Ethiopia Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • 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
  • Area > Water: Total water 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.
  • 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 boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • 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 > 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
Area > Water 104,300 sq km 2013 6th out of 246
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
Geographic coordinates 8 00 N, 38 00 E 2013
Land area > Square miles 437,794 square miles 2013 17th out of 86
Land boundaries > Border countries Djibouti 349 km, Eritrea 912 km, Kenya 861 km, Somalia 1,600 km, South Sudan 837 km, Sudan 769 km 2013
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; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; 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
  • Ethiopia ranked third for area > water amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Ethiopia ranked #13 for area > total amongst Christian countries in 2013.