Adama City Map

During the last three weeks, two german students were acting in our whole city to collect GPS Points of every important place. The Project is supported by the Regional Government of Oromia and the City Council of Adama. Also the Chamber of Commerce of Adama is interested in this Map, because it´s usable for upcoming tourists, who were interested to visit the 3rd biggest City of Ethiopia.

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About Adama
History
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 "Nazareth" is still widely used.

In 2000, the Ethiopian government moved the regional capital of Oromia from Addis Ababa to Adama, sparking considerable controversy. Critics of the move believed that the Ethiopian government wished to deemphasize Addis Ababa's location within Oromia.[4][5] On the other hand, the government maintained that Addis Ababa "has been found inconvenient from the point of view of developing the language, culture and history of the Oromo people."[6]

 
Overview
Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this city has an estimated total population of 228,623 of whom 114,255 were males and were 114,368 females,[2] although other estimates confirm that the current population exceeds 200,000.[3] The 1994 national census reported this town had a total population of 127,842 of whom 61,965 were males and 65,877 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 Addis Ababa-Djibouti railroad runs through Adama.

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

 
Adama City
ADAMA, central city of Oromia and major city of Ethiopia

Adama (Oromo Adaama, Ge'ez ኣዳማ ādāmā), better known[1] as Nazret or Nazreth (ናዝሬት nāzrēt), is a city in central Ethiopia and the previous capital of the Oromia Region approximately 100 km southeast of Addis Ababa. Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this city has an estimated total population of 228,623. The 1994 national census reported this town had a total population of 127,842 of whom 61,965 were males and 65,877 were females.
The meaning of ADAMA IS DERIVED from the Oromic word ' ADAMI' which means a tree like plant that grows randomly every where that crys white blood naturally.

Adama
Location 
Coordinates: 8°33′N 39°16′E
Country Ethiopia
Region Oromia
Zone Misraq (East) Shewa
Elevation 1,712 m (5,617 ft)
Population    (2005) 
 - Total 228,623
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Area code(s) 22


 


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ADDRESS

SAFARI LODGE ADAMA
P.O. Box 841 Adama Ethiopia
Tel: 022 1 12 20 11/13 Fax 022 1 11 51 02
Email: saf.log@ethionet.et
Director: leilaworku@yahoo.com