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Official NameThe Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Country Meaning(Land of Burnt Faces)
MottoEthiopia holds up her hands unto God (No official motto)
AnthemWodefit Gesgeshi, Widd Innat Ityopp'ya (March Forward, Dear Mother Ethiopia)
Capital/CityAddis Ababa
Population117,876,000 (1.50% of the world)
LanguagesOromo (official working language in the State of Oromiya) 33.8%, Amharic (official national language) 29.3%, Somali (official working language of the State of Sumale) 6.2%, Tigrigna (Tigrinya) (official working language of the State of Tigray) 5.9%, Sidamo 4%, Wolaytta 2.2%, Gurage 2%, Afar (official working language of the State of Afar) 1.7%, Hadiyya 1.7%, Gamo 1.5%, Gedeo 1.3%, Opuuo 1.2%, Kafa 1.1%, other 8.1%, English (major foreign language taught in schools), Arabic (2007 est.)
Alpha Code »ET / ETH
Internet Domain
Currency Symbol Ethiopian birr (Br ETB)
Central Bank »National Bank of Ethiopia
Calling Codes+251
Area Total Area: 1,104,300 km2 (426,400 sq mi)
Land: 1,000,000 km2 (390,000 sq mi)
Water: 104,300 km2 (40,300 sq mi)
RegionEastern Africa Sub-Saharan Africa
Lat/Long9.1450000, 40.4896730
Timezone1 timezone(s)