Ethiopia’s capital city is Addis Ababa. It was founded in 1886 and is Ethiopia’s biggest city, with a population of 3,384,569 people according to the 2007 population census and a 3.8 percent annual growth rate.
The city is located at the foot of Mount Entoto and is part of the Awash River’s watershed. The city climbs from its lowest point in the southern perimeter, at Bole International Airport, at 2,326 meters (7,631 feet) above sea level, to almost 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) in the Entoto Mountains to the north.
Addis Ababa is both a city and a state since it is a chartered city (ras gez astedader). It is the headquarters of the African Union, as well as its predecessor, the OAU. It also houses the headquarters of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) as well as a number of other continental and international institutions. Due to its historical, diplomatic, and political importance for the continent, Addis Ababa is sometimes referred to as “Africa’s political capital.”
The city is inhabited by Ethiopians from various locations, with up to 80 ethnicities speaking 80 languages and adhering to a diverse range of religious groupings.
You’ll probably find the stroll from Meskel Square to Sidest Kilo to be pretty fun and informative. The Africa Hall, the palaces, and the Parliament building, the Hilton Hotel, the magnificent architectural adventure that houses the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Sheraton Hotel, the first modern school (built by Emperor Menelik II in the 1880s), the Trinity Orthodox cathedral, the National Museum, and the Addis Ababa University are all worth seeing (which hosts a former palace and museum).