Wolayita Zone ranks 13,421st in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Jaffa, Bradina (Konjic), and Presidential Palace, Tirana. Memorable people born in Wolayita Zone include Mengistu Haile Mariam. Wolayita Zone has been the birth place of many politicians. Wolayita Zone is located in Ethiopia.
Wolayita is a zone in Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. It is named for the Welayta people, whose homeland lies in this Zone. Wolayita is bordered on the south by Gamo Gofa, on the west by the Omo River which separates it from Dawro, on the northwest by Kembata Tembaro, on the north by Hadiya, on the northeast by the Oromia Region, on the east by the Bilate River which separates it from Sidama, and on the south east by the Lake Abaya which separates it from Oromia Region. The administrative centre of Wolayita is Sodo. Other major towns are Bekilo Segno Areka, Bedessa, Gununo, Gesuba Humbo-Tebela, Bitena and Boditi. Read more on Wikipedia
Most individuals born in present day Wolayita Zone were politicians (1), while most who died were .