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No visit to Ethiopia is complete without traveling to Adama

Also known as Nazareth, Adama is a popular weekend destination for the residents of Addis Ababa. Located about 100Km Southeast of Addis Ababa, Adama is the capital of the Oromia Region.

There are a few small Masaajid in the town where visitors can stop for prayers. You can also find a few halal places to dine in the city. There are a number of places that serve beef delicacies in the city.

Adama is close to Sodere, a popular resort, home to a natural hot volcanic swimming pool. Visitors can also enjoy climbing the beautiful mountains that surround the town including the Kechema. Adama is a great place to relax and stroll around.Enjoy shopping around the vibrant shops of the town where you can find a variety of local handicrafts and souvenirs.

Getting to Adama is pretty easy, the town lies on the main highway from Addis Ababa to Djibouti. Buses and taxis are available in plenty to ply visitors. Once in the town you can traverse in the blue and white taxis that run on fixed routes. It is also possible for visitors to hire private taxis. Traveling around on a horse-driven cart can be fun.

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Ethiopia Info

ADMINISTRATIVE / COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Addis Ababa

GEOGRAPHY

Ethiopia is a landlocked country situated in the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Somalia, Eritrea,Kenya and Sudan. Ethiopia has a total land area of 1,100,000 km2.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 82 Million. Muslims account for about 40% of the population.

CLIMATE

Most of the country have a climate which is generally cool. The daily maximum temperatures ranges between 20 °C and 25 °C throughout the year. From June to September is a rainy season.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Amharic is the official language. English is widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT +3 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

General: 8.:30 AM to 5:30 PM

HOLIDAYS

National Day: May 28th
Victory of Adowa: March 2nd
May Day: May 1st
Ethiopian Christmas Day: January 7th

Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar):
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha
Milad-un-Nabi

CURRENCY

Ethiopian Birr

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 91
Medical: 92
Fire: 93

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