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Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

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Ethiopia is in Africa. Its capital is Addis Ababa. It is at 8° 00' North, 38° 00' East. Ethiopia has an area of 1,127,127 square kilometres (435,186 square miles). The population is 90,873,739. This population is from a 2011 estimate.

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For currency they use the Ethiopian Birr. The inflation in 2009 was 8.5%. The economy link (above) goes to a page that lists their commodities and trading partners.


In the year 2003, the literacy rate was 42.7%. This definition of literacy is portion of the population over 15 years of age, that can read and write.


Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa and one of the oldest in the world. It is at least 2000 years old.


People here speak Afar, Amharic, Arabic, English, Geez, Guaragigna, Oromo, Somali, and Tigrinya. Religions beliefs here include local religions, Muslim, Orthodox, other, Protestant, and Roman Catholic.

Time Zone

It is in the East Africa (GMT + 3) time zone.

Administrative Divisions


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