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West Shewa Zone (Oromo: Shawaa Lixaa/Dhihaa) is a zone in Oromia Region of Ethiopia. This zone takes its name from the kingdom or former province of Shewa. West Shewa is bordered on the south by the Southwest Shewa Zone and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region, on the southwest by Jimma, on the west by East Welega Zone, on the northwest by Horo Gudru Welega Zone, on the north by the Amhara Region, on the northeast by North Shewa, and on the east by Oromia Special Zone Surrounding Addis Abeba. Its highest point is Mount Wenchi (3386 meters); other notable peaks include Mount Mengesha and Mount Wechacha. Towns and cities in West Shewa include Ambo.

Between 2002 and 2005, a number of districts were separated from West Shewa to create South West Shewa Zone.

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West Shewa Zone

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West Shewa Zone (Oromo: Shawaa Lixaa/Dhihaa) is a zone in Oromia Region of Ethiopia. This zone takes its name from the kingdom or former province of Shewa...

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Southwest Shewa Zone

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former province of Shewa. Between 2002 and 2005, a number of districts were separated from West Shewa Zone to create Southwest Shewa Zone. Towns in it include...

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List of districts in the Oromia Region

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Chukala (Baha Shewa Zone) Adolana Wadera (Guji Zone) Amuru Jarte (Horo Gudru Welega Zone) Ayra Guliso (West Welega Zone) Bako (West Shewa Zone) Bedele (Illubabor...

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East Shewa Zone

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East Shewa (Oromo: Shawaa Bahaa) is a zone in Oromia Region of Ethiopia. East Shewa is located at centre of oromia Oromia, connecting the western regions...

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Jimma Zone

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by Illubabor Zone, on the north by East Welega Zone and on the northeast by West Shewa Zone; part of the boundary with West Shewa Zone is defined by...

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Oromia Special Zone Surrounding Finfinne

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created in 2008 from parts of North Shewa Zone, East Shewa Zone, Southwest Shewa zone and West Shewa Zones. The zone was created to support the cooperation...

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Barento

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Borana Oromo inhabiting Oromia Special Zone Surrounding Addis Ababa, West Shewa Zone, West Welega Zone and Borena Zone of the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Barento...

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List of zones of Ethiopia

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Bedele[citation needed] Jimma Kelam Welega North Shewa Southwest Shewa West Haraghe West Shewa West Welega Oromia Special Zone Surrounding Finfinne Sidama Region's...

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Machaa

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parts of West Shewa Zone, South West Shewa Zone, Oromia Special Zone Surrounding Finfinnee, West Welega Zone, East Welega Zone, Jimma, Jimma Zone, Illubabor...

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Selale

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known as Selalle, an Oromo subgroup inhabiting the West Shewa Zone, north Shewa Zone and East Shewa Zone of Oromo Region, Ethiopia, are named after the original...

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Guder

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Guder is a town located in the West Shewa Zone of the Oromia of Ethiopia. Located 12km west of Ambo, this town has a latitude and longitude of 8°58′N 37°46′E...

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Gurraacha Enchini

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one of the districts in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. Part of the West Shewa Zone, it is bordered on the southwest by Nono, on the northwest by Cheliya...

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Shimelis Abdisa

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extrajudicial killings in Oromia Region. Shimelis Abdisa was born near Ambo, West Shewa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Before appointed as President of Oromia Region...

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Sululta

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Special Zone Surrounding Finfinne, Sululta is bordered to the south by the city of Addis Ababa, to the west by the Mulo and West Shewa Zone, to the north...

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Bako Tibe

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Part of the West Shewa Zone, Bako Tibe is bordered on the south and west by the East Welega Zone, on the north by Horo Gudru Welega Zone, and on the east...

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Awash River

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Awash rises south of Mount Warqe, west of Addis Ababa in the woreda of Dandi, close to the town of Ginchi, West Shewa Zone, Oromia. After entering the bottom...

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Ginde Beret

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road network. Part of the West Shewa Zone, Gindabarat is bordered on the south by Jeldu, on the southwest by Ambo, on the west by the Guder River which...

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Jibat

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woreda. Part of the West Shewa Zone, Jibat is bordered on the south by the Nono, on the southeast by SouthWest Mirab Shewa Zone, on the east by Gurraacha...

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Meta Robi

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is one of the Aanaas in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. Part of the West Shewa Zone, it is bordered on the south by Ejerie, on the southwest by Jeldu,...

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Chebo people

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Chabo are an ethnic group of the Southwest Shewa Zone and West Shewa Zone in the Oromia Region of south-west Ethiopia. The Chebo speak the Oromo language...

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