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Ethiopia Facts for Kids
- Country Name: Ethiopia
- Continent: Africa
- Primary Language: Amharic
- Population: 109,224,414 (2018 estimate)
- Currency: Birr (ETB)
- GDP: 84.356 billion (2018, World Bank)
24 Ethiopia Facts for Kids
- Ethiopia is a country on the continent of Africa.
- The official name for Ethiopia is the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
- A native or resident of Ethiopia is called an Ethiopian.
- The primary language spoken in Ethiopia is Amharic. However, Oromo is more popular amongst the population at 34% and Amharic at 29%.
- The capital city of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa, also called “Finfinne”.
- The population of Ethiopia was 109,224,414 based on 2018 estimates.
- According to estimates by the United Nations in 2019, Ethiopia was the 12th most populated country in the world.
- The national currency of Ethiopia is the Birr (ETB).
- In 2018, the World Bank estimated the GDP of Ethiopia was 84.356 billion USD.
- According to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Ethiopia was 61st on the list of countries with the highest GDP (PPP) in 2019.
- The country of Ethiopia covers 435,186 square miles.
- Ethiopia is the 26th largest country by square miles.
- The largest city in Ethiopia is Addis Ababa (Finfinne).
- The highest point in Ethiopia is the Ras Dejen mountain at 14,930 feet.
- The longest river in Ethiopia is the Blue Nile River at 900 miles long.
- The Blue Nile River along with the White Nile River in Rwanda are the two main flows of water to the Nile River.
- The largest lake in Ethiopia and the source of the Blue Nile is Lake Tana at 1,200 square miles.
- The government of Ethiopia is a Federal parliamentary constitutional republic.
- Ethiopia is divided into nine regions and two self-governing charter cities.
- Drivers in Ethiopia drive on the right side of the road.
- The country calling code for Ethiopia is +251.
- The ISO 3166 code for Ethiopia is ET.
- The national anthem of Ethiopia is called “March Forward, Dear Mother Ethiopia”, also called “Honour of Citizenship”.
- It’s estimated that 62.8% of the people living in Ethiopia are Christians.
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