Ethiopia

Full Name Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Capital Addis Ababa
Form of Government Federal Parliamentary Republic
Date of Independence oldest independent country in Africa and
one of the oldest in the world – at least 2,000 years
Date of Entry into the UN
Total Area 1,104,300 km2 (27th)
426,371 sq mi
Total Population (2008 estimate) 85,254,090 (16th)
Time Zone EAT (UTC+3)
Currency Birr
GDP (nominal, 2007 estimate) $108.000 billion
GDP Per Capita $1307
Human Development Index .503
Languages Amharic
Etnic Groups 35% Oromo, 27% Amhara, 10% Somali, 6% Tigray
Religions 61.6% Christianity, 32.8% Islam, 5.6% Traditional Faiths
Principal Cities
History
Cuisine
Music
Literature
TV station ETV
Full Name Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Capital Addis Ababa
Form of Government Federal Parliamentary Republic
Date of Independence oldest independent country in Africa and
one of the oldest in the world – at least 2,000 years
Date of Entry into the UN
Total Area 1,104,300 km2 (27th)
426,371 sq mi
Total Population (2008 estimate) 85,254,090 (16th)
Time Zone EAT (UTC+3)
Currency Birr
GDP (nominal, 2007 estimate) $108.000 billion
GDP Per Capita $1307
Human Development Index .503
Languages Amharic
Etnic Groups 35% Oromo, 27% Amhara, 10% Somali, 6% Tigray
Religions 61.6% Christianity, 32.8% Islam, 5.6% Traditional Faiths
Principal Cities
History
Cuisine
Music
Literature
TV station ETV

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