About Adama
Emperor Haile Selassie renamed the town after Biblical Nazareth, and this name was used throughout the twentieth century. In 2000 (English calendar), the city officially reverted to its original Oromo language name, Adama, though "Nazaret" is still widely used. The meaning of ADAMA IS DERIVED from the Oromo word ' ADAAMII' which means a cactus-like tree that grows randomly everywhere and "crys white blood" naturally. More specifically, adaamii means Euphorbia candelabrum, a tree of the spurge family, while hadaamii would mean Indian fig.

Adama is a busy transportation center. The city is situated along the road that connects Addis Ababa with Dire Dawa. A large number of trucks use this same route to travel to and from the seaports of Djibouti and Asseb (though the latter is not currently used by Ethiopia, following the Eritrean-Ethiopian War). Additionally, the new Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway runs through Adama.

Adama University (formerly Adama Technical Teachers College) is located in Adama.Adama Stadium is the home ofAdama City FC, a member of theEthiopian Football Federation league.

Adama City Geographics
The city sits between the base of an escarpment to the west, and the Great Rift Valley to the east.
Location: Adama, 99km southeast of Addis Abeba
Coordinates: 84?N 39.27?E
Country: Ethiopia
Region: Oromia
Zone: Misraq (East) Shewa
Elevation: 1,712 m (5,617 ft)
Time zone: EAT (UTC+3)
Area code(s): 22



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