Adama

Synonyms:
Adamah, אֲדָמָה
Adama (Wikipedia)

Adama

Adaamaa (in Oromo)
አዳማ (in Amharic)

Adaamaa
The Addis Ababa-Dire Dawa Road in Adama, Ethiopia.
The Addis Ababa-Dire Dawa Road in Adama, Ethiopia.
Adama is located in Ethiopia
Adama
Adama
Location within Ethiopia
Coordinates: 08°32′29″N 39°16′08″E / 8.54139°N 39.26889°E / 8.54139; 39.26889Coordinates: 08°32′29″N 39°16′08″E / 8.54139°N 39.26889°E / 8.54139; 39.26889
CountryEthiopia
RegionOromia
ZoneAdama Special Zone
Elevation
1,712 m (5,617 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total324,000
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Area code(s)(+251) 22
ClimateAw

Adama (Oromo: Adaamaa or Hadaamaa), the city officially known as Adama formerly known as Nazreth, is a city in central Oromia. Adama forms a Special Zone of Oromia and is surrounded by East shewa Zone. It is located at 8°32′N 39°16′E / 8.54°N 39.27°E / 8.54; 39.27 at an elevation of 1712 meters, 99 km southeast of Addis Ababa. The city sits between the base of an escarpment to the west, and the Great Rift Valley to the east.

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