Estimate population 87,873,900 - Capital City Addis Ababa
Ethiopia, also known as the Horn of Africa, is one of the largest and most populous countries in Africa. It is bordered by Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya and Sudan. The Ethiopian economy is classed as one of poverty. Most people speak either Semitic or Cushitic languages and their dialects. Semitic includes Amharic, the official national language, Tigrigna, Tigre, and Guragingna. Cushitic includes Oromigno, Somali, Sidama, and Afar. In the west and southwest some people speak Nilotic languages.
Some Ethiopian Facts:
Official Name, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Highest Peak, Ras Dashan, 4,620 metres (15,157 feet). Major Rivers, Blue Nile, Dawa, Genale, Omo, Wabi Shebelle. Mountain Range, Simen. Largest Lakes, Abaya, Shamo, Tana, Zwai. Major Cities Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, Gonder and Nazret. Monetary Unit, 1 birr = 100 cents.