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Capital : Addis Ababa
Language :  Amharic
Currency :  Birr
Population : 101 853 000
Area : 1 104 300 km2

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Ethiopia facts

1. Independence from the Kingdom of Italy was obtained on November 28, 1941.
2. Population density is 87 people / km2.
3. This country is 3.6 times the size of Poland.
4. The main religion is the Ethiopian Church, 45%.
5. The highest peak is Ras Daszan 4550 m above sea level.
6. Sobat is the longest river.
7. The full name of the country – Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
8. The average temperature is in January 16 °C, in July 15 °C.
9. Political system – the federal republic.
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11. In the chapel of the holy city of Aksum, there is the biblical Ark of the Covenant.

12. Ethiopia has 63 airports. Only 17 of them have a hardened plate.

13. There are 13 months in the Ethiopian calendar – 12 after 30 days and the last one is 5 or 6. The new year is celebrated on September 11.

Author: Turyst

14. According to tradition, parents and children do not have a common name.

15. Ethiopian television consists of only one channel.

16. Ethiopia is spoken in as many as 84 languages.

17. In the heart of the capital is the largest market in Africa – Addis Ababa Mercato.

18. In ancient times, this country was a great civilization. Now it is one of the poorest countries in Africa.

19. This country is called the island of black Christianity.

20. Life is mainly on marketplaces. People trade everything they can.

21. Every year, 130,000 children die from malnutrition.

Author: MR

22. Each priest carries with him a traveling cross, which he gives to the faithful, encountered on his way.

23. In this country you can meet many people with a tattooed cross on your forehead or hand.

Author: Magda

24. Ethiopians regard their country as the homeland of real coffee.

25. The coffee is mainly prepared by women. It is treated like a ritual. At the end of its preparation a short prayer is said. If they offer it, you can not say no.

26. Some Ethiopians salt coffee or add spice to it.

27. In this country, a lot of coffee is drunk. It is always served after eating.

Author: Sandra

28. The day begins when the sun rises, at 6 o’clock.

29. Most beers are sold in 0.33 l bottles.

30. You approach the food with great respect. Lunch time is one of the most important moments of the day.

Author: Pati

31. In restaurants before eating, you get a bowl of water to wash your hands.

Author: Pati

32. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 39 place,
      – 2018 year – 50 place.

33. There are over 162,000 professional soldiers and 0 reservists (2018).

34. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 560 tanks, 780 armored vehicles, 80 jet aircraft and 39 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 800 tanks, 800 armored vehicles, 80 jet aircraft and 33 helicopters.

35. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $340,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $340,000,000 .

Author: Wojak

36. The warmest place in the world is the Dallol volcano in the Danakilian desert, where in 1960-1966 a record yearly average temperature of + 34.4 °C in the shade was measured.

Author: ciekawy

37. Haile Selassie I – the last emperor of Ethiopia in 1930 received the oldest and the highest state decoration of the Republic of Poland – the Order of the White Eagle.

Author: fakty

38. In Ethiopia, on average, people use only 8 liters of water a day.

Author: Milan

39. The minimum wage is determined only in some industries, eg in the banking sector you can not earn less than 336 birr per month (data from 2014).

Author: Daria

40. In Ethiopia, an average adult consumes about 4.2 liters of pure alcohol a year.

41. The national alcohol is Tejo.

42. The most beer is beer – 50%, then spirit – 8%, wine – 0.6%, and other alcoholic beverages – 41.4%.

Author: AlkoWorld

43. The beginning of education begins at the age of 7.

44. The average IQ level is 69.

Author: EduKacJa

45. The national animal is a lion.

Author: Kos

46. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 30 to 50 km / h.

47. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed ranges from 60 to 100 km / h.

48. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

49. In 2013, 3,362 people lost their lives due to traffic accidents.

50. 4.3% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

Author: AutoMania

51. In this country there are over 448,000 motor vehicles registered (5 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

52. 44% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 39,630,000 people).

53. 71.3% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

54. In this country there are more than 49 249 km of paved roads (0.08% of all roads in the world).

55. In this country there are 57 airports, 17 of the paved surface.

56. In this country there are over 681 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

57. In this country, over 3,700,000 (2015) 16 437 811 (2018) people have access to internet (about 18% of the population).

Author: NET

58. About 3 500 000 (2015) 4 500 000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

59. The country’s top-level domain is .et . There are over 2 080 websites with such an extension.

60. The most popular pages with the extension .et are: google.com.et, ethiotelecom.et and etvlive.gov.et.

Author: http

61. The country has over $3,785,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.032% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

Author: Vinamra

62. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $55 522 000 000 ,
      – 2018 is $80,560,000,000 .

63. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 28.6% GDP, or around: $15,879,292,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 33.5% GDP, or around: $26 987 600 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $300.

Author: Komornik

64. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 year was around: $15 550 000 000 .

Author: Komornik

65. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 4 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

66. In this country there are 50.9% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 45 848 690 people).

Author: Reebeka

67. The lowest temperature: -15 °C was measured at Sanetti Plateau.

68. The highest temperature: 48.9 °C was measured in Dallol.

Author: weather

69. The most deadly disease in this country is tuberculosis.

Author: medi

70. The average life expectancy in this country is 57.2 years (women – 58.7 years and men – 55.7 years).

Author: Wilga

71. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

72. In this country, women having their first child on average 19.6 years old.

73. 10 women give birth to 52 children on average

Author: Nadia

74. The average age people living in this country is 17.7 years old.

75. The country is around:
40 515 000 people (43.94%) in the age range 0-14 years.
49 035 000 people (53.18%) in the age range 15-64 years.
2 655 500 people (2.88%) over 65 years old.

76. In this country, about 3 437 000 children are born annually (3.7% of the population), and about 755,000 people die (0.8% of the population).

Author: Sara19

77. The lowest located place in the country is Danakil Depression – 125 m.p.p.

Author: Klemens

78. Left-sided traffic was in force until June 7, 1964.

Author: AutoMania

79. In this country, a person of 9 years is subject to criminal liability.

80. Ethiopia has 356830 km2 of agricultural land (36% of the country).

81. 4 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

82. Mizma is the highest situated city in the country.

83. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 16 days.

84. He joined the United Nations on November 13, 1945.

85. The work week is 48 hours.

86. 16% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

87. 127180 km2 of the country is covered by forests (12.7%)

88. The last death penalty was carried out in 2007.

Author: Statyk

89. The unemployment rate is 16.8% (data from 2018).

Author: Daria

90. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 30% (2018).

91. The level of inflation in 2018 is 14%.

Author: Fan%

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What is the highest peak in Ethiopia?
The highest peak in Ethiopia is Ras Daszan (4550 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Ethiopia?
Sobat is the largest river in Ethiopia.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Ethiopia?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Ethiopia has national colors?
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What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is Tejo.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is a lion.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Ethiopia?
Ethiopia borders with such countries as: Djibouti, 349 km, Eritrea 912 km, Kenia 861 km, Somalia 1600 km, South Sudan 837 km, Sudan 769 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age people living in this country is 17.7 years old.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is determined only in some industries, eg in the banking sector you can not earn less than 336 birr per month (data from 2014).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Ethiopia?
The population density is 92 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 48.9 ° C was measured in Dallol.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -15 ° C was measured at Sanetti Plateau.

answer: Marta

answer: Marta