Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ethiopian Facts

Some info about Ethiopia. Information was taken from our Agency's (All God's Children) web page. An interesting fact I found on Wikipedia (latin word for "it's gotta be true") is that the capital city Addis Ababa has an elevation of 7,546 feet. That's a couple of thousand feet above Denver, CO. It is high, arid, and near the equator. This makes the temperatures very mild year around.

Other info:

Ethiopia is a country beset by years of war, severe drought, and epidemics, and crippled economically and socially. One of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia is Africa's second most populous nation.


Ethiopian Flag

Orphan Statistics

An estimated five million children are orphaned in Ethiopia

Adoption Trend

Immigrant visas issued to US citizens
'94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07
54 63 0 82 96 0 95 158 105 135 289 441 732 1,255


The most pleasant time to visit Ethiopia is between October and May, while June to September is the rainy season.


Federal Republic


74,777,981 note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2006 est.)

Life Expectancy

52 years


Muslim 45%-50%, Ethiopian Orthodox 35%-40%, animist 12%, other 3%-8%


Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromigna, Guaragigna, Somali, Arabic, other local languages, English (major foreign language taught in schools)


Official Ethiopian currency is the Ethiopian Birr (ETB).

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