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Where is Ethiopia?

map showing the location of Ethiopia

Located in the continent of Africa, Ethiopia covers 1,000,000 square kilometers of land and 104,300 square kilometers of water, making it the 27th largest nation in the world with a total area of 1,104,300 square kilometers.

Ethiopia was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1855. The population of Ethiopia is 93,815,992 (2012) and the nation has a density of 94 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Ethiopia is the Ethiopian Birr (ETB). As well, the people of Ethiopia are refered to as Ethiopian.

The dialing code for the country is 251 and the top level internet domain for Ethiopian sites is .et.

Ethiopia shares land borders with 5 countries: Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya.

To learn more, visit our detailed Ethiopia section.

Quick facts

Population 93,815,992
Density 93.8 / km2 ( 243.0 / mi2 )
Language Amharic
Independence Year 1855
Capital Addis Ababa (Adis Abeba)
Currency Ethiopian Birr
GDP 54,797,679,658 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 584 (2014 data)
Land Area 1,000,000 km2 (386,102 mi2)
Water Area 104,300 km2 (40,270 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, The Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea
Minimum Longitude 32.990
Maximum Longitude 47.980
Mininum Latitude 3.410
Maximum Latitude 14.900

What is the capital of Ethiopia?

map showing the location of Ethiopia
Location of Addis Ababa on a map.

Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia. It has a population of 2,757,729, and is located on a latitue of 9.02 and longitude of 38.75.

Addis Ababa is also the political center of Ethiopia, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Addis Ababa, the Capital Of Ethiopia

City Addis Ababa
Country Ethiopia
Population 2,757,729
Longitude 38.74689000
Latitude 9.02497000
Elevation 2405 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Ethiopia

Rank City Population
#1Addis Ababa2,757,729
#2Dire Dawa252,279
#3Mekele215,546
#4Nazret213,995
#5Bahir Dar168,899
#6Gondar153,914
#7Dese136,056
#8Hawassa133,097
#9Jima128,306
#10Bishoftu104,215
#11Kombolcha93,605
#12Harar90,218
#13Shashemene85,871
#14Arba Minch'69,622
#15Adigrat65,000
#16Debre Mark'os59,920
#17Debre Birhan57,787
#18Jijiga56,821
#19Inda Silase50,078

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