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Addis Ababa, the Federal Capital, lies in the central plateau at an altitude of 2,400 meters, 90 north of the equator.  Its average annual temperature is 160C (600F).  Average annual rainfall is 122.1 millimeters.

Young as cities go, Addis Ababa was founded in 1887, and has a population of about 3 million.  It is the seat of the Federal Government, the African Union (AU), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).  Several other regional and international organizations have their headquarters and branch offices in the capital. It is also the center of commercial activities and industry.  Manufacturing plants for steel fabrication, wool, tanneries, textiles, cement, tyres, leather goods and breweries are some of the factories located in and around the capital.

Resort centers with hot springs and lakes as well as national parks which lie to the south and east of the capital, Addis Ababa, are easily accessible by road.  Among those resort areas are Sodere, Langano, Awassa, Wondo Genet and Awash Park. They are adorned and frequented by both locals and foreigners.

The other important centers of trade and industry in the country are: Awassa, Dire Dawa, Gonder, Dessie, Nazareth, Jimma, Harar, Bahir Dar, Mekele,Debre Markos and Kombolcha, just to mention a few. They are connected to Addis Ababa by asphalt and gravel roads.  All of them have good infrastructure facilities such as water, electricity, telephone, internet service, first class hotels, and most of them have also airports.

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