Ethiopia


Flag of Ethiopia

Ethiopia Flag Description. Three equal horizontal bands of green (top), yellow, and red, with a yellow pentagram and single yellow rays emanating from the angles between the points on a light blue disk centered on the three bands; Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa, and the three main colors of her flag were so often adopted by other African countries upon independence that they became known as the pan-African colors.


Map of Ethiopia
Meaning of Country’s name “Burnt of visage” (derived from the Greek)
Capital Addis Abba
Largest Cities Addis Ababa (capital) 2.979 million
Population 96,633,458
Country Code 251
Internet Country Code .et
Area 4426,371 mi² (1,104,300 km²)
Area-Comparative Slightly less than twice the size of Texas
Bordering Countries Eritrea, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti
Date of Founding (Current State) 980 BC; Current Constitution 1991
Type of Government Federal Parliamentary Republic
Languages Spoken Amharic, Galla, Sidamo, Tigrinya, Somali, Gurage, Harari
Religions Practiced Christian, Ethiopian Orthodox, Protestant, Catholic, Muslims, and Animist
GDP per Capita $1,300
Latest GDP Growth Rate 7%
Top Exports Leather, Hides, Skins, Coffee, Meat, Cereals, and Oilseeds
National Holidays Christmas Jan. 7, Timket (Epiphany), Mawlid al-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet), Victory of Adowa Mar. 2, Ethiopian Easter, Ethiopian Good Friday, Labour Day May 1, Patriots Victory Day, Downfall of the Dergue, Ethiopian New Year, End of Ramadan, Finding of the True Cross (Meskel), Eid al-Adha
Money Currency Birr
National Sports Teams National Football Team and Olympic Athletes
Random Fact Ethiopia is one of the few countries in Africa who has never lost independence

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