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GENERAL
Name: Ethiopia
Full name: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Capital: Addis Ababa
States: 9 States and 2 Administrative Regions
Area: 1.13 million sq km (437,794 sq miles) slightly larger than twice the size of France
Major languages: Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya, Guaragigna, Somali, English (major foreign language taught in schools)
Major religions: Christianity, Islam
Natural resources: gold, platinum, coal, copper, potash, natural gas, hydropower
GEOGRAPHY
Location: Eastern Africa, North of Kenya, east of the Sudan and west of Somalia
Geographic coordinates: 8 00 N, 38 00 E
PEOPLE
Population: 77.5 million
Life expectancy: 46 years (men), 49 years (women) (UN)
GOVERNMENT
ECONOMY
Monetary unit: 1 Birr = 100 cents
Main exports: Coffee, hides, oilseeds, beeswax, sugarcane, flowers
GNI per capita: US $160 (World Bank, 2006)
TRANSPORT
Train: From Addis Ababa to Djibouti
COMUNICATION
Internet domain: .et
International dialling code: +251
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