Bishoftu city is found at the center of Adea Liban district. Its exact time of foundation did not known, but some existing documents enlisted that it was established around 1917 with the starting of Ethio –Djibouti railway. The name Bishoftu comes from the Afan Oromo language called “Bishaanoftu” which refers to “The land of excessive water body” in addition to this, the word Bishoftu is given to the city from the existing of many volcanic crater lakes such as Bishoftu , Hora Arsade, Cheleleka /seasonal / ,Kuriftu , Kilole , Green lake and Babugaya.