Democratic Republic of Ethiopiais
located in the north-eastern part of Africa commonly known as the Horn of
Africa. Neighbouring countries include Djibouti and Somalia in the east,
Kenya in the south, Sudan in the west and south-west and Eritrea in the
north and north-east. The country covers 1,221,900 square kilometres
making it roughly five times the size of the UK.
Located in the Horn
of Africa ,Ethiopia is bordered on the north and northeast by Eritrea, on
the east by Djibouti and Somalia, on the south by Kenya, and on the west and
southwest by Sudan. The country has a high central plateau that varies from
1,800 to 3,000 meters (6,000 ft.-10,000 ft.) above sea level,........
Ethiopia's location in Africa's
tropical zone and the country's varied topography largely results in
diverse rainfall and temperature patterns. The central parts of the
western and eastern sections of the northwestern plateau and a small area
around Harer are the cool zone..........
Ethiopia has a diverse mix of ethnic and
linguistic backgrounds. It is a country with more than 80 different ethnic
groups each with its own language, culture, custom and tradition. One of the
most significant areas of Ethiopian culture is its literature,.........
The oldest known human
ancestors in Ethiopia have been by the found Archeologists, includingArdipithecus
ramidus kadabba(c. 5.8–5.2
million years old) andAustralopithecus
anamensis(c. 4.2 million
years old). Originally called Abyssinia, Ethiopia is sub-Saharan Africa's