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Capital City

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s largest city and is growing astonishingly very Fast, 2300-2500 mts in altitude. A hub for International Organizations Of the UN ECA, African Union, More than one hundred ten countries Embassies and Consular.

Unique &  Colorful Events             

  • September 12Th (Ethiopian New Year)
  • September 29th Day of the founding of The True Cross. First intangible
  • World Heritage Event registered by UNESCO.
  • January 7th Ethiopian Christmas (Delightful Event in the rock churches  Of Lalibella)
  • January 19th Epiphany (Timkat) One of the most colorful and unique  Event in Ethiopia.

Major Air Lines

Ethiopian, Lufthansa, Emirates, British Airways, Egypt Air, Turkish Air Line.

Best season for Tourism

September –May (The best way to visit is by surface)

Climate

Cold on the high mountains, warm and dry in the low lands

Language

As diverse as the people. Eighty different languages are spoken with  Some 200 dialects. The official national languages are AMHARIC and ENGLISH. Arabic, French and other languages are also spoken.

TimeGMT +3

Electricity  220 Volts

Visa

Visa can be obtained from Ethiopian embassies abroad

Currency

US Dollar, Euro and pound sterling are major accepted currencies. The Ethiopian currency is Birr and has denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50 and 100 notes coins 1,5,10, 50, and 100 birr. Check exchange rates  daily .

 

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