25,000 people.

Located at 7.05, 38.4667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Football venues in Ethiopia

Awasa Airport

Awasa International Airport is an airport in Awasa, Ethiopia. Located at an elevation of 1849 meters above sea level, this airport has one asphalt runway 3851 meters long by 50 wide. In 2006, the airport served 430,285 passengers.

Located at 7.067, 38.5 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Ethiopia

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Hawassa.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Hawassa, Awassa, Āwasa, Awasa, אווסה, AWA, Авасе