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Ethiopia

Ethiopia
  • Capital

    Capital

    Addis Ababa

  • Local time

    Local time

    10:35

  • Population

    Population

    94.01 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +251

  • Currency

    Currency

    Br ETB (birr)

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Ethiopia

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  • Capital

    Capital

    Addis Ababa

  • Local time

    Local time

    10:35

  • Population

    Population

    94.01 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +251

  • Currency

    Currency

    Br ETB (birr)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 190

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 0.99 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    848mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    1 127 127 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    18%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    13%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    36%

  • Railways

    Railways

    781km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    8.24 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Oromo - 40 %
    Amhara and Tigrean - 32 %
    Sidamo - 9 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 50 %
    Islam - 50 %
    Ethiopian Orthodox - 40 %

  • Languages

    Languages

    Oromo
    Amharic
    Somali

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    138 000

  • Murders

    Murders

    8 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    4.3 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    8.9%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    3.4%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    59%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    192 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    1.1%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    food processing, beverages, textiles, leather, chemicals, metals processing, cement

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    cereals, pulses, coffee, oilseed, cotton, sugarcane, potatoes, khat, cut flowers

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    gold, platinum, copper, potash, natural gas, hydropower

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    5%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    gold, platinum, copper, potash, natural gas, hydropower

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    92%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    11 599kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    161 (Best=1, Worst=200)

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What not to do when visiting Ethiopia

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Marker Ethiopia
Street & Behavioral

Don't expect individual plates full of meal for every person - in Ethiopia, a single, individual plate for food is considered wasteful. Food is served in communal plates with bread.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to handshake - it’s a standard greeting, accompanied by leaning towards each other and having right shoulders touch (between the friends usually).

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Marker Ethiopia
Street & Behavioral

Don't take pictures of airports, government and military buildings, as well as soldiers, police or officials. Always ask for permission when taking photos of locals.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In Harar in Ethiopia, you can actually feed hyenas, because they are appreciated and honoured there rather than hated and expelled.

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Business & Communication

Don't forget to have permit from Ministry of Information if you are commercial photographer.

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Business & Communication

Don't refuse food or coffee at someone's home - leave a bit on plate if you're full.

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Business & Communication

Don't enter someone's home without removing the shoes.

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Business & Communication

Don’t be surprised by some time differences - the Julian calendar is used in Orthodox Christian areas in the highlands, and the clocks might be different. Better double check bookings and appointments.

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Business & Communication

Don’t be too direct - politeness is valued and people tend to avoid directness.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Among many traditional customs, respect (especially of one's elders) is very important. In Ethiopian culture, it is customary to rise out of one’s seat or give up one's bed for an older friend or family member, even if they may be just a year older.

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Marker Ethiopia
Business & Communication

Don’t discuss politics during the first meetings.

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10/15
Marker Ethiopia
Street & Behavioral

Don’t show your anger or raise your voice in public - it’s considered rude.

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11/15
Marker Ethiopia
Street & Behavioral

Don’t display a large amount of cash or expensive valuables in public.

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12/15
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Street & Behavioral

Don't display same-sex relations - it’s illegal and punishable.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t eat nor move things with your left hand.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In eastern Africa, you can buy beer brewed from bananas.

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Marker Ethiopia
Business & Communication

Don’t forget the government sometimes curtails or limits mobile telecommunications, internet access and social media.

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Marker Ethiopia
Street & Behavioral

Don’t necessarily give money to beggars who approach vehicles stopped in traffic - it’s illegal.

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