Facts about Ethiopia
Official languages: Amharic, English, Oromo, Tigrinya, Somali
Capital: Addis Ababa
Area: 1,127,127 km²
Population: 88.0 million residents
Population density: 78.09 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .et
ISO codes: ET, ETH, 231
The prefix for Ethiopia is +251
Flag of Ethiopia
The origin of the color base of the flag of Ethiopia is shrouded in mystery. One of the possible interpretations says that the colors green, yellow and red should refer to the colors of the rainbow, which is not at all an unusual phenomenon in Ethiopia – it occurs almost permanently at the waterfalls on the Blue Nile. At first glance, the obvious appearance with the flag of Bolivia is most likely only coincidental. Ethiopia is the oldest sovereign state in Africa, so the color base was later adopted by a number of emerging states, and the colors thus became traditional pan-African. In addition, the flag of Ethiopia bears the national emblem, which was added in 1996 and depicts a yellow pentagram with five rays placed in a blue circle. This symbol is meant to remind that all Ethiopians are equal.
The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is a landlocked country in the Horn of Africa. See Ethiopia Location on World Map. The former empire in northeast Africa is the cradle of an ancient culture that took over Orthodox Christianity in the 4th century. Ethiopia looks back on a tradition that goes back thousands of years. It is not only considered the cradle of humanity, but also the country of origin of coffee. Due to its Christian traditions and historical isolation, it is culturally clearly different from the states of Black Africa.
Since the separation of Eritrea in 1993, it has been a landlocked country with no direct access to the Red Sea. Ethiopia’s foreign trade essentially consists of the export of coffee. Germany is the largest importer of Ethiopian coffee.
Biggest Cities of Ethiopia by Population
Addis Ababa is the largest city in Ethiopia and serves as the country’s capital. It has a population of around 4 million people and is located in the central highlands of Ethiopia. Addis Ababa is known for its diverse culture, with many different ethnic groups living within its borders. The city also has several museums, parks, monuments, and historic sites such as National Museum of Ethiopia for visitors to explore. In addition to its cultural attractions, Addis Ababa offers plenty of shopping opportunities for visitors looking for souvenirs or local products such as jewelry or crafts made by local artisans.
Keren is Ethiopia’s second-largest city and is located in the northern region of Anseba. It has a population of around 80 thousand people and serves as an important agricultural center for the country due to its fertile land. Keren also has many cultural attractions such as churches, museums, monuments and more that visitors can explore. The city also hosts several festivals throughout the year including El Día de la Raza which celebrates Spain’s arrival in 1471. There are also plenty of shopping opportunities for visitors looking for souvenirs or local products such as coffee beans from nearby farms or textiles made by local artisans.
|1||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia||2,757,840||9.02497||38.7469|
|2||Dire Dawa, Ethiopia||252,390||9.59306||41.8661|
|5||Bahir Dar, Ethiopia||169,010||11.5936||37.3908|
|16||Arba Minch, Ethiopia||69,733||6.03333||37.55|
|18||Debre Mark’os, Ethiopia||60,031||10.35||37.7333|
|19||Debre Birhan, Ethiopia||57,898||9.67954||39.5326|
|21||Inda Silase, Ethiopia||50,189||14.1031||38.2829|
|24||Hagere Hiywet, Ethiopia||44,031||8.98333||37.85|
|28||Yirga `Alem, Ethiopia||36,403||6.75||38.4167|
|32||Felege Neway, Ethiopia||33,540||6.3||36.8833|
|35||Debre Tabor, Ethiopia||32,770||11.85||38.0167|
|38||Asbe Teferi, Ethiopia||30,883||9.08569||40.8671|
|44||Kibre Mengist, Ethiopia||27,965||5.88333||38.9833|
|47||Dembi Dolo, Ethiopia||26,859||8.53333||34.8|
|57||Finote Selam, Ethiopia||23,574||10.7||37.2667|
|60||Addiet Canna, Ethiopia||23,057||11.2667||37.4833|
|61||Adis Zemen, Ethiopia||22,633||12.1167||37.7833|
|62||Hagere Maryam, Ethiopia||22,216||5.63418||38.236|
|76||Gebre Guracha, Ethiopia||16,694||9.8||38.4|
|81||Mizan Teferi, Ethiopia||14,113||6.99865||35.5888|
|92||Debre Werk’, Ethiopia||10,690||10.6667||38.1667|
|93||Tulu Bolo, Ethiopia||10,642||8.66667||38.2167|
|95||Adis `Alem, Ethiopia||9,970||9.03333||38.4|
|97||Debre Sina, Ethiopia||9,520||9.84752||39.7603|
|100||Were Ilu, Ethiopia||7,747||10.5896||39.4377|
|104||Hagere Selam, Ethiopia||5,280||6.48333||38.5167|
Ethiopia: Addis Ababa
According to Abbreviation Finder, the capital of Ethiopia is located exactly in the middle of the country. It lies at a tremendous height of 2200 to 3000 meters and is the third highest capital in the world. By the way, the highest capital is Quito in Ecuador at an altitude of 2850 meters. Addis Ababa is not only politically the capital, but also the economic center of the country. More than three million people live here.
Here modernity and poverty live side by side. The city is home to luxury hotels, shopping malls, the headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, schools, museums and much more. On the one hand, Addis Ababa is one of the most modern cities in Africa and a cosmopolitan city. On the other hand, there are many poor people living here.