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Ethiopia is pronounced ee·thee·ow·pee·uh” and and is one of the 10 countries located in East Africa. It is said that the name Ethiopia derived from the Greek Αἰθιοπία Aithiopia which means “of burnt ( αιθ-) visage (ὄψ)”. Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa and one of the oldest in the world. This country is birth place of coffee. Continue reading below to learn more about the beautiful African country, Ethiopia.

Flag of Ethiopia

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Where is Ethiopia located?

Ethiopia is located in East Africa bordered by Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and Sudan.

World Data Locator Map, Ethiopia

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Facts About Ethiopia:

  1. Capital: Addis Ababa
  2. Population: 117 Million


What Are The Official Languages of Ethiopia?

There are up to 86 languages spoken in Ethiopia. Amharic is the main language but other languages include; English, Afan Oromo (33%), Somali (6%), Tigrinya (5%), Gurage (2%), Wolaytta (2%), Sidamo (2%) and Afar (1.7%).

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What Is The Currency of Ethiopia?

Birr (ETB) is the currency used in Ethiopia

$1 = 52.93

$20 = 1058.51

$60 = 3175.54

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What Are The Religions of Ethiopia?

In Ethiopia the 2 main religions practiced are; Christianity (63%) and Islam (34%).

Tourist Attractions

Places to visit in Ethiopia:

I hope this information has given you more insight into Ethiopia but there is so much more to learn! Visit their tourism website here to see more.

Also be sure to checkout articles on each of the 54 countries in Africa by clicking here: Countries of Africa