Central Ethiopia used to be called Showa. It lies mostly on high plateau, rising to 13,123 feet (4,000 m). The capital, Addis Ababa is found at the center of Ethiopia. Addis Ababa is modern capital and main commercial centre of the country. The former Showa is bounded on the northwest by the Blue Nile River and on the southwest by the Omo River; its eastern and southeastern boundaries are in the Great Rift Valley along the Awash River. Showa (Central Ethiopia) was the residence of regional kings for long time. Addis Ababa and the surroundings areas have a lot to show for the tourists.
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