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Lake Ziway is one of the freshwater Rift Valley lakes of Ethiopia. It is located about 177kms south of Addis Ababa, on the border between Oromia and of the Southern regional states.The town of Ziway lies on the lake's western shore. The lake is fed primarily by two rivers, the Meki from the west and the Katar from the east, and is drained by the Bulbar which empties into Lake Abijatta. The lake's catchment has an area of 7025sq.kms.  Lake Zway is 31 kilometers long and 20kms wide, with a surface area of 44sq.kms. It has a maximum depth of some 12 meters and is at an elevation of 1,636 meters. It contains five islands. Like other part of the country, Ziway celebrated Timket this week on the lake and the islands.