National Symbols of Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, . The capital of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa.

The official language is Amharic and the Ethiopian birr is the currency of the Ethiopia. The domain is .et and the country code is +251.

National day is celebrated on 28 May 1991. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Ethiopia is no exception.

In Ethiopia, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Ethiopian people. Tej is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Ethiopia. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Gibreab Teferi, Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin represent a national Ethiopian symbol.

The country was founded by Amda Tseyon. The current president of Ethiopia is Sahle-Work Zewde and Abiy Ahmed is the Prime Minister.

In Ethiopia the power plugs and sockets are of type C, E, F, L. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Ethiopian national anthem was written by Dereje Melaku Mengesha and composed by Solomon Lulu Mitiku.

Country information

Official name(s) Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Alternative name(s) Abyssinia (former)
Regional location Eastern Africa, west of Somalia
Country name etymology "Land of the Blacks", from Latin Æthiopia, from the Ancient Greek Αἰθιοπία (Aithiopía), "land of the Burnt-Faced" (from Αἰθίοψ, Aithíops), originally in reference to all Sub-Saharan Africa.
Climate Tropical monsoon with wide topographic-induced variation
Terrain High plateau with central mountain range divided by Great Rift Valley
Population 114,963,588
National Day 28 May 1991
Language(s) Amharic
Religion Christianity Ethiopian Orthodoxy, Protestantism, Catholicism & Islam
Country code +251
Literacy rate 39.0%
Currency Ethiopian birr
Capital city Addis Ababa
ISO ETH
Domain(TLD) .et
Ethnicity Oromo, Amhara, Tigrayans, Sidama & Welayta
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Ethiopian
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 1,104,300 km2 (426,400 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+3 (EAT)
Average elevation 1,330 m (4,364 ft)
Coastline 0 Km (landlocked)
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Ethiopia

Flag map of Ethiopia

Motto of Ethiopia

No official motto

National animal of Ethiopia

The National animal of Ethiopia is Lion

National Animal of Ethiopia - Lion

National flower of Ethiopia

The National flower of Ethiopia is Calla Lily. Botanical name is Zantedeschia.

National flower of Ethiopia - Calla Lily

National bird of Ethiopia

The National bird of Ethiopia is Abyssinian Bush Crow

National bird of Ethiopia - Abyssinian Bush Crow

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Neighbouring countries of Ethiopia

Ethiopian Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Advise and counsel him; if he does not listen, let adversity teach him.

What one hopes for is always better than what one has.

The point of the needle must pass first.

Do not triumph before the victory.

The witness of a rat is another rat.

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