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ADDIS ABABA  
“The Get of Africa”, wide tree-lined, fine architecture, and glorious weather make Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, a delightful place. It is a city of surprise characterized by remarkable diversity and contrasts. Dominated by the 3000m high Entoto Mountains to the north from which one can obtain a breathtaking view of the city.  Addis Ababa is growing at an astonishing speed since it was founded in 1887. It is the home of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)Covering 250 square kilometers, Addis Ababa rambles pleasantly across many wooded hillsides and gullies cut through with fast-flowing streams. Despite its proximity to the equator, the lofty altitude of the worlds’ third-highest capital enjoys a mild, Afro-alpine climate.  From its inception, Addis Ababa was clustered around two main centers: the palaces to the east and the market, with Saint George’s church, to the west. Together they generated so much activity that the capital grew and developed rapidly.