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Ethiopia Fast Facts

Ethiopia Fast Facts

  • The capital of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa.
  • Addis Ababa means "New Flower" and has more than 3 million residents.
  • Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee. About 15 million people work in the coffee industry. Most coffee farms are in the southern region. 
  • The main religions in Ethiopia are Ethiopian Orthodox Christian and Muslim.
  • The Ethiopian calendar has 13 months in a year.  New Year's day is September 11th and Christmas Day is January 7th.
  • The currency in Ethiopia is the birr. There are currently 17 birr in 1 U.S. dollar.
  • The life expectancy in Ethiopia is 42 years.
  • 43% of the people in Ethiopia are literate.
  • The average GDP per Capita is $700 U.S. dollars.
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