Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa or Addis Abeba is the capital of the country Ethiopia. Apart from being the largest city in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa is a chartered city and holds the status of both a state and a city.

People, Ethnicity and Religions:

The place has a population of 3,384,569 urban and rural inhabitants. Addis Ababa is a multi-ethnic city and consists of groups such as Gamo, Silt'e, Tigrav, Gurage, Oromo and Amhara. Religion wise, the city is dominated by Ethiopian Orthodox followed by Muslims, Protestants and Catholics respectively.

Languages Spoken: Some of the most widely spoken languages in Addis Ababa are Amharic, Oromiffa, Gurage, Tigrinya and Silt'e.

Major Attractions:

1. Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum: The museum was built in the memory and honor of the people who died during the Red Terror under the regime of the Derg government.

2. Mount Entoto: This mountain consisting of many monasteries and celebrated churches is considered to be very sacred.

3. Holy Trinity Cathedral: The church is known for its architecture and was built to celebrate Ethiopia's newly found freedom from Italian occupation.

4. Tiglachin Monument: The monument was erected back in 20th century to commemorate the Cuban and Ethiopian soldiers who fought bravely during the Ogaden War.

5. The Mausoleum of Menelik II:This is the resting place of the great Ethiopian emperor Menelik II and holds his wife, daughters and other heroic figures from the country's past.

Staying in Addis Ababa: The list mentioned below consists of some of the best hotels in the city of Addis Ababa :

Addis Regency Hotel

Golden Tulip Addis Ababa Hotel

Marriott Executive Apartments Addis Ababa

Addissinia Hotel Caravan Hotel

Some restaurants like La Mandoline, Abucci Restaurant, Sishu, Yod Abyssinia serve traditional Food and 2000 Habesha Cultural Restaurant are worth a visit to revive your taste buds with some good quality of food.