Addis Ababa

capital city of Ethiopia

Addis Ababa (spelled Addis Abeba is the capital city of Ethiopia.[3] It is also the political capital of the African Union ref name=fdre>"FDRE States: Basic Information, Oromia". The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Archived from the original on 17 June 2008. Retrieved 29 May 2008.</ref>

Addis Ababa
From top: Addis Ababa Skyline 2023, Addis Ababa Light Rail Vehicle, Friendship Square, Night view of Addis Ababa Light Rail transport, Addis Ababa University, Holy Trinity Cathedral, St. George's Cathedral
Flag of Addis Ababa
Official seal of Addis Ababa
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Addis Ababa is located in Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa
Location in Ethiopia
Addis Ababa is located in Africa
Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa (Africa)
Coordinates: 9°1′48″N 38°44′24″E / 9.03000°N 38.74000°E / 9.03000; 38.74000
 • MayorAdanech Abebe
 • Chartered city527 km2 (203 sq mi)
 • Land527 km2 (203 sq mi)
2,355 m (7,726 ft)
 • Chartered city3,384,569
 • Density5,165.1/km2 (13,378/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+3 (East Africa Time)
Area code(+251) 11
HDI (2018)0.697[2]
medium · 1st
WebsiteOfficial website

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Addis Ababa is both a city and a state. The city has people living in it from as many as 40 different countries speaking 80 different languages. There are many different communities in the city including Christian, Muslim, and Jewish communities. Addis Ababa is about 2,500 m above sea level. It has about five million people.

The site was chosen by Empress Taytu Betul. The city was founded in 1886 by her husband, Emperor Menelik II. The city is at the foot of Mount Entoto. In 1935 the city (renamed Addis Abeba) was conquered by the Italians and was made the capital of their empire in eastern Africa until 1941. Italians made huge improvements and modern projects to the city.

The city has grown since World War II and is now a huge metropolis that has nearly 09.98 million people living there as of 2019.

Addis Ababa University is in the city. Addis Ababa University was formerly known as Haile Selassie I University. It was named after the former Emperor of Ethiopia, who gave his palace to be used the main campus of the university in 1961.

References change

  1. "2011 National Statistics". Archived from the original on 30 March 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  2. "Sub-national HDI – Area Database – Global Data Lab". Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  3. "Ethiopia". 2011. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2011.

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