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ID: 7000485
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Ādīs Ābeba (inhabited place)  Ādīs Ābeba (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 09 02 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 9.0330  decimal degrees
Long: 038 42 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 38.7000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on well-watered plateau surrounded by hills; settlement was established when wife of Emperor Menelik II persuaded him to build a home near the hot springs here; city quickly grew up around noble residences.

Names:
Ādīs Ābeba (preferred,C,V)
Ādīs Abeba (C,V)
Addis Ababa (C,V)  ............ meaning "New Flower"
Adis Abeba (C,V)
Addis Abeba (C,V)
Addis Abbaba (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Ethiopia (nation)  ........  Ethiopia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Ādīs Ābeba (autonomous district)  ............  Ādīs Ābeba (autonomous district) (P)
Hierarchy of Ādīs Ābeba (inhabited place)  ................  Ādīs Ābeba (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1887
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  replaced Entoto as capital in late 19th cen., because climate of Entoto was considered too severe & firewood was lacking
regional capital (C)
industrial center (C)
trade center (C)
transportation center (C)
commercial center (C)
educational center (C)  ............  site of school of music, national library & archives
cultural center (C)
capital (H)  ............  of Italian East Africa, 1935

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Ethiopia .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Africa) [7000489]
capital of ....  Ethiopian Empire .......... (former nation/state/empire)
..................  (World, Africa) [8711745]

Sources and Contributors:
Addis Ababa..........  [BHA, VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) I, 91
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 7
Addis Abbaba..........  [VP]
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2000-2003) Accessed 05/28/2002.
Addis Abeba..........  [VP]
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 7
Adis Abeba..........  [VP]
.......................  Rand McNally Atlas (Reprinted 1994) I-2
Ādīs Abeba..........  [VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 87
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 7
Ādīs Ābeba..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 7
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) I, 91
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2000-2003) Accessed 05/28/2002.
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (Reprinted 1994) I-2
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 87
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 7
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 7
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 7
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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