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Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent country and its second largest in terms of population. Apart from a five-year occupation by Mussolini’s Italy, it has never been colonised.

It has a unique cultural heritage, being the home of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church – one of the oldest Christian churches – and a monarchy that ended only in the coup of 1974.

It served as a symbol of African independence throughout the colonial period, and was a founder member of the United Nations and the African base for many international organisations.

Ethiopia has suffered periodic droughts and famines that lead to a long civil conflict in the 20th Century and a border war with Eritrea.

The Beautiful Ethiopia You Have to Visit to Appreciate

  • Capital: Addis Ababa
  • Population 86.5 million
  • Area 1.13 million sq km (437,794 sq miles)
  • Major languagesAmharic, Oromo, Tigrinya, Somali
  • Major religionsChristianity, Islam
  • Life expectancy 58 years (men), 62 years (women)
  • Currency Birr

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