Central Ethiopia
Central Ethiopia

Central Ethiopia

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.

A little further afield from Addis Ababa there are a number of interesting spots for the photographer, the hiker, the historian, the archaeologist, and the naturalist. There are five high roads that get out of the capital Addis Ababa each of them having their own unique points of interest for the tourist. 

Addis Abeba is strategically located in the center of the country and was founded by Emperor Menelik II. Its precursor, Entoto, was unsuitable because of very cold temperatures and scant supply of firewood.

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