Welcome to Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia and one of the largest cities in Africa. It has a population of about 5 million. Addis Ababa is known for its diverse culture, cuisine and vibrant nightlife. It is home to a number of international organizations including the African Union and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The city's notable attractions include sites such as the National Museum, Mount Entoto and Trinity Cathedral. Addis Ababa has been named “the political heart of Africa” due to its expansive diplomatic community, making it one of the continent's most important cities. The main languages spoken in Addis Ababa are Amharic and English, with many other languages also spoken by some inhabitants. Known as “the new flower” to some Ethiopians, Addis Ababa became the country’s capital in 1887 under Menelik II and was subsequently developed by Italians during their occupation following World War II. Over the recent past, Addis Ababa has experienced significant economic growth that has increased job opportunities within the city and improved living standards for many residents. In addition to this development, civic additions such as green areas have been added to improve air quality throughout the city while large projects such as roadways have facilitated easier travel around this growing metropolis.


History Of Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa also known as Finfinne, lit. "natural spring" in Oromo, is the capital and largest city of Ethiopia. It is also serves as the capital of the Oromia Region. In the 2007 census, the city's population was estimated to be 2,739,551 inhabitants.Addis Ababa is a highly developed and important cultural, artistic, financial and administrative centre of Ethiopia.[11] Addis Ababa was portrayed in the 15th century as a fortified location called "Barara" that housed the emperors of Ethiopia at the time. Prior to Emperor Dawit II, Barara was completely destroyed during the Ethiopian–Adal War and Oromo expansions. The founding history of Addis Ababa dates back in late 19th-century by Menelik II, Negus of Shewa, in 1886 after finding Mount Entoto unpleasant two years prior.[12] At the time, the city was a resort town; its large mineral spring abundance attracted nobilities of the empire, led them to establish permanent settlement. It also attracted many members of the working classes — including artisans and merchants — and foreign visitors. Menelik II then formed his imperial palace in 1887.[13][14] Addis Ababa became the empire's capital in 1889, and subsequently international embassies were opened.[15][16] Addis Ababa urban development began at the beginning of the 20th century, and without any preplanning. Addis Ababa saw a wide-scale economic boom in 1926 and 1927, and an increase in the number of buildings owned by the middle class, including stone houses filled with imported European furniture. The middle class also imported newly manufactured automobiles and expanded banking institutions.[15] During the Italian occupation, urbanization and modernization steadily increased by a master plan which they hoped Addis Ababa would be more colonial city and continued after their occupation. Consequent master plans were designed by French and British consultants from 1940s onwards focusing on monumental structures, satellite cities and inner-city. Similarly, the Italo-Ethiopian master plan also projected in 1986 concerning only urban structure and accommodating service, which was later adapted by the 2003 master plan. Addis Ababa remains federal chartered city in accordance with the Addis Ababa City Government Charter Proclamation No. 87/1997 in the FDRE Constitution. Called "the political capital of Africa" due to its historical, diplomatic, and political significance for the continent, Addis Ababa serves as the headquarters of major international organizations such as the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.[18] The city lies a few kilometres west of the East African Rift, which splits Ethiopia into two, between the Nubian Plate and the Somali Plate. The city is surrounded by the Special Zone of Oromia and is populated by people from the different regions of Ethiopia. It is home to Addis Ababa University. The city has a high human development index and is known for its vibrant culture, strong fashion scene, high involvement of young people, thriving arts scene, and for having the fastest economic growth of any country in the world.[20]


National Museum

The National Museum of Ethiopia, also referred to as the Ethiopian National Museum, is a national museum in Ethiopia. It is located in the capital, Addis Ababa, near the Addis Ababa University's graduate school

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Meskel Square

Meskel Square is a public square in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is often a site for public gatherings or for demonstrations and festivals, notably, the Meskel Festival from which it takes its name

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Red Terror

The "Red Terror" Martyrs' Memorial Museum in Addis Ababa was established in 2010 as a memorial to those who died during the Red Terror under the Derg government.

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Population of Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa has a large population currently over 5 millions residents

How Big is Addis Ababa

Addis ababa has an area of 527km2

WHo is the Mayor of Addis Ababa?

Adanech Abiebie is the city mayor

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