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Travel Tips & Guides for Ethiopia


Ethiopia is located in Eastern Africa and lies west of Somalia. Sudan is to its North and Kenya to its South.

Land Boundaries

The total land boundaries is 5,328 km. Border countries include: Djibouti 349 km, Eritrea 912 km, Kenya 861 km, Somalia 1,600 km, South Suda


The total land size is 1,104,300 sq km which is slightly less than twice the size of Texas, USA. The terrain consists of a high plateau with


With a 2014 population of approximately 97,970,452 (increased from 2013’s estimate of 95,045,679), Ethiopia is the largest landlocked countr


Amharic (working language in the State of Amhara) 29.3%, Amharic (official national language) 29.3%,Oromo (official working language in the

Ethnic Groups

Ethiopia is home to various ethnicities, predominantly the Oromo and Amhara groups, with Islam and Christianity as the most commonly practic


Ethiopia is a multi-religious country. Most of the Christians live in the highlands, while the Muslims mainly inhabit the lowlands. Adherent

Political History

Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, with the exception of the 1936-41


Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa and one of the oldest in the world – at least 2,000 years (may be traced to the Aksumit


The climate can be described as tropical monsoon but it varies greatly depending on the topography. Ethiopia’s lowest point is at the Denaki

Time Zone

The time zone in Ethiopia is East Africa Time (EAT) (UTC+03). The IANA time zone database identifier is “Africa/Addis Ababa”. Some