Located in the continent of Africa, Ethiopia covers 1,000,000 square kilometers of land and 104,300 square kilometers of water, making it the 27th largest nation in the world with a total area of 1,104,300 square kilometers.
Ethiopia was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1855. The population of Ethiopia is 93,815,992 (2012) and the nation has a density of 94 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Ethiopia is the Ethiopian Birr (ETB). As well, the people of Ethiopia are referred to as Ethiopian. The dialing code for the country is 251 and the top-level internet domain for Ethiopian sites is .et. Ethiopia shares land borders Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya.
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The stunning views and spectacular trails in the Bale and Simien Mountains combined with the impressive historical buildings and city culture makes Ethiopia an excellent holiday destination. You can see exciting wildlife, such as the Gelada baboons, and prolific bird life. It's a great place for bird-watching as well as other activities. Do not miss a tour of the medieval archaeological wonders of Axum, believed to be the ancient capital of Sheba, and the amazing rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
Dating back as far as the 5th century, Ethiopia's extraordinary rock churches continue to astound visitors and provide solace and inspiration for worshippers, monks and priests.
Officially Christian since 330AD, Ethiopia claims to be the oldest Christian country in the world. And despite being ravaged by poverty, faith has remained strong over the centuries; Lalibela’s medieval rock-hewn churches are clear proof of that.
Each of the 11 monolithic structures is dramatically stamped into the mountainous landscape, plunging 40 to 50m into the Earth and pierced with cross-shaped chiselled openings to let sunlight into the hollowed-out interior.
Ethiopia is a Land of discovery, brilliant and beautiful, secretive, mysterious and extraordinary. It is a country of great antiquity, with a culture and traditions dating back more than 3,000 years. The traveler in Ethiopia makes a journey through time, transported by beautiful monuments and the ruins of edifices built long centuries ago.
Ethiopia, like many other African countries, is a multi-ethnic state. Many distinctions have been blurred by intermarriage over the years but many also remain. The differences may be observed in the number of languages spoken - an astonishing 83, falling into four main language groups: Semitic, Cushitic, Omotic and Nilo-Saharan. There are 200 different dialects.