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Ethiopia

Facts and stats about Ethiopia

Edsel.G

Author: Edsel.G

Ethiopia is a landlocked country located in the Horn of Africa and surrounded by several nations including Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, and Djibouti. Despite its not being connected to any body of open water, Ethiopia has a very dense population of 93 million individuals, making it the most populated landlocked country in the world, and the second most populated country in Africa.

Scientists discovered the very first Homo sapiens bones in the country, suggesting that Ethiopia may have been the site of some of the confirmed first human habitations in the world.

Ethiopia has gained international attention for being the only country in the whole of Africa to actually resist foreign invasion even by more powerful and more advanced European colonizers. In the late 1800s, European powers at the height of their might embarked on a global colonization campaigns. Many African countries were occupied in the period known as the Scramble for Africa, and many Africans were sent to other parts of the world as slaves. Only Ethiopia was able to fend off attempts by several European armies to set foot on Ethiopian land. In fact, today, many African nations make use of the colors of the Ethiopian flag to symbolize sovereignty and independence.

Despite the fact that the country sits along the long and mighty Nile, Ethiopia was plagued by severe famine in its recent history. Today, however, Ethiopia is on a rising pattern, and with its politics stabilizing, the GDP of the country has seen a massive resurgence. According to the IMF, the Ethiopian GDP is now the second largest in the whole of Africa.

93.88 million

Population. Ranked 13th in 2013.

$470.22

GDP per capita. Ranked 171st in 2012.

Borders

Djibouti 349 km, Eritrea 912 km, Kenya 861 km, Somalia 1,600 km, South Sudan 837 km, Sudan 769 km
Largest city Addis Ababa - 2,200,186
Capital city Addis Ababa - 2,200,186
Major language Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya, Somali
Major religion Christianity, Islam
Monetary unit birr
Prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn
Alternative names Ityop'iya Federalawi Demokrasiyawi Ripeblik, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Ityop'iya, Ethiopia
Groups Christian countries, Hot countries, Landlocked countries, Least Developed Countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, World

Interesting observations about Ethiopia

Ethiopia ranked first for population amongst Landlocked countries in 2013.
Ethiopia ranked second for GDP > real growth rate amongst Christian countries in 2012.
Ethiopia ranked second for inflation rate > consumer prices amongst Hot countries in 2012.
Ethiopia has ranked last for population in urban agglomerations of more than 1 million per 1000 since 1983.
Ethiopia ranked first for war deaths amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2008.
Ethiopia has ranked last for electric power transmission and distribution losses > KWh per capita since 1998.
Ethiopia ranked #12 for population growth rate globally in 2013.
Ethiopia has ranked last for electric power transmission and distribution losses > million kWh per capita since 1992.

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Ethiopia is a landlocked country located in the Horn of Africa and surrounded by several nations including Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, and Djibouti. Despite its not being connected to any body of open water, Ethiopia has a very dense population of 93 million individuals, making it the most populated landlocked country in the world, and the second most populated country in Africa.

Scientists discovered the very first Homo sapiens bones in the country, suggesting that Ethiopia may have been the site of some of the confirmed first human habitations in the world.

Ethiopia has gained international attention for being the only country in the whole of Africa to actually resist foreign invasion even by more powerful and more advanced European colonizers. In the late 1800s, European powers at the height of their might embarked on a global colonization campaigns. Many African countries were occupied in the period known as the Scramble for Africa, and many Africans were sent to other parts of the world as slaves. Only Ethiopia was able to fend off attempts by several European armies to set foot on Ethiopian land. In fact, today, many African nations make use of the colors of the Ethiopian flag to symbolize sovereignty and independence.

Despite the fact that the country sits along the long and mighty Nile, Ethiopia was plagued by severe famine in its recent history. Today, however, Ethiopia is on a rising pattern, and with its politics stabilizing, the GDP of the country has seen a massive resurgence. According to the IMF, the Ethiopian GDP is now the second largest in the whole of Africa.

Posted on 06 Apr 2014

Edsel.G

Edsel.G

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Posted on 24 Feb 2010

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Posted on 26 Jan 2010

Jordann

Jordann

  • Ethiopia has always been known for its very high poverty rate. Ironically, the country has come out as the fastest-growing economy in the African continent and among the most exciting new markets with an average growth rate of 11 percent in recent years. In 2012, this nation was the 12th fastest growing economy worldwide with 10.7 percent each year.

    Biz Tech Africa stated in a report that Ethiopia’s committed investment in Information and Communications Technology accounts for 10 percent of its total gross domestic product. Likewise, the government has invested more than $14 billion in this sector during the past decade. Based on the Ethiopia Economic Update, the country can reach middle income standing in 2025.

    Ethiopia is employing a development strategy focusing on the aggressive expansion of public investments which has generated positive effects. Public investment rate is the third highest in the world but private investments are also very low. It has the sixth lowest all over the world. On the negative side, the country’s savings rate is relatively low at 10 percent of the GDP. To augment savings, economic observers recommend that there should be higher interest rates in savings, provide more access to private and public facilities, and take advantage of remittances from foreign workers.

    The government’s main concern right now is how to feed its more than 80 million people. While its economy has been performing very well, Ethiopia still belongs to the poorest countries in the entire world. According to Nation Master, GDP (per capita) in 2012 was $9.396.45. Poverty rates have decreased but 38.7 of the populations still subsist below the poverty line. The country’s economy still depends on agriculture. Malnutrition still gets in the way of economic growth and human development.

    jaacosta47 13 May 2014

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