Addis Ababa City

Addis Ababa City

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Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia covering a total area of 203.5 sq miles (527 km²) and it was founded by Emperor Menelik 11 in 1887. Addis is the third highest capital in the world standing at 2440 m.


Addis Ababa became the capital city of Ethiopia in 1887. The site of Addis Ababa was chosen by Empress Taytu Betul and later Menelik II became Emperor of Ethiopia. Emperor Menelik’s contributed to the growth by planting of numerous eucalyptus trees along the city streets.

Mayors (Ministers)

Makkonen Mulat       1974-1977

Alemu Abebe            8 December 1977 – 1985

Zewde Tekle              1985-1989

Gizaw Nigusse          1989-1991

Mulu Alem Abebe     1991-1993

Tefera Waluwa          1993-1998

Ali Abdo                   1998-2003

Arkebe Oqubay         24 Jan 2003- 9 May 2006

Berhane Deressa        9 May 2006-30 October 2008

Kuma Demeksa         30 October 2008-9 July 2013

Diriba Kuma              9 July 2013 – present


Addis Ababa City is the largest city and had a population of 2,739,551 people in 2013.


There are various means of transport that are used in Addis Ababa that is; air transportBole International Airport, car, bus and train.

Tourist attractions in Addis Ababa

  • Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
  • Entoto Hill
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • Ethnological Museum
  • St. George’s Cathedral
  • National Museum
  • Entoto Maryam Church
  • Matti Multiplex Theater
  • The Mausoleum of Menelik II
  • Beza Entoto Workshop
  • Kiddus Raguel Church
  • National Theatre Art Gallery
  • Tiglachin Memorial
  • Lela Gallery
  • Lion Zoo

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