GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley, with archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries, while Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and the church "Our Lady Mary of Zion".

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COUNTRY FACTS

POPULATION

77,431,000

RELIGION

Muslim, Ethiopian Orthodox, animist

CAPITAL

Addis Ababa (2,723,000)

LIFE EXPECTANCY

42

GDP PER CAPITA

U.S. $700

AREA

1,133,380 square kilometers (437,600 square miles)

LANGUAGE

Amharic, Tigrinya, Orominga, Guaraginga, Somali, Arabic

LITERACY PERCENT

43

FABIO'S REVIEW

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LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED

Fabio's LifeTour - Ethiopia (2001) - Addis Abeba - 2214 COVER

ADDIS ABEBA

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s sprawling capital in the highlands bordering the Great Rift Valley, is the country's commercial and cultural hub. Its National Museum exhibits Ethiopian art, traditional crafts and prehistoric fossils, including replicas of the famous early hominid, "Lucy." The burial place of the 20th-century emperor Haile Selassie, the copper-domed Holy Trinity Cathedral, is a neo-baroque architectural landmark.

ADDIS ABEBA

Fabio's LifeTour - Ethiopia (2001) - Addis Abeba - 2214 COVER

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s sprawling capital in the highlands bordering the Great Rift Valley, is the country's commercial and cultural hub. Its National Museum exhibits Ethiopian art, traditional crafts and prehistoric fossils, including replicas of the famous early hominid, "Lucy." The burial place of the 20th-century emperor Haile Selassie, the copper-domed Holy Trinity Cathedral, is a neo-baroque architectural landmark.

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