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Capital: Addis Ababa

Population (2014): 96.51 million

Surface area: 1,133,380 square kilometres (437,600 square miles)

Languages: Amharic (official language) and Tigrinya, Orominga, Guaraginga, Somali, Arabic. English is also administrative language.

Religion: Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, Muslim and Protestant Christianity

Topography: Ethiopia has an elevated central plateau varying in height from 2,000 to 3,000 meters above the sea level. There are around 25 mountains whose peaks reach over 4,000 meters in the North and the Center of the country. The most famous Ethiopian river is the Blue Nile or Abay, which flows a distance of 1,450 kilometres from its source to join the White Nile in Khartoum.

Currency: Ethiopian Birr

Time: GMT+3

Telephone code: +251

Electric supply: 220 Volts 50 cycles AC (Adapters can be easily found in all major cities)

Life Expectancy (2013): 64

Literacy Percent (2014): 39%

GDP (2014): U.S. $54.8 billion

GDP by sector (2015): Agriculture (47%), Industry (10.8%), Services (42.2%)

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