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1 Ethiopia Addis Abba Merkato PART 1 Photography by: Amit Bahat. Please visit my site at: Feel free to mail to your friends. For commercial use please ask for my permission! I will be pleased to get your feedback at:

2 Addis Merkato (Amharic for "New Market", popularly just Merkato or Mercato, from the Italian for "market") is the name for the large open-air marketplace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Merkato is the largest open air market in Africa, covering several square miles and employing an estimated 13,000 people in 7,100 business entities. The primary merchandise passing through the Merkato is locally-grown agricultural products most notably coffee. The Addis Merkato was instituted by segregationist policies of the Italian occupational government. They restricted the historic St. George Merkato to Europeans, causing the mostly Arab tradesmen to relocate a half mile to the west. Over time, local shopkeepers displaced the Arab merchants and, since the 1960s, the Addis Merkato has had a mostly local flavor. More info at:

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