Ethiopia Overview

Country Profile

The Federal Democratic Republic of Aisaibiya, also known as Ethiopia, is located in eastern Africa, covering an area of 1,103,600 square kilometers. The population is approximately 67.22 million, including 80 tribes, amongst them the Oromo and Amhara. Residents are primarily Muslim, and Amharic is the federal language, with English also spoken. The currency is the Ethiopian birr, and Addis Ababa (Addis Abeba) is the capital.

Ethiopia National Flag

Ethiopia’s national flag comprises of three horizontal stripes of green, yellow, and red, with an emblem in the center. Green symbolizes the fertile land, mild climate, and rich plant resources, yellow represents the determined people who defend the motherland, and the red denotes the blood the people are ready to shed.

Ethiopia Country Flag

History Summary

Ethiopia is an ancient country with 5,000 years of civilization, with the Kingdom of Nubia established in the 8th century BC. After this, the Kingdom of Axum was established, and in the 10th century AD the Zager Dynasty came to power. The 15th century saw the rise of the Kingdom of Abyssinia, and in the 19th century, the country split into a number of factions. In 1889, Nilik II became emperor and unified the country, creating Addis Ababa as capital. In 1890, Italy invaded Ethiopia, forcing its “protection.” In September 1987, the Ethiopian People’s Democratic Republic was created, and on August 22, 1995, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia was established.

Economy and Culture Overview

The economy is primarily based on agriculture and animal husbandry, with wheat being the most important food crop. There are also deposits of gold, platinum, and nickel.
Ethiopia’s calendar and the public as below, 13 months a year, its previous 12-month average of 50 days per month, 5 days remaining to the average year, a leap year 6 days for the first 13 months, known as the “1 3 months in the sunny state. ”
In Ethiopia, only the major streets have street names.

Lalibela rock chisel church

Located 300 kilometers north of the capital, 11 six-storey blocks of five rocks are dug out of single stone church. These fully built in the mountain rock within the church, from top to bottom full of the Greek cross pendants, decorated with 10,000 words, floral and geometrical patterns, Phoenix patterns, peacocks, and other animals. According to legend, it was built in about 1000 BC, during the Zager dynasty, by King Lalibela, a Christian. He went to be buried in the monolithic church which, when discovered in 1977, was described as an “African miracle.”

Ethiopia Map

Ethiopia Map

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