Provinces of Ethiopia prior to 1995.
Arsi was a province of Ethiopia with its capital at Asella. The province was reduced to a Zone of the Oromia Region with the adoption of the new constitution in 1995.
Both the Zone and the former province are named after a subgroup of the Oromo, who inhabit both the former Bale and Arsi provinces.
Coordinates: 7°45′N 39°30′E / 7.750°N 39.500°E