Addis Ababa is the dioplomatic capital city of Africa

Addis Ababa is the dioplomatic capital city of Africa

Addis Ababa is the dioplomatic capital city of Africa

Addis Ababa is the dioplomatic capital city of Africa with the
Headquarters of AU (African Union) the ECA ( Economic
Commission for Africa) and the headquarters of various
Pan- Africa and International Organization .
 Addis Ababa has about 129 International Embasies
and Consular Mssions.
 It has the 3rd largest number of embassies in the world.
It follows New York and Brussels.
 The United States of America has two embassies
here The second embassy represents the AU ( Africa
Union).
 It also has two European Delegation
 Addis Ababa is the third highest capital city in the world.
It is an altitude of 2,500 to 3000 meters. It follows La
paz of Bpoilva and Quito of Ecuador, in South America.
(Lhasa of Tibet lost its first place).
 The Addis Ababa University is one of the oldest and
largest universities in Africa.

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The Great Rift Valley

The Great Rift Valley

The Great Rift Valley

The Great Rift Valley passes through Ethiopia making it rich
in various species of birds, plants and animals.
 Lake Tana is the largest lake with 37 islands of which
20 islands have churches and monasteries of great
historical and cultural interest.
 Lake Abaya in Arbaminch is not only the largest but
also the longest in the Ethiopian Rife Valley.
 At Lake Abaya and Lake Chamo (an angler’s paradise)
one can fish the Nile perch’ which could weigh 100
kilograms and also catch the fighting ‘Tiger fish.
 Lake shalla is the deepest lake with a depth of 260
meters.
 Lake Langano is the only lake with a sandy beach and
is ideal for swimming and boating .

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The first set of postage stamp

The first set of postage stamp

The first set of postage stamp

The first set of postage stamps went sale in Harar- 1895.
 Became a member of the Universal Postal Union-
1902.
 The first two motor cars were imported-1902.
 The first meter gauge railway reached Diredawa from
Djibouti-1902.
 The Royal Palace of Addis Ababa built in 1902 could
accommodate 5000 guests in one-sitting with complete
dining sets.
 Modern banking started in 1905 and the first bank was
the bank of Abyssinia.
 The first hotel in Addis Ababa is –Etege Taitu hotel –
1907.
 Menelik II school is the first school -1908
 First Ethiopian government hospital is Menelik II-1910
 First Amharic Newspaper was Aymo-1911
 The railway to Addis Ababa was completed in 1917.

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Ethiopia is called the land of thirteen Months of Sunshine.

Ethiopia is called the land of thirteen Months of Sunshine.

Ethiopia is called the land of thirteen Months of Sunshine.

Ethiopia is called the land of thirteen Months of Sunshine.
 It follows the thirteenth-month Coptic calendar, instead
of the twelve month Gregorian (Western)calendar used
in most parts of the world. Twelve months each consist
of thirty days and the other five days of the year make
up the thirteenth month. The sixth day occurs in a leap
year
 Ethiopia is seven years and eight months behind the Gregorian calendar.
 The New year beings on September11.
 The year 2013 is 2005 in the Ethiopian calendar.
 The Ethiopian Millennium was celebrated on12th September (leap year)2007 i.e.1st’meskerem;2000-
Amet meheret;- ( The year of Mercy.)

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The last Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I was the 225th

The last Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I was the 225th

The last Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I was the 225th

The last Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I was the 225th

It is clamed that the last Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I
was the 225th in line of the solomnic dynasty descending
from king Solomn and Queen of Sheba.

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The Ankober Palace Museum

The Ankober Palace Museum

The Ankober Palace Museum

The Ankober Palace Museum has two gold embroidered
cloaks each consisting of 23 kilograms of gold and were
worn by Emperor Menelik II and his wife Empress Taitu
during their wedding.
 The cloth covering the ‘Tabot’is embroidered with 36
kilograms of gold. There are also numerous gold
embroidered ceremonial umbrellas.

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