Interesting Facts About Ethiopia

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Interesting Facts About Ethiopia:


Capital :  Addis Ababa
People : Ethiopian
Population : 105,731,820
Population Ranking  : 12
Area  :  1,104,300 sq km
Density : 105
Currency : Birr
Median age : 19 years
Language : Amharic
H.S.P : 180

Country Surrounded by

Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan , Kenya


Interesting Facts About Ethiopia

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  • Founded in 980 B.C. Ethiopia is one of the oldest nations in the world


  • Addis Ababa is Ethiopia's capital city . It means white flower and at 2400 m Above sea Level, it is the 4th highest capital city in the world


  • Some of the traditional societies in Ethiopia view having twins as mingi, or a sign of bad luck. They believe that twins may be cursed , or invite evil spirits


  • Donkeys and camels were first domesticated in Ethiopia


  • Coffee was first discovered by an Ethiopian Goat herder named kaldi in the Kaffa region , from which the word coffee may derive .


  • Ethiopia is the only country in Africa that was never formally colonized however  it had to defeat the Italians twice to remain independent


  • "Ethiopia" is home to the source of the Blue Nile , which together with the White Nile makes up the Nile River the longest river in the world


  • Some African countries like Ghana adopted flags with the same colors as Ethiopia's green, red  and yellow because Ethiopia was the first Africa country to defeat a European power militarily


  • Ethiopia is the 5th largest producer of coffee today and Africa's top producer


  • Ethiopians measure time from when the sun rises and count time on the opposite side of the clock


  • Ethiopian Abebe Bikila was the first African to win gold in the Olympic Games . He finished the marathon in first place after running the whole race bare foot
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