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Ethiopia Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Addis Ababa
Government Federal republic; Hybrid regime
Currency birr (ETB)
Area total: 1,127,127 km2
water: 7,444 km2
land: 1,119,683 km2
Population 74,777,981 (July 2006 est.)
Language Amharic (official), Oromo, Tigrinya Guaragigna, Somali, Arabic (official), other local languages, English (official, major foreign language taught in schools)
Electricity 220V/50Hz (European & Italian plugs)
Calling Code +251
Internet TLD .et
Time Zone UTC+3

Ethiopia (Amharic: ኢትዮጵያ ʾĪtyōṗṗyā) is a country situated in the Horn of Africa. It is the 2nd-most populous nation in Africa (after Nigeria), bordered by Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, and Sudan and South Sudan to the west. Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa and the second-oldest official Christian nation in the world after Armenia. Ethiopia is also the place for the first Hijra (615 AD) in Islamic history where the Christan king of Ethiopia accepted Muslim refugees from Mecca sent by the prophet Mohamed.



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Ethiopia Travel Guide from Wikitravel. Many thanks to all Wikitravel contributors. Text is available under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0, images are available under various licenses, see each image for details.

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