Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa (አዲስ አበባ, ', "new flower") or Addis Abeba, also known as Finfinne ''' (Finfinne "natural spring"), is the capital and largest city of Ethiopia.wikipedia
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Ethiopia

EthiopianAbyssiniaFederal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Addis Ababa (አዲስ አበባ, ', "new flower") or Addis Abeba, also known as Finfinne ''' (Finfinne "natural spring"), is the capital and largest city of Ethiopia.
Its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa, which lies a few miles west of the East African Rift that splits the country into the Nubian and Somali tectonic plates.

Organisation of African Unity

OAUOrganization for African UnityOrganisation for African Unity
It is where the African Union is headquartered and where its predecessor the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was based.
The Organisation of African Unity (OAU; Organisation de l'unité africaine (OUA)) was an intergovernmental organization established on 25 May 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with 32 signatory governments.

African Union

AUthe African UnionAfrica Union
It is where the African Union is headquartered and where its predecessor the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was based.
The bloc was founded on 26 May 2001 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and launched on 9 July 2002 in South Africa.

Addis Ababa University

Haile Selassie I UniversityUniversity of Addis AbabaHaile Selassie University
It is home to Addis Ababa University.
Addis Ababa University (AAU) is a large, highly residential national university in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

ECAEconomic Commission for AfricaUNECA
It also hosts the headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), as well as various other continental and international organizations.

Dawit II

Lebna DengelDawit II of Ethiopia
This permanent fortified city was established during the early-to-mid 15th century, and it served as the main residence of several successive emperors up to the early 16th-century reign of Lebna Dengel.
The current capital of Addis Ababa was founded on the land where Lebna Dengel's capitals of Barara and Andutna were located in the 16th century prior to the destruction of these cities during the war with Ahmad Gran and the Oromo migrations.

Menelik Palace

Imperial PalaceAddis-Ababa PalaceBa'eta Le Mariam Monastery
Other nobility and their staff and households settled in the vicinity, and Menelik expanded his wife's house to become the Imperial Palace which remains the seat of government in Addis Ababa today.
The Menelik Palace, sometimes also known as the Imperial Palace, is a palatial compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Shewa

ShoaSelaleShewa Province
Menelik, as initially a King of the Shewa province, had found Mount Entoto a useful base for military operations in the south of his realm, and in 1879 he visited the reputed ruins of a medieval town and an unfinished rock church that showed proof of the medieval empire's capital in the area before the campaigns of Ahmad ibn Ibrihim.
The modern Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is located at its center.

Dire Dawa

DiredawaDire DauaDire-Dawa
Along with Dire Dawa, the city had been spared the aerial bombardment (including the use of chemical weapons such as mustard gas) practiced elsewhere and its railway to Djibouti remained intact.
Dire Dawa (ድሬ ዳዋ, Dirre Dhawaa, lit. "Place of Remedy", Diri Dhaba, meaning "where Dir hit his spear into the ground" or "The true Dir", ديري داوا ) is one of two chartered cities (astedader akabibi) in Ethiopia (the other being the capital, Addis Ababa).

Taytu Betul

TaytuTaituTaitu Betul
The site of Addis Ababa was chosen by Empress Taytu Betul and the city was founded in 1886 by Emperor Menelik II.
She was the third wife of Emperor Menelek II of Ethiopia and She is the founder of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital city.

Djibouti

Republic of DjiboutiDjiboutianDjibuti
Along with Dire Dawa, the city had been spared the aerial bombardment (including the use of chemical weapons such as mustard gas) practiced elsewhere and its railway to Djibouti remained intact.
In the late 19th century, the colony of French Somaliland was established following treaties signed by the ruling Somali and Afar sultans with the French and its railroad to Dire Dawa (and later Addis Ababa) allowed it to quickly supersede Zeila as the port for southern Ethiopia and the Ogaden.

Awash River

AwashAwash ValleyLower Valley of the Awash
The city was depicted standing between Mounts Zikwala and Menegasha on a map drawn by the Italian cartographer Fra Mauro in around 1450, and it was razed and plundered by Ahmed Gragn while the imperial army was trapped on the south of the Awash River in 1529, an event witnessed and documented two years later by the Yemeni writer Arab-Faqih.
The Awash rises south of Mount Warqe, west of Addis Ababa in the woreda of Dandi, close to the town of Ginchi, West Shewa Zone, Oromia.

Oromia Region

OromiaOromiyaOromiya Region
As a chartered city, Addis Ababa also serves as a capital city of Oromia.
The current regional capital of Oromia is Addis Ababa, also known as Finfinne (which is also the capital of the country).

East African campaign (World War II)

East African CampaignEast AfricaEast Africa Campaign
After the occupation the city served as the Duke of Aosta's capital for unified Italian East Africa until 1941, when it was abandoned in favor of Amba Alagi and other redoubts during the Second World War's East African Campaign.

Arada (Addis Ababa)

Arada
Arada is one of the 10 subcities of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.

Entoto Mountains

Entoto
From its lowest point, around Bole International Airport, at 2326 m above sea level in the southern periphery, Addis Ababa rises to over 3000 m in the Entoto Mountains to the north.
The Entoto Mountains or Entoto Hills lie immediately north of Addis Ababa, in the Ethiopian Highlands and central region of Ethiopia.

Addis Ketema

Addis Ketema (አዲስ ከተማ, meaning "new city") is one of the 10 subcities of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.

Kirkos

Cherkos
Kirkos, also spelled Kerkos, Kirikos or Cherkos, is one of the 10 subcities of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.

Gullele

Gulele
Gullele, also spelled Gulele, is one of the 10 subcities of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.

Akaky Kaliti

AqaqiKaliti
Akaky Kaliti, also spelled Akaki Kality, is one of the 10 subcities of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.

Lideta

Lideta is one of the 10 subcities of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.

Bole Medhanealem

Bole
Suburbs of the city include Shiro Meda and Entoto in the north, Urael and Bole (home to Bole International Airport) in the east, Nifas Silk in the south-east, Mekanisa in the south, and Keraniyo and Kolfe in the west.
Bole, is one of the 10 subcities of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.

Gurage people

GurageGuragesGuraghe
Although all Ethiopian ethnic groups are represented in Addis Ababa because it is the capital of the country, the largest groups include the Amhara (47.0%), Oromo (19.5%), Gurage (16.3%), Tigrayan (6.18%), Silt'e (2.94%), and Gamo (1.68%).
The Gurage people traditionally inhabit a fertile, semi-mountainous region in southwest Ethiopia, about 125 kilometers southwest of Addis Ababa, bordering the Awash River in the north, the Gibe River (a tributary of the Omo River) to the southwest, and Lake Zway in the east.

Yeka

Yeka is one of the 10 subcities of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.

Italian East Africa

Italian occupationAfrica Orientale ItalianaItalian occupation of Ethiopia
After the occupation the city served as the Duke of Aosta's capital for unified Italian East Africa until 1941, when it was abandoned in favor of Amba Alagi and other redoubts during the Second World War's East African Campaign.
Emperor Haile Selassie was forced to flee the country, with Italian forces entering the capital city, Addis Ababa, to proclaim an empire by May 1936, making Ethiopia part of Italian East Africa.