Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populated nation on the African continent, with over 91,000,000 inhabitants. It occupies a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi). Its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia is one of the oldest sites of human existence known to scientists. It may be the region from which Homo sapiens first set out for the Middle East and points beyond.

Ethiopia Country Information

Capital
and largest city Addis Ababa
9°1.8′N 38°44.4′E
Official languages Amharic
Recognised regional languages
Other languages official among Ethiopia’s various ethnicity and their respective regions
Ethnic groups (2012 (14th)
– 2007 census 73,918,505 (medium)
HDI (2010) Increase 0.363 (low / 174th)
Currency Birr (ETB)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
– Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+3)
Drives on the right
Calling code +251
ISO 3166 code ET
Internet TLD .et

Ethiopia Travel Guide

Did you know that the world’s most ancient but still existing nation state is in Africa? Did you know that it received Christianity during the time of the apostles, long before Europe did? Did you know that it was one of other first foreign countries to offer sanctuary to the original Muslims?

Ethiopia is a country split diagonally by an act of nature – the Great Rift Valley, which stretches from the Dead Sea and down the length of East Africa to enter the sea in Mozambique. It enters Ethiopia from the Red Sea through Eritrea in a ”Y” formation north of the border with Djibouti, and then runs southward, producing a chain of small lakes beyond Addis Ababa, to leave the country at Lake Turkana and enter Kenya.

In general Ethiopia has diversified features like, majestic mountains, imposing peaks, alluring and glamorous gorges, ravishing tablelands, luxurious tropical regions and the magnificent Rift Valley, the only mark on the earth visible from the moon.

The splendid landscapes, the tremendous and unusual physical relief and the infrequent wilderness, the numerous lakes characterized by their aquatic life, interweaving rivers, the enticing and magnificent waterfalls, extensive national parks and game reserves are captivating, astonishing natural attractions that Ethiopia offers. And, along with the unique nature, for centuries Ethiopia has amazed the world with such wealth and variety of ancient legend, along with the immense historical and cultural heritage.