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Awassa, Ethiopia

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. This city is home to Hawassa University (which includes an Agricultural College, a Main Campus and a Health Sciences College), Awasa Adventist College, and a major market. The city is served by Awasa Airport, opened in 1988. Important local attractions include the Lake Awassa, St. Gabriel Church and the Awassa Kenema Stadium. Fishing is a major local industry.

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