Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 2011
Size of heritage: 23,000 ha
Konso Cultural Landscape is a 55km2 arid property of stone walled terraces and fortified settlements in the Konso highlands of Ethiopia. It constitutes a spectacular example of a living cultural tradition stretching back 21 generations (more than 400 years) adapted to its dry hostile environment. The landscape demonstrates the shared values, social cohesion and engineering knowledge of its communities. The site also features anthropomorphic wooden statues - grouped to represent respected members of their communities and particularly heroic events - which are an exceptional living testimony to funerary traditions that are on the verge of disappearing. Stone steles in the towns express a complex system of marking the passing of generations of leaders.
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Medium airport - 53 mi (85 km) Baco Airport
Small airport - 67 mi (108 km) Soddu Airport
Small airport - 108 mi (174 km) Waca Airport
Small airport - 130 mi (210 km) Awassa Airport
Small airport - 144 mi (232 km) Kalokol Airport
Small airport - 166 mi (267 km) Jimma Airport
Medium airport - 168 mi (271 km) Mizan Teferi Airport
Small airport - 171 mi (275 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Addis Ababa
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.