Ethiopia 2005

Ethiopia 2005

Human and economic geography Internal state of East Africa. According to estimates from 2005, Ethiopia has 73,053,000 residents and occupies a rearguard position (159th place out of 164) in the ranking of countries classified according to the human development index elaborated by the United Nations (life expectancy at birth less than 50 years; literacy rate […]

Ethiopia democracy

Ethiopia Archaeological Excavations

The excavation carried out in one of these sites in 1973 (on the SE slopes of Mount Yerèr, about 60 km from Addìs Abebà) has brought to light the remains of a building, perhaps a church with a basilica plan, in the structure of which reused materials of carried over from an older building, built […]

Ethiopia Archaeology

Ethiopia Archaeology

After 1974, for reasons due to the internal Ethiopian situation, the archaeological activity, which ceased entirely in the northern regions, continued sporadically in the center and in the south of the country, with some excavations and some reconnaissance, until 1982. For prehistoric times, the following is recalled of this activity. Continuation of the excavation work, […]

Ethiopia MUSIC

Ethiopia Arts and Music

ART AND ARCHITECTURE Up to the 20th century. the artistic development of Ethiopia presents a common path with that of Eritrea. In the preaksumite period (from the 5th century BC to about the 1st AD) there are architectural and sculptural products of South Arabian belonging, probably due to South Arabs settled in Ethiopia; subsequently a […]

Ethiopia Sacraments

Ethiopia Beliefs

The beliefs of the Abyssinian church are, in general, those of the Alexandrian patriarchate, and can be summarized as follows. The first authority for the definitions of faith is the Bible, whose books received as canons are those of the canon of the Catholic Church and of the Orthodox; it therefore also includes the deuterocanonicals […]

Ethiopia Economic Conditions

Ethiopia Economic Conditions

The country’s secular, archaic socio-economic framework received a decisive blow in 1974 by the military revolution which, after the emperor was deposed, set a new course inspired by principles of progress within the framework of ‘Ethiopian socialism’. Until that historical turning point, despite partial and sporadic attempts at renewal, the country had remained almost a […]

Ethiopia Economy Sectors

Ethiopia Economy Sectors

ECONOMY: AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FISHING The economy of Ethiopia is based on agriculture which occupies approx. 80% of the active population and contributes 43% to GDP production (2006). For domestic consumption, maize, barley, millet, sorghum and wheat are grown. Very common are legumes and various vegetables (onions, tomatoes, etc.) consumed locally such as potatoes, bananas, […]

Ethiopia Travel Advice

Ethiopia Travel Advice

General information for Ethiopia Continent: Africa Geographical location: Eastern Africa, located in the northern hemisphere above the equator Highest elevation: Ras Dashen Tetata (4620 m above sea level) Longest river: Blue Nile (length 1783 km) Form of Government: Parliamentary Federal Republic System of Government: Parliamentary system Languages: Amharic Neighboring countries: Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, […]