Ethiopia Facts, Religion, Currency, Population, People

Ethiopia Facts, Religion, Currency, Population, People, History. Travel to Ethiopia, an overview of the country from The Bespoke African Safari Co.

East Africa’s Horn is home to the landlocked country of Ethiopia. When Eritrea declared its independence from Ethiopia in 1992, it also cut off its country’s access to the Red Sea. Somaliland (Somalia) shares borders with Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan.

The landmass of the country is 1,126,829 km2, making it roughly twice as large as France or Texas. Mount Ras Dashen, at 4,620 meters, is the highest point.

With an expected population of around 114 million by 2020, the country would be Africa’s second most populous after Nigeria. There are over 80 different ethnic groups and nearly as many languages spoken in the country.

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Ethiopia at a glance

CAPITAL CITY: Addis Ababa (population 5 million)
ELECTRICITY: Type C (European 2-pin) Type E (French 2-pin, female earth) Type F (German 2-pin, side clip earth) Type L (Italian 3-pin)
POPULATION: Approximately 120 million
TIME ZONE: (GMT+03:00) Nairobi
CURRENCY: Ethiopian birr (ETB)

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