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Lalibela

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Lalibela
ላሊበላ
The Church of Saint George, one of many churches hewn into the rocky hills of Lalibela
The Church of Saint George, one of many churches hewn into the rocky hills of Lalibela
Lalibela is located in Ethiopia
Lalibela
Lalibela
Location in Ethiopia
Coordinates: 12°01′54″N 39°02′28″E / 12.03167°N 39.04111°E / 12.03167; 39.04111Coordinates: 12°01′54″N 39°02′28″E / 12.03167°N 39.04111°E / 12.03167; 39.04111
CountryEthiopia
RegionAmhara Region
ZoneNorth Wollo Zone
Population
 (2007)
 • Total17,367
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Lalibela (Amharic: ላሊበላ) is a town in Lasta district of North Wollo Zone in Amhara Region, Ethiopia. It is famous for rock-cut monolithic churches.[1]

The Rock-Hewn Churches were declared a World Heritage site in 1978.

References[change | change source]

  1. UNESCO World Heritage Centre. "Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela". unesco.org.