Addis Ababa

capital city of Ethiopia

Addis Ababa (spelled Addis Abeba by the Ethiopian Mapping Institute, also called Finfinne) is the capital city of Ethiopia.[3] It is also the capital of the African Union and the Oromia region of Ethiopia.[4]

Addis Ababa

From top: Addis Ababa City Skyline, 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
Flag
Official seal of Addis Ababa
Seal
Nicknames: 
City of Humans, Sheger
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; 38.74000Coordinates: 9°1′48″N 38°44′24″E / 9.03000°N 38.74000°E / 9.03000; 38.74000
CountryEthiopia
Chartered1886
Government
 • MayorAdanech Abebe
Area
 • Chartered city527 km2 (203 sq mi)
 • Land527 km2 (203 sq mi)
 [1]
Elevation
2,355 m (7,726 ft)
Population
 (2008)
 • Chartered city3,384,569
 • Density5,165.1/km2 (13,378/sq mi)
 • Urban
3,384,569
 • Metro
4,567,857
Time zoneUTC+3 (East Africa Time)
Area code(s)(+251) 11
HDI (2018)0.697[2]
medium · 1st
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Addis Ababa is both a city and a state. The city has people living in it from as many as 80 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 four 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 4 people living there as of 2020.

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2011 National Statistics". Csa.gov.et. Archived from the original on 30 March 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  2. "Sub-national HDI – Area Database – Global Data Lab". globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  3. "Ethiopia". travel.state.gov. 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2011.
  4. "FDRE States: Basic Information, Oromia". The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Archived from the original on 17 June 2008. Retrieved 29 May 2008.

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