Addis Ababa City is not a very old city. Established in 1887, during the tenure of Emperor Manelik, this city has developed well with time. There are several social institutions that were established in this city, while it was being built. Addis Ababa is located in the foothills of the Entoto Mountains. The city is also at an altitude of about 2,400 meters above sea level.
The capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa has become one of the most important cities in the country as well as in the entire African continent. The city is the political as well as the cultural center of Ethiopia. The city is an important administrative center with many offices and international organizations. The headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission was set up in Addis Ababa in 1958. The place is also the permanent site of the OAU's secretariat.
Reaching Addis Ababa Ethiopia has become easy as well as economical with various forms of transport that are available. There are many airlines that operate
flights to Addis Ababa on a regular basis. There are also many buses that ply between the cities in Ethiopia.
The city also has a strong economic base. The people of the city are engaged in various types of activities. Apart from trade and commerce, industries make a strong base for the Addis Ababa economy. The service sector is also highly developed in the city. However, in the sub-urban and rural parts of the city, agricultural activities are also practiced.
Addis Ababa in Ethiopia has also developed as a major tourist destination in the world. There are innumerable places of attractions in the city that have fascinated tourists and travelers since ages. Some of the important places of attractions are Ethiopian Railway Museum, Ethiopian National Library, Addis Ababa Museum, National Postal Museum, Ethiopian Ethnological Museum, Ethiopian Natural History Museum, St. George's Cathedral, Africa Hall, Merkato Market and many more.