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Lasta

Lasta ( Ge'ez: ላስታ lāstā) is a historic district in north-central Ethiopia. It is the district in which Lalibela is situated, the former capital of Ethiopia during the Zagwe dynasty and home to 11 medieval rock-hewn churches.

According to G.W.B. Huntingford, Lasta is first mentioned in the fourteenth century, although it obviously had been inhabited long before that. In the 18th century the Czech Franciscan Remedius Prutky listed Lasta as one of the 22 provinces of Ethiopia still subject to the Emperor, but singled Lasta out as one of the six he considered "large and truly deserving of the name of kingdom." Its neighbor to the west was Begemder and to the north Wag.

Lasta (woreda)

Lasta is a woreda (district) in the Semien Wollo Zone (North Wollo) of the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. It is bordered on the south by Meketworeda, on the west by Bugnaworeda, on the north by Wag Hemra Zone, and on the east by Gidanworeda. Its major town is Lalibela, known for its monolithic churches. Lasta was split off from the Bugna woreda.

Lasta (disambiguation)

Lasta may refer to:

  • Lasta, an historical district in Ethiopia
  • Lasta (woreda), a current district in Ethiopia
  • Lasta, Greece, a town in Greece
  • Lasta Beograd, a bus company in Serbia
  • Lasta 95, a Serbian-produced airplane