Ethiopia Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Lowest point: This entry is derived from Geography > Elevation extremes, which includes both the highest point and the lowest point.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative slightly less than twice the size of Texas 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly less than twice the size of Texas 2008
Area > Land 1.12 million sq km 2008 26th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 13.56 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 106th out of 224
Area > Total 1.1 million sq km 2013 28th out of 251
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 848 2008 95th out of 169
Climate tropical monsoon with wide topographic-induced variation 2013
Coastline 0.0 2014 241st out of 242
Elevation extremes > Lowest point Danakil Depression -125 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 8 00 N, 38 00 E 2013
Land area > Square miles 437,794 square miles 2013 17th out of 86
Land use > Arable land 13.19% 2013 81st out of 246
Location Eastern Africa, west of Somalia 2013
Natural resources small reserves of gold, platinum, copper, potash, natural gas, hydropower 2013
Terrain high plateau with central mountain range divided by Great Rift Valley 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014


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Ethiopia Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land area 3