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Presentation of Ethiopia : Geography

Country's official name :
Ethiopia
Capital:
Addis Ababa
Population of :
Addis Ababa (3,273,000) ; Adama (324,000) ; Gondar (323,900) ; Mekelle (323,700) ; Hawassa (300,100) ; Dire Dawa (277,000) ; Bahir Dar (243,300) ; Dese (187,900) ; Jima (177,900)
Area:
1,136,259 km²
Type of Climate :
Ethiopia is in the tropical zone laying between the Equator and the Tropic of Cancer. The country has three different climate zones according to elevation:
Tropical zone (Kolla), with an average annual temperature of about 27 degree Celsius and annual rainfall of about 510 millimetres. The Danakil Depression (also known as Danakil Desert), which is about 125 metres below sea level, is the hottest region, with temperatures reaching 50 degrees;
Subtropical zone (Woina dega) - includes the highlands areas of 1830 - 2440 metres in elevation has an average annual temperature of about 22 degrees, with annual rainfall between 510 and 1530 millimetres;
Cool zone (Dega) - above 2440 metres in elevation, with an average annual temperature of about 16 degree and annual rainfall around 1280 millimetres.
Local Time:
It is %T:%M %A In Addis Ababa
Summer Time Period :
June to August (rainy season)
Official Language:
Amharic is the official working language in which all federal laws are published, and it is spoken by millions of Ethiopians as a second language.
Other Languages Spoken:
There are 88 individual languages of Ethiopia. Most of these languages belong to the Afroasiatic family.
These languages include: Oromigna, Tigrigna Somaligna Guaragigna, Sidamigna, Hadiyigna, others.
English is a major foreign language taught in schools.
Business Language(s):
Amharic and English

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