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Ethopia (the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia) is a landlocked country located in the Horn of Africa (in the East of that continent). The country shares landborders with Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan.

Ethiopia is the 2nd most populous country in Africa (after Nigeria). As of 2008, the country's population was estimated as 79.2 million.

The national capital and largest city is Addis Abba. Around 3.4 million people live in the city, with a further 1.2 million in the city's metropolitan area. The city lies at the foot of Mount Entoto, in the center of the country. The lowest parts of Addis Abba are 7,631 feet (2,326 meters) above sea-level, and parts of the city rise to over 9.800 feet (3,000 meters) above sea-level.

Map of Ethiopia

Ethiopia Country Details


Country Name Ethiopia
Political Status Country
Geographic Location East Africa
Principal Language Amharic
Capital Addis Adaba


Web Sites about Ethiopia


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Valley of Marvels, Ethiopia

Books about Ethiopia


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Ethiopia (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Philip Briggs

Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (640 pages)

Ethiopia (Bradt Travel Guide)
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Thebestselling guide to Ethiopia in recent years, this fully updatedseventh edition of Philip Briggs' acclaimed guide reveals an ancient countrythat continues to surpass all expectations: from the ancient Judaic cultures ofthe fertile highlands to the Animist people of the South Omo Valley, from theAfroalpine moorland of the Bale Mountains National Park to the thundering BlueNile Falls. This book also leads you further off the beaten track, sotravelers can see more of this expansive and beautiful land, believed to bethe cradle of humankind.

Lonely Planet Ethiopia, Djibouti & Somaliland (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Tim Bewer

Brand: Lonely Planet
Paperback (376 pages)

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Ethiopia, Djibouti & Somaliland is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the crooked alleyways of Harar, gape at the rock paintings of Las Geel, or experience the calcareous chimneys of Lac Abbe; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Somaliland and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Ethiopia, Djibouti & Somaliland Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, poetry, music, dance, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, and cuisine
  • Over 45 local maps
  • Useful features - including Top Experiences, If You Like (activity guide), and Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar)
  • Coverage of Addis Ababa, Djibouti City, Hargeisa, Harar, Lalibela, Gonder, Tigray, Berbera, Lac Abbe, Lac Assal, Las Geel, Bahir Dar, Aksum, Mekele, the Danakil, Woldia, Arba Minch, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Ethiopia, Djibouti & Somaliland, our most comprehensive guide to Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Somaliland, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all the continent has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Tim Bewer & Stuart Butler.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Ethiopia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
By Sarah Howard

Kuperard
Paperback (168 pages)

Ethiopia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
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Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include: * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * do's, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken
Ethiopian Amharic (Lonely Planet Phrasebooks)
By Lonely Planet

Kebede, Tilahun
Paperback (272 pages)

Ethiopian Amharic (Lonely Planet Phrasebooks)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Haggling at markets, deciphering street signs, chatting to kids, asking someone's hand in marriage...just some of the situations you might experience while travelling in Ethiopia. Lucky for you, they're all covered in our Ethiopian Amharic phrasebook. So get reading and start talking!

  • Two-way dictionary
  • Guide to pronunciation and grammar
  • New sustainable travel vocab section
  • Handy menu decoder

Lonely Planet gets you to the heart of a place. Our job is to make amazing travel experiences happen. We visit the places we write about each and every edition. We never take freebies for positive coverage, so you can always rely on us to tell it like it is.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Tilahun Kebede.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Ethiopia - Travellers' Handbook (Travel Guide)
By Trevor Jenner

Trans-Atlantic Publications, Inc.
Paperback (448 pages)

Ethiopia - Travellers  Handbook (Travel Guide)
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Ethiopia - Travellers' Handbook is a book conceived for the discerning traveller, the package tourist and those people wishing to have a quick reference guide with a range of facts at their fingertips.The book provides a clear understanding of what there is to see and do in Ethiopia. The background and reference information conveys a wide-ranging view and it has been designed to be uncomplicated and straightforward to use, without having to constantly refer to abbreviations and symbols. It is a travel guide with a user-friendly presentation that allows quick reference to topics of interest. The many map illustrations have been designed to be uncomplicated and easy to follow. The book, which is full colour throughout, is packed with information, images and illustrations. As well as people, places and fauna, the book covers many aspects of Ethiopia including myths, history, development, political history, topography, Ethiopian Orthodox Church, language and reference data. Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE, one of the greatest travellers and explorers of our time, has written the foreword.Other prominent organisations and people have contributed articles illustrating their exciting and heart-warming involvement with Ethiopia that are intended to further inform the traveller. The book contains completely independent travel advice.
Ethiopia, 6th (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Philip Briggs

Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (624 pages)

Ethiopia, 6th (Bradt Travel Guide)
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Bradt’s Ethiopia provides the most comprehensive coverage of any English-language guidebook on the market, with in-depth coverage of hotels and tourist facilities and more detailed information on wildlife, national parks and trekking routes than any other book. This fully updated guide reveals an ancient country that continues to surpass all expectations: from the ancient Judaic cultures of the fertile highlands to the colorful animist people of the South Omo Valley. Tourism has grown rapidly in recent years.

Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa
By Hans Silvester

Thames & Hudson
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Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa
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The scene of tribal conflicts and guerrilla incursions, Ethiopia’s Omo Valley is also home to fascinating rites and traditions that have survived for thousands of years.

The nomadic people who inhabit the valley share a gift for body painting and elaborate adornments borrowed from nature, and Hans Silvester has captured the results in a series of photographs made over the course of numerous trips. 160 color photographs
Ethiopia & Eritrea Travel Map 1:2M/900K ITM
By Itmb Publishing LTD

Itmb Publishing LTD
Map (2 pages)

Ethiopia & Eritrea Travel Map 1:2M/900K ITM
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Lonely Planet Ethiopia & Eritrea (Country Travel Guide)
By Jean-Bernard Carillet & David Lukas

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Paperback (396 pages)

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Explore Ethiopia and Eritrea with the people who know it best: Lonely Planet. Discover ancient churches and cities frozen in time, trek the dramatic landscape of the Simien and Bale Mountains, and go diving in the thriving reefs of the Dahlak Islands. Explore Asmara's astounding Italian Art Deco architecture and finish the day with the perfect macchiato.

Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.

In This Guide:

Tailored trips to get you up close with history and nature
Take a hike or dance the day away with our festivals and activities chapter
Green Index to make your travels ecofriendly

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