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Regions in Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa228 Gambela1
Amhara39 Oromiya9
Benishangul-Gumuz1 Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's Region3
Dire Dawa5 Tigray7
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Ethiopia is the horn of Africa, lying between 3-180 North and 33-480 East. It is bounded on the northeast by Eritrea and Djibouti, on the east and southeast by Somalia, on the south by Kenya and on the west by Sudan. Ethiopian covers an area of 1,104,300km2, making it the tenth largest country in Africa. The capital of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa which lies in the heart of the country at an altitude of 2,300m. Ethiopia is Africa's third most populous nation. The population of Ethiopia has above 74 million people. Ethiopia is the oldest independent nation in Africa. It was home to the powerful Christian kingdom of Axum in the first century’s and became a Christian empire in the 15th century. The third century persian prophet Mani wrote that there are four great empires in the world(at that time).The empire of babylon and persia,the empire of Rome,the empire of Axum(Presently Ethiopia) and the empire of china. Ethiopia is a multi-ethnic state. Four main language groups: Semitic, Cushitic, Omotic, and Nilo-Saharan. Unlike what is shown on the international media this country is endowed with many miraculeouse events,breath taking nature,10000 years history and amazing hospitality. As aleardy sayed by many travelers,in ethiopian everybody will expiriance some extraordinary things which cannot exist anywher else that make a travel more unforgetable.

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lemlem wrote:

My apartment is in the center of town and generally conveneint for first time visitors. Public trasport is not that developed but you can walk to all the local stores from my apartment. You can visit the Ethiopian National Museum and the Ethnographic Museum which are situated in the same quarter of the city. Also, the Merkto-said to be the largest open market in Africa- is worth visiting as you can buy presents for relatives back home. There are also several old churches, etc. worth visiting. If you have time, then there are other locations that you can visit outside Addis Ababa.

belaya wrote:

Natural Fountain, the biggets lake where one can see various historical churches and other things, monastries, castles, etc...

blienassefa wrote:

Ethiopia, Much of the fascination of this country lies in its myriad historical sites, the obelisks and stele of Axum, the churches and coptic monasteries in the Tigre, the Lake Tana isles and in Lalibela: the African Jerusalem with its monolithic churches. In Ethiopia there are also nine national parks, two of which include the mountain groups of the Simien and the Bale, while the others lie in the Rift Valley towards Kenya. The unforeseeable wild landscapes are surely the main attraction of these parks, where many of the animal species are protected, and some of them are endemic to the area. The proximity of Ethiopia to the Equator and the variety of its habitats make it one of the richest countries in Africa in wild bird life. Historical and geographical notes Ethiopia (Abyssinia) is located in the east of Africa, commonly known as the Horn of Africa. It covers an area of 1,1 12,000kmq, twice the territory of France, and has an estimated population of 58,000,000 inhabitants with 80 ethnic groups. It is bounded on the northeast by Eritrea and Djibouti , on the east and southeast by Somalia, on the south by Kenya and on the west by Sudan. The Ethiopian landscape is dominated by a volcanic plateau with an average altitude of 2000 meters, which decreases towards the country's borders on three sides. The Rift Valley begins at the Red Sea and traverses the Danakil desert (which contains the lowest point on the earth) continuing towards the south of Ethiopia and Mozambique. It is almost certain that human beings and their hominid ancestors evolved in the eastern zone of the Rift Valley: Lucy, our most distant ancestor, who lived 3.5 million years ago, was found in the Awash Valley. Ethiopia has a very strong cultural identity, which has been preserved thanks to a long period of independence, lasting practically until present times. According to legend the first Ethiopian king, Menelik, was the son of the biblical king Solomon and the queen of Sheba. Things to See, The historical sites of:- the rock hewn churches of Lalibela, Axum, The Blue Nile Falls, The castle of Gondar. But History and nature are not the only attractions of this surprising country. It is a unique experience to come into contact with its people, so deeply rooted in their traditional culture, to participate in religious rites in one of the many Coptic churches, to meet native populations like the Hamer, the Mursi, the Caro and the many others whose lifestyle is hard to imagine today, so far is it from our modern life For More informations, please visit In Addis Ababa, you can visit the national museum, the ethnographic museum, the biggest open air market of Africa which is called Mercato, and many historical and interesting sites.

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