Mount Bwahit

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Bwahit
Buahit
Bwahit, view onto Kidis Yared 4453m.JPG
Elevation 4,437 m (14,557 ft)[1]
Prominence 800 m (2,600 ft)
Location
Bwahit is located in Ethiopia
Bwahit
Bwahit
Location in Ethiopia
Location Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Range Semien Mountains
Coordinates 13°14′38″N 38°13′04″E / 13.24389°N 38.21778°E / 13.24389; 38.21778Coordinates: 13°14′38″N 38°13′04″E / 13.24389°N 38.21778°E / 13.24389; 38.21778

Mount Bwahit (or Buahit, Bachit, Buiheat) is a peak of the Semien Mountains in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Its altitude is estimated at 4430 or 4437 m above sea level, making it the third highest mountain in Ethiopia and the 13th or 14th highest mountain of Africa. It is located about 16 km west of the highest Ethiopian mountain, Ras Dashen, from which it is separated by a 1,600 m deep gorge. The connecting ridge goes NNE over the Arkwasiye Pass (ca. 3635 m), eastwards over Kidis Yared, at 4,453 metres (14,610 ft) the second-highest mountain in Ethiopia, and SSE over the Metelal Pass (ca. 3730 m) to Ras Dashen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ethiopian Mapping Authority. 2010 National Statistics (Abstract): climate, Table A.1. Central Statistical Agency website (accessed 5 October 2011)