Addis Ababa the Capital City of Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, which in Amharic means “New Flower”, is the most populous city in the country. Lying at an altitude of 2400 meters, it is a well wooded city with eucalyptus trees. It is a vivid, noisy sprawl of four million people, first chosen as a site by Empress Taitu Bitul, spouse of Menelik II, one of the most revered in Ethiopia’s history, in the late 19th century because of the site of a budding flower and presence of hot thermal. Addis Ababa might not be the reason why visitors come here what looking for but it does offer the feel of colourful and vibrant city in an entirely welcoming atmosphere. A melting pot of a diverse array of ethnic groups, it is also a city with a boom in construction. Audacious buildings co-exist with tattered house with iron sheet, a mix of slums and shining shopping centres, the new and old elements co-exist in harmony. The city that is seeing building craze is filled with cranes, diggers, fences, and piles upon piles of rubble. Comfortable hotels, excellent restaurants, plentiful environment, and ideal climate make the stay in the city pleasant.