Addis Ababa has a total population of 47.5 Million people which is made up entirely of humans, the city is one of the three largest cities on Earth making it a major economic center. The population is particularly dense around the Tinishu Akaki River which is adjacent to the city center, it is also in this area where the national defense headquarters are located.
The city is headed by a mayor who is elected by popular vote for a four-year term and sits at the City Hall which is located in the city center. The city has a municipal council composed of elected officials who, like the mayor, are elected by universal suffrage and vote on resolutions, regulations or other proposals from the executive.
The city does not have a concrete defense, it relies on defense in orbit to prevent any landings of an army which would aim to invade the city. However, a military base is present near the Addis Ababa spaceport, troops are permanently stationed there. Also, in the event of an invasion, it is planned to use the very dense environment of the city to facilitate its defense by giving opportunities for ambushes, practicing guerrilla techniques or providing the troops with hiding places to hide from the enemies.
Industry & Trade
Thanks to its spaceport, the city is an essential commercial crossroads in the solar system as well as in the whole Republic. Indeed, three Space Road ends where passes through the Earth and therefore through the Addis Ababa spaceport, which means that it sees hundreds of ships pass every day. Also receiving some of the raw materials from the solar system and other nearby systems, the city has become an important industrial center.
The city has within it the third largest spaceports on the planet, an important network of public transport composed of metro and tram lines. Highways and streets have been built to accommodate autonomous mini-buses and traffic related to the delivery of goods, public services or private vehicles in peripheral areas of the city where it is not prohibited. An important cycling network is also present to encourage active transport which is accompanied by the streets of the city, which are for the most part reserved entirely for pedestrians.
Points of interest
The main points of interest in the city are its spaceport, giving a quick and easy access to space, the Habashiya Center, which host the headquarters of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and these of all branches of the armed forces. In addition, Addis Ababa includes dozens of points of interest, whether related to the history, monuments, architecture or urban planning of the city.
Addis Ababa is like all republican cities, it has a lot of vegetation which is present almost everywhere as well as uses ecologic materials for the for medium and tall buildings. Solar panels and miniature wind turbines are installed everywhere on the buildings which reduces their energy consumption. The city is dense, with apartment buildings that are of high height in the downton and medium heigh in the rest of the city which gives it a human scale.