Lasta ( Ge'ez: ላስታ Lasta ) is a historic district in what is now north-central Ethiopia.
It is also the district in which is located the legendary and historically significant town of Lalibela, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Abyssinia during the Zagwe Dynasty and home to eleven medieval churches of stone.
Lasta was first mentioned, according to historians in the 14th century, although it was apparently inhabited long before that. In the 18th century the Czech Franciscan Remedius Prutky Lasta listed as one of those 22 Ethiopian provinces that still directly subordinate to the emperor, on, Lasta, however, differed as one of the six provinces that he was large and truly named " Kingdom" earning viewed. Lasta bordered on the west by Begemder and on the east by Wag