Addis Ababa (new flower) is of fairly recent origin - Menelik 11 founded the city in 1887. Situated in the foothills of the Entoto Mountains and standing 2,400 metres above sea level it is the third highest capital in the world
Ethiopia is truly a Land of discovery - brilliant and beautiful, secretive, mysterious and extraordinary. Above all things, it is a country of great antiquity, with a culture and traditions dating back more than 3,000 years. The traveler in Ethiopia makes a journey through time, transported by beautiful monuments and the ruins of edifices built long centuries ago.
Ethiopia is a multi-ethnic state with a great variety of languages spoken in the country,of which there are 83 with 200 dialects. The main three languages are Amharic , Tigrigna and Oromigna. English is also widely spoken.