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Country Profile - eTHIOPIA

 

COUNTRY OVERVIEW

Ethiopia is a landlocked country on the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia is bordered by Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Somaliland (Somalia)A population of more than 90 million inhabitants makes it country the second-most populous nation in Africa.

Ethiopia

General Information:

Capital: Addis Ababa 

Language: Oromo (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.)

Religion: Ethiopian Orthodox 43.8%, Muslim 31.3%, Protestant 22.8%, Catholic 0.7%, traditional .6%, other 0.8% (2016 est.)

Currency: The birr, known before 1976 as the Ethiopian dollar, is the unit of currency in Ethiopia. It is subdivided into 100 santim.

Cryptocurrency: Cryptocurrency is still a controversial issue, there is no formal cryptocurrency regulation put in place. It is not advised to conduct cryptocurrency-related business in Ethiopia.

GMT: (+) 3

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