Ethiopia is a country in East Africa. Ethiopia is characterized by mountains and desert. The climate fluctuates between 14 and 25 °C (57-77 °F). In the mountain areas it even can be 5 °C (41 °F). The rainy season is from June to August. The capital is Addis Abeba, which literally means 'new flower'. The city is located at an altitude of 2,500 metres (8,200 feet) in the middle of the province of Shoa with green hills planted with eucalyptus. It's one of the highest capitals of the world.