Orientation & Geography

Africa, Ethiopia, Oromia

Sebeta is a town in central Ethiopia. Located in the Debub Mirab Shewa Zone of the Oromia Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of and an elevation of 2,356 meters (7,730 feet) above sea level. It is the administrative center of Alem Gena woreda. At Sebeta is a school for the blind. It became part of the Haile Selassie I Foundation in 1959, and construction on a new building began 4 October, 1962. The Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research opened a research station in Sebeta in 1967, which operates as the national center for research into improving fishing yields.