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Five Most Beautiful Capital Cities of African Countries
There is no mistaking the fact that there are very beautiful and memorable places scattered around the African continent. But it will interest you to know that there are some capital cities of African countries you would wish you visit over and over again, possibly on vacation or for functions.
Pretoria, South Africa
The administrative capital of South Africa is Pretoria which was the capital of Apartheid South Africa and is situated in the northern province of Gauteng.
This is a location that is considered one holding the most opportunities for studies and national universities. Among these renowned institutions is the University of Pretoria among others. This beautiful city is also called “Jacaranda City.” This was earned from the jacaranda trees spread across the capital and does sprinkle her flowers over Pretoria during its yearly bloom.
Tunis, Tūnis in Arabic or Tūnus is the largest city of Tunisia, situated on the northern African coast, between the western and eastern basins of the Mediterranean Sea. Tunis is recorded to be founded by the Libyans, in the 9th century BCE. It became the national capital of Tunisia when independence was achieved in 1956.
The populace of Tunis is majorly dependent on agriculture as their major source of income. Crops such as olives and cereals are the principal crops that are grown and processed olive oil and other foodstuffs.
International groups most times use two cultural centers in Tunis as well as theatres. The Festival of Carthage, happening every July has been a renowned and wonderful event. Among other attractions spread across the city are the heights of Sīdī-Bū Saʿīd, the exoticism of its markets (suqs), and the mosque of Al-Zaytūnah (8th century. The University of Tunis also situated in the capital city was founded in 1960.
Dodoma City, designated national capital of Tanzania since 1974 situated in the eastern part of Africa, is the fifth most beautiful place in Africa with world-class buildings, accessible road networks, and necessary social amenities. Judging by standards, it is the best-developed city in East Africa.
The relocation of the national capital from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma began in the early 1980s and was scheduled to be completed in 2005.
Abuja, the city, and capital of Nigeria lie in the central part of Nigeria, created in 1976.
The site Abuja occupies was chosen for Nigeria’s new capital because of its central location on the map and the landmass of Nigeria. It is also easily accessible and has a great climate and low population which provides for the availability of land for future expansion. It still stands as the first planned city to be built in Nigeria.
It is home to the presidential palace, the National Assembly, the Supreme Court, the National Arboretum, the National Christian Centre, the National Mosque, and Millennium Park, the National Children’s Park, and the city Zoo. The national stadium is traced to the western part of the central area.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa also spelled Addis Abeba, is the capital city of Ethiopia and is considered the largest city in Ethiopia. It is surrounded by hills and mountains in the geographic center of the country.
Addis Ababa was the capital of Italian East Africa from 1936 to 1941. During this period, modern stone houses were built particularly in areas with European residences. Accessible roads were also paved to ease commuting and community links.
Other innovations included executing and establishing of a water reservoir at Gefarsa
Addis Ababa is also known as the educational and administrative center of Ethiopia as it is the site for Addis Ababa University. It is also the site for several teacher-training colleges and technical schools. Also located in the city are the Museum, Yared School of Music, which are operated by the university; the National Library and Archives; palaces of former emperors; and government ministries. Several international organizations have their headquarters in the city, notably the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the latter of which is located in Africa Hall.