Addis Ababa is the capital city
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. (In Ethiopian languages: Amharic
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, Addis Abäba adːiːs aβəβa "new flower"; Oromo
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, Finfinne ; Ge'ez
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ኣዲስ ኣበባ) It is the largest city in Ethiopia, with a population of 3,384,569 according to the 2007 population census.
As a chartered city
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(ras gez astedader), Addis Ababa has the status of both a city and a state. It is where the African Union
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and its predecessor the OAU are based.