Dessie is a city and a zone in north-focal Ethiopia. Situated in the Amhara Region, it sits at a scope and longitude of 11°8′N 39°38′E, with a height somewhere in the range of 2,470 and 2,550 meters above ocean level. Dessie is 400 km toward the north of the capital Addis Ababa. It has a populace of in excess of 200,000 individuals in more than 30 locales.
Head Yohannes IV was enjoying nature in the good countries toward the west of the Chefa Valley in 1882 on a campaign to powerfully change over the Amhara Muslims who lived in the locale to Christianity. As he was searching for a spot to unify his force in the recently vanquished district of Wollo, he remained for the time being in a previous town that is presently contained inside Dessie. While there, he recognized a comet.
He was so intrigued by seeing it that he deciphered it to be a sign from paradise to establish his capital city there. Hence, he named it Dessie (Amharic: “My Joy”), as a kind of perspective to the happiness that the comet had caused him to feel. Dessie’s area prompted the message line the Italians developed somewhere in the range of 1902 and 1904 from Asmara south to Addis Ababa going through the city, and giving it a neighborhood broadcast office.