"Bringing Hope to the Hopeless"


Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Flag of Ethiopia Coat of arms of Ethiopia
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: none
Anthem: Wodefit Gesgeshi, Widd Innat Ityopp'ya
"March Forward, Dear Mother Ethiopia"

(and largest city)

Addis Ababa
9°01′N 38°44′E
Official languages Amharic
Government Federal republic1
 - President Girma Wolde-Giorgis
 - Prime Minister Meles Zenawi
 - Traditional date c.980 BC 
 - Kingdom of Dʿmt 8th century BC 
 - Kingdom of Aksum 1st century BC 
 - Total 1,104,300 km² (27th)
426,371 sq mi 
 - Water (%) 0.7
 - 2006 estimate 75,067,000 (15th2)
 - 1994 census 53,477,265
 - Density 70/km² (123rd)
181/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
 - Total $69.099 billion (69th)
 - Per capita $823 (175fth)
HDI  (2004) 0.371 (low) (170th)
Currency Birr (ETB)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

 - Summer (DST)

not observed (UTC+3)
Internet TLD .et
Calling code +251
1 Ethiopia is a democracy, but has a dominant-party system led by the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front.
2 Rank based on 2005 population estimate by the United Nations.