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Little Ethiopia

Little Ethiopia
Little Ethiopia sign at Fairfax Avenue and Olympic Boulevard
Little Ethiopia sign at Fairfax Avenue and Olympic Boulevard
Little Ethiopia is located in Western Los Angeles
Little Ethiopia
Little Ethiopia
Location within Western Los Angeles
Coordinates: 34°03′18″N 118°21′59″W / 34.055°N 118.366389°W / 34.055; -118.366389
Country  United States of America
State  California
County Los Angeles
Time zone Pacific
Area code(s) 323

Little Ethiopia is located in the Mid-Wilshire District of Central Los Angeles. It is known for its collection of Ethiopian restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques and thrift stores.[1]

The neighborhood is also home to The Little Ethiopia Cultural and Resource Center, located at 1037 South Fairfax Avenue here.[2]


Geography

Little Ethiopia is located on Fairfax Avenue between Olympic Boulevard and Whitworth Drive in Los Angeles, California. [3]

It is northeast of the Crestview neighborhood, northwest of the Picfair Village district, east of the Carthay Square district and west of Wilshire Vista district. It is part of the P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council This relates to all of Little Ehtiopia

History

The area has a high concentration of Ethiopian businesses and restaurants, as well as a significant concentration of residents of Ethiopian and Eritrean ancestry.[4]

Businesses along Fairfax Avenue in Little Ethiopia

Little Ethiopia dates back to the early 1990s. This stretch of Fairfax Avenue used to be occupied by Jewish businesses, as the Fairfax District to the north is now.

In the 1990s, the neighborhood was referred to as "Little Addis"-- named for Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.[5] In 2002, the city officially bestowed the name "Little Ethiopia" on the neighborhood.[6]


References

Coordinates: 34°03′18″N 118°21′59″W / 34.05500°N 118.36639°W / 34.05500; -118.36639

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Ethiopia,_Los_Angeles

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