Ethiopia

Area: 1.134.181 Km²
Population: 65.892.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 58 pop/Km²

System of government: Federal Republic
Capital: Addis Ababa (2.430.000 pop.)
Major cities: Dire Dawa 100.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Amhara 30%, Oromo 26%, Somali 3%, others 41%
Border countries: Eritrea NORTH, Sudan WEST, Kenya SOUTH, Somalia EAST, Djibouti NORTH-EAST

Principal mountains: Ras Dascian 4620 m
Principal rivers: Wabe Shebele 1150 Km (ethiopian tract, total 2050 Km)
Principal lakes: Lake Tana 3630 Km², Lake Turkana 6400 Km² (total, with kenyan part), Lake Abaya 1000 Km², Lake Stephanie 800 Km²
Principal islands: -
Climate: Temperate - arid

Language: Amharic (official), Tigrinya, Galla, English
Religion: Ethiopian Orthodox 40%, Muslim 40%
Currency: Birr (ETB)


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