Adama Travel Guide

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Adama is since 2000 the capital of Oromia state. In the 20th century it was  known as Nazreth, but Adama is the original Oromo name. It is situated in the Rift Valley, on the main road from Addis Ababa to Djibouti (and Assab in Eritrea, but that route cannot presently be used) and at the road junction towards Asella in the Arsi zone. It is therefore a busy town full of trucks. The town grows rapidly and new buildings are coming up all the time.

The Addis AbabaDjibouti railway also passes through Adama, but it is presently little used on this section.

Sodere, 25 km SE of Adama, is a popular weekend resort based on its hot springs and temperate swimming pools.

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July 21, 2008 new by ingvar

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