Ethiopia – Ethiopia Facts and information

Ethiopia is located in the north-eastern part of Africa commonly known as the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Eritrea to the north, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa.

Official Name: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Capital City: Addis Ababa

Location: Ethiopia is located in the northern part of Africa

Area:  1.104 million Sq. km

Official language: Amharic; Four major language families (80 local languages)

Major languages: Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya, Somali

Currency: Ethiopian Birr

Predominant Religions: Christianity and Islam

International dialing code: +251

Ethiopian Calendar: Ethiopia uses its own calendar which divides the year into 12 months of 30 days each and a 13th month of 5 days (or six days in a leap year). The Ethiopian New Year commences on the 11th or 12th of September in the Gregorian calendar.

Ethiopia has several natural, Historical, Cultural and Archaeological tourist Attractions.

 Regional States of Ethiopia
  1. Tigray
  2. Afar
  3. Amhara
  4. Oromia
  5. Somali
  6. Gambela
  7. Benishangul – Gumuz
  8. SNNP (Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’)
  9. Harari

Chartered Cities of Ethiopia

Addis Ababa City Administration

Dire Dawa City Administration

 

Ethiopia – Wikipedia

Ethiopia Country Profile – BBC

About Ethiopia – Ethiopian Tourism Organization