Country: Ethiopia

Population: 76,511,887

Capital: Addis Ababa

Time Zone: UTC+3

Currency Name: birr (ETB)

Government Type: federal republic

Languages: Amarigna 32.7%, Oromigna 31.6%, Tigrigna 6.1%, Somaligna 6%, Guaragigna 3.5%, Sidamigna 3.5%, Hadiyigna 1.7%, other 14.8%, English (major foreign language taught in schools)

Ethnic Breakdown: Oromo 32.1%, Amara 30.1%, Tigraway 6.2%, Somalie 5.9%, Guragie 4.3%, Sidama 3.5%, Welaita 2.4%, other 15.4% (1994 census)

Religion: Christian 60.8% (Orthodox 50.6%, Protestant 10.2%), Muslim 32.8%, traditional 4.6%, other 1.8% (1994 census)

Major Cities: Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Awasa

Phone Country Code: 251

Health Concerns: very high risk of food, waterborne, vectorborne, animal and water contact diseases (diarrhea, Hepatitis A and E, typhoid fever, malaria, cutaneous leishmaniasis, meningococcal meningitis, rabies, schistosomiasis)

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: November - March

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, j, l

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: The Lower Valley of Awash was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.