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Ethiopia Facts

  • Name: Ethiopia
  • Capital City: Addis Ababa (3,384,569 pop.)
    (4,567,857 metro)
  • Ethiopia Population: 93,877,025 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Birr (ETB)
    (conversion rates)

    Birr
    One Birr
  • Ethnicity: Oromo 34.5%, Amara 26.9%, Somalie 6.2%, Tigraway 6.1%, Sidama 4%, Guragie 2.5%, Welaita 2.3%, Hadiya 1.7%, Affar 1.7%, Gamo 1.5%, Gedeo 1.3%, other 11.3%
  • GDP total: $103.1 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $1,200 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Amarigna (Amharic) (official) 32.7%, Oromigna (official regional) 31.6%, Tigrigna (official regional) 6.1%, Somaligna 6%, Guaragigna 3.5%, Sidamigna 3.5%, Hadiyigna 1.7%, other 14.8%, English (official) (major foreign language taught in schools), Arabic (official)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, Mek'ele, Nazret
  • Name: From the latin Aethiopia, meaning, "Land of the Blacks."
  • National Day: May 28
  • Religion: Orthodox 43.5%, Muslim 33.9%, Protestant 18.6%, traditional 2.6%, Catholic 0.7%, other 0.7%
  • Symbols

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