Africa

Ethiopia profile

  • 21 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
Ethiopia's rich heritage includes the Church of St George, carved out of solid rock at Lalibela
  • Full name: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Population: 86.5 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Addis Ababa
  • Area: 1.13 million sq km (437,794 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya, Somali
  • Major religions: Christianity, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 58 years (men), 62 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Birr = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Coffee, hides, oilseeds, beeswax, sugarcane
  • GNI per capita: US $370 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .et
  • International dialling code: +251