Metro Etiopía / Plaza de la Transparencia

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STC rapid transit
Location Mexico City
Coordinates 19°23′44″N 99°09′23″W / 19.395586°N 99.156268°W / 19.395586; -99.156268Coordinates: 19°23′44″N 99°09′23″W / 19.395586°N 99.156268°W / 19.395586; -99.156268
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
towards Indios Verdes
Línea 3
towards Universidad

Metro Etiopía / Plaza de la Transparencia (formerly known as Metro Etiopía) is a metro station on the Mexico City Metro. It is located in the Benito Juárez borough of Mexico City.

The station logo depicts the head of a lion, a symbol of Ethiopia. Its name comes from the Plaza Etiopía, a traffic circle at the same location before the construction of the subway station. The traffic circle was named to show Mexico's support for an independent Ethiopia after the Italian invasion of Ethiopia. There is a corresponding Mexico Square in the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Ababa.[1] Mexico Square is also a station on the Addis Ababa Light Rail.

Metro Etiopía / Plaza de la Transparencia is underneath the intersection of Avenida Xola, Avenida Cuauhtemoc, Cumbres de Maltrata street and Diagonal de San Antonio. It serves Narvarte neighbourhood.

On March 27, 2009, the station name was changed to Etiopía / Plaza de la Transparencia (Ethiopia / Transparency Square),[2] as the Instituto Federal de Acceso a la Información Publica (Federal Institute of Public Information Access) is near the station, and so it would fit the name of the closest Metrobús station.


  1. ^ Vestal, Theodore M. (2011). The Lion of Judah in the New World Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and the Shaping of Americans' Attitudes Toward Africa. Westport: ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9780313386213. 
  2. ^ Robles, Johana (March 27, 2009). "Cambian nombre a estaciones del Metro Etiopía y Viveros". El Universal (in Spanish). Retrieved July 17, 2011. 

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