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Addis Ababa

capital of Ethiopia

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The capital city of the Ethiopia is Addis Ababa. Addis is the most astounding capital city. People say that it is actually the third astounding city. The city is situated at a height of 2440m. It's an extensive city. It takes some time to get habituated with it. The city is well connected with various locations where people want to come and travel to. There are so many Mud cottages, attractive hotels, Italian fascist building design, billboards and cathedrals that give the scenic beauty to Africa's fourth biggest city. Clubs and restaurants serving global cooking rub shoulders with bars serving conventional nectar wine. The city is a blend of riches and destitution, convention and advancement.
The city is very advanced and modern. The city at the same time, speaks of tradition. The life of the city is mixed with poverty and also with wealth. But then also the city is very much safe. However there are some mini crimes that exist. Generally lot of petty burglary happens.
The largest Addis Ababa has the importance for both the state and the city. The whole area is based on the African Union and its antecedent the OAU. The headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) is located in the city. There are also various other political association exists. Addis Ababa is thus regularly renowned for "the political capital of Africa". The name is given to the city only because of the significant part of politics, history and diplomacy.
The transportation service within the city and also in other places is very good. The open transports from Anbessa City Bus Service Enterprise or blue and white taxis. The taxis are normally minibuses that can have maximum of twelve individuals. Two individuals are answerable for each taxi. The driver and a weyala collect charges and get out the taxi to help the travellers.
The city is home to the Ethiopian Ethnological Museum which was previously known as Guenete Leul Palace, the Addis Ababa Museum, Ethiopian National Library, the Ethiopian Railway Museum, the Ethiopian Natural History Museum, and the National Postal Museum. Addis Ababa is the home office of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and as well as the African Union. The skeleton, also known as Dinkinesh is saved at the Ethiopian National Museum in Addis Ababa. Meskel Square is one of the outstanding squares in the city.
There is Menelik's old Imperial royal residence which remains the official seat of government, and the National Palace in the past reputed to be the Jubilee Palace which was manufactured to stamp Emperor Haile Selassie's Silver Jubilee in the year of 1955, now this is the habitation of the President of Ethiopia. Africa Hall is spotted crosswise over Menelik II parkway and is the place the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa is headquartered and additionally most UN business settings in Ethiopia. It is the site of establishing of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) which in the end turned into the African Union.

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