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Addis Ababa

Full nameAddis Ababa
Official nameAddis Ababa
Native nameአዲስ አበባ
Native name langam
Chartered CityAddis Ababa
MayorKuma Demeksa
Total Area204.6 sq mi (530.14 km2)
Land Area204.6 sq mi (530.14 km2)
Elevation7726 ft (2354.9 m)
Total Population3384569 (2008)
Density (pop.)5165.1/km2 (13377.6/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)3384569
Metro (pop.)4567857
Other information
Time zoneEast Africa Time (UTC+3)

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Addis Ababa (sometimes spelled Addis Abeba, the spelling used by the official Ethiopian Mapping Authority) is the capital city of Ethiopia. (In Ethiopian languages: Amharic, Addis Abäba -amadːiːs aβəβa "new flower"; Oromo, Finfinne ; Ge'ez ኣዲስ ኣበባ) It is the largest city in Ethiopia, with a population of 3,384,569 according to the 2007 population census.

As a chartered city (ras gez astedader), Addis Ababa has the status of both a city and a state. It is where the African Union and its predecessor the OAU are based. Addis Ababa is therefore often referred to as "the political capital of Africa", due to its historical, diplomatic and political significance for the continent. The city is populated by people from different regions of Ethiopia the country has as many as 80 nationalities speaking 80 languages and belonging to a wide variety of religious communities. It is home to Addis Ababa University. The Federation of African Societies of Chemistry (FASC) and Horn of Africa Press Institute (HAPI) are also headquartered in Addis Ababa.

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Ethiopia - Bole International welcomes Flydubai on its new route - (blog) Tweet this news (blog) - Dubai based low-cost carrier, Flydubai, is the latest airline to inaugurate service to Ethiopia's capital, -Addis Ababa-. The airline launched its three-times per week flight between Dubia and -Addis Ababa- Bole on Sat - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 05:27:14 GMT+00:00
UK welcomes Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam, ambassador - Walta Information Center (blog) Tweet this news
Walta Information Center (blog)---Addis Ababa-, April 24, 2011 (WIC): - The British Embassy in Ethiopia believes that Ethiopia should build more dams to meet the energy demands of its fast economic growth and the UK appreciates the proposal of the Ethiopi - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 08:17:39 GMT+00:00
Hisab: The Hustle and Bustle of Addis Ababa in Short Animation - Tadias Magazine Tweet this news
Tadias Magazine--New York (Tadias) - In the following video entitled Hisab, Ethiopian American artist Ezra Wube takes a humorous poke at the hustle and bustle of -Addis Ababa-. Using stop motion animation technique, the video tells an urban folklore by br - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 20:47:11 GMT+00:00
The River Nile: A dam nuisance - The Economist Tweet this news
The Economist--MOST of the water meandering down the lower reaches of the Nile, the world's longest river, comes from the Ethiopian highlands, putting rulers in -Addis Ababa-, the capital, in a position of unusual power, one they have rarely dared to - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 15:30:43 GMT+00:00
Ethiopia: Surveying helicopter crashes on Blue Nile River - Sudan Tribune Tweet this news
Sudan Tribune--By Tesfa-Alem Tekle April 19, 2011 (-ADDIS ABABA-) - A helicopter with a team of experts on board has reportedly crashed into the Blue Nile River on Monday, a local an Ethiopian newspaper has reported. Owned by a South African company, the - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 04:29:26 GMT+00:00
Ethiopia sack British coach Onuora after cows comment - Reuters Africa Tweet this news
Reuters Africa---ADDIS ABABA- (Reuters) - Ethiopia have sacked British coach Iffy Onuora a month after they were thrashed 4-0 by Nigeria in an African Nations Cup qualifier, an official said on Monday. "Mr Onuora was relieved from his position on - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 18:07:59 GMT+00:00
Somalia: President, Ethiopian PM Meet in Addis - Tweet this news Ababa- The president of Somalia, who paid a key visit to neighboring Ethiopia, has hold meeting with Premier Meles Zenawi in -Addis Ababa-. Source closed to the president confirmed hat the two officials discussed a number of issues - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 04:14:45 GMT+00:00
4600 Chinese Firms Now Operating In Africa - Bernama Tweet this news
Bernama---ADDIS ABABA-, April 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-ENA) -- The Chinese government will launch its foreign assistance policy document next month, says Chinese Vice-Minister of Commerce Fu Ziying. The document will clearly illustrate the Chinese policy on foreig - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 07:25:58 GMT+00:00
China's Support Vital For Success Of Ethiopia's Transformation Plan, Says PM - Bernama Tweet this news
Bernama---ADDIS ABABA-, April 19 (BERNAMA-NNN-ENA) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi says the country needs China's support for the realization of its Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP). He told visiting Chinese Vice-Minister of Commerce Fu - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 07:32:35 GMT+00:00
College staff express readiness to contribute for Renaissance Dam - Walta Information Center (blog) Tweet this news
Walta Information Center (blog)---Addis Ababa-, April 19 (WIC) -Staff of the Medco Bio Medical College expressed their readiness to contribute their share for the realization of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam being constructed on the Nile. Owner and - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 05:51:57 GMT+00:00

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