Adwa

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Wossen had a daughter, Princess Ijigayehu (Princess Ijigayehu Amha Selassie). '''Adwa''' is a city in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, not far south of the border with Eritrea. The small village of '''Yeha''' is in the same area and its ancient temple is a bigger drawcard than anything in Adwa. thumb A detail from the Ethiopian painting, "Battle of Adwa" (File:Detail, "Battle of Adwa (2141058909).jpg) Understand


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, Adwa has a longitude and latitude of , and an elevation of 1907 meters. Adwa is surrounded by Adwa (Adwa (woreda)) woreda. Adwa is home to several notable churches: Adwa Gebri'el Bet (built by Dejazmach Wolde Gebriel), Adwa Maryam Bet (built by Ras (Ras (title)) Anda Haymanot), Adwa Medhane `Alem Bete (built by Ras Sabagadis), Adwa Nigiste Saba Huletenya Dereja Timhirt Bet, and Adwa Selasse Bet. Near Adwa is Abba Garima

*Sebhat Guèbrè-Egziabhér, Writer *Abune Paulos, Patriarch *Abay Tsehaye, Politician *Abuna Yesehaq, Leader of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in the Western hemisphere *Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister See also *Battle of Adwa References Category:Populated places in the Tigray Region date 1 March 1896 place


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ends; main text of article begins on next line -- '''Adwa''' ( ; also spelled '''Adowa''', '''Aduwa''') is a market town and separate woreda (Districts of Ethiopia) in northern Ethiopia. It is best known as the community closest to the decisive Battle of Adowa fought in 1896 with Italian troops. Notably, Ethiopian soldiers won the battle, thus being the only African nation to thwart European colonialism. Located in the Mehakelegnaw Zone of the Tigray Region

Michel d'Abbadie Arnaud and Antoine d'Abbadie, and Théophile Lefebvre. After the defeat and death of Ras Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay, its inhabitants fled Adwa for safety. The town was briefly held by Emperor Tewodros II (Tewodros II of Ethiopia) in January 1860, who had marched from the south in response to the rebellion of Agew Neguse, who had burned then fled the town. Giacomo Naretti passed through Adwa in March 1879, after it had

been devastated by a typhus epidemic. It had been reduced to a shadow of itself, having about 200 inhabitants. 20th Century Its geographical importance has also led to Adwa's greatest importance, being the site of the final battle (Battle of Adwa) of the First Italo–Ethiopian War, where Emperor Menelik II (Menelik II of Ethiopia) fought to defend Ethiopia's independence against Italy in 1896. Menelik led the Ethiopian Army to a decisive victory against


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Notable people *Kinfe Abraham, Academic and politician * Gebrehiwot Baykedagn, Economist, statesman and political theorist, one of the prominent reformist intellectuals of the early 20th century Ethiopia. *Sebhat Nega, Politician *Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher, Scientist and environmentalist


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population of 24,519 of whom 11,062 were males and 13,457 were females. Sports Almeda Textile Football Club (ALTEX) was promoted to the Ethiopian National Football League after winning the Ethiopian football club championships held in Mekelle. ALTEX beat Meta Beer Football Club 2-1 in the final. ALTEX is the first club from Adwa town to represent the town in Ethiopian association football history. Films *''Adwa (Adwa (film))'' (1999). Directed by Haile Gerima


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Ababa 542 km via Dire Dawa to Jijiga The Ethiopian army's origins and military traditions span back through the nation's long history (History of Ethiopia). Due to Ethiopia's location at the crossroads between the Middle East and Africa, it has long been in the middle of Eastern and Western politics, and its army has been tested for many centuries by foreign aggression. From the Egyptian aggression to Ottoman invasion, to the European invasion at Adwa and concerns from the 21st century global war on terror, the country has tackled several instances of foreign aggression. In 1579, the Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) attempt to expand from a coastal base at Massawa was defeated. Wikipedia:Adwa Commons:Category:Adwa


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Ababa 542 km via Dire Dawa to Jijiga The Ethiopian army's origins and military traditions span back through the nation's long history (History of Ethiopia). Due to Ethiopia's location at the crossroads between the Middle East and Africa, it has long been in the middle of Eastern and Western politics, and its army has been tested for many centuries by foreign aggression. From the Egyptian aggression to Ottoman invasion, to the European invasion at Adwa and concerns


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''': east from Dessie 482 km to Aseb. Designated part of the Ndjamena-Djibouti TAH 6 '''No 3''': north from Addis Ababa across the Blue Nile at Dejen and again at Bahir Dar east around Lake Tana 979 km via Gondar and Aksum to Adwa. Designated part of the Cairo-Cape Town (Cairo-Cape Town Highway) Trans-African Highway 4 (TAH 4) from Addis Ababa to Gondar, and part of TAH 6 from Wereta to Gondar '''No 4''': east from Addis


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been devastated by a typhus epidemic. It had been reduced to a shadow of itself, having about 200 inhabitants. 20th Century Its geographical importance has also led to Adwa's greatest importance, being the site of the final battle (Battle of Adwa) of the First Italo–Ethiopian War, where Emperor Menelik II (Menelik II of Ethiopia) fought to defend Ethiopia's independence against Italy in 1896. Menelik led the Ethiopian Army to a decisive victory against

Adwa display inline,title name Battle of Adwa Adwa, Ethiopia result Decisive Ethiopian victory The '''Battle of Adwa''' (usually known as '''Adowa''', or sometimes by the Italian name ''Adua'') was fought on 1 March 1896 between Ethiopia (Ethiopian Empire) and Italy (Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946)) near the town of Adwa, Ethiopia, in Tigray (Tigray Region). It was the climactic battle of the First Italo-Ethiopian War, securing Ethiopian sovereignty. '''No 2

'') is the best known victory of Ethiopian forces over invaders. It maintained Ethiopia's existence as an independent state. Fought on 1 March 1896 against the Kingdom of Italy near the town of Adwa, it was the decisive battle of the First Italo–Ethiopian War. Assisted by all of the major nobles of Ethiopia including, Negus, Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, Ras Makonnen, Ras Mengesha Yohannes, and Ras Mikael of Wollo, Emperor Menelek II of Ethiopia not only struck a powerful blow


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population of 24,519 of whom 11,062 were males and 13,457 were females. Sports Almeda Textile Football Club (ALTEX) was promoted to the Ethiopian National Football League after winning the Ethiopian football club championships held in Mekelle. ALTEX beat Meta Beer Football Club 2-1 in the final. ALTEX is the first club from Adwa town to represent the town in Ethiopian association football history. Films *''Adwa (Adwa (film))'' (1999). Directed by Haile Gerima

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'''Adwa''' ( , and an elevation of 1907 meters. Adwa is surrounded by Adwa (Adwa (woreda)) woreda.

Adwa is home to several notable churches: Adwa Gebri'el Bet (built by Dejazmach Wolde Gebriel), Adwa Maryam Bet (built by Ras (Ras (title)) Anda Haymanot), Adwa Medhane `Alem Bete (built by Ras Sabagadis), Adwa Nigiste Saba Huletenya Dereja Timhirt Bet, and Adwa Selasse Bet. Near Adwa is Abba Garima Monastery, founded in the sixth century by one of the Nine Saints and known for its tenth century gospels. Also nearby is the village of Fremona, which had been the base of the 16th century Jesuits sent to convert Ethiopia to Catholicism. thumb Farmland between Axum and Adigrat, along the national road (File:Farmland between Axum and Adigrat.jpg)

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